I love upcycle crafts where it’s hard to tell what the original item was. In my opinion, this one qualifies for that quite well. These DIY candle holders are made from plastic soda bottles. Typical taper candles fit snugly into the tops. Like our Soda Bottle Creative Gift Wrap Ideas you can also decorate these for any occasion or holiday. We’ve given you four different ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
IMPORTANT: These are meant as decor items only. DO NOT light candles in these plastic holders.
DIY Candle Holders Supplies
- Soda bottles with normal size openings. (These fit most taper candles.) We used 2 liter and 1 liter bottles for the holders.
- X-acto type knife.
For Black Candle Holder
- Black paint.
- Silver paint.
- Hot glue.
- Silver ribbon.
For Gold Candle Holder
- Ribbon or beads.
- Gold spray paint.
- Gold or brown ribbon.
- Hot glue.
For White Candle Holder
- White ribbon.
- White spray paint.
- String pearls
- Hot glue
Red Christmas Candle Holder
- Red spray paint
- Gold ribbon.
- Plastic holiday decor plants.
- Wood star.
- Hot glue.
Measure where you want to cut your bottles below the opening. You can make them any size you wish but use our images as a general guideline. Cut around the bottle carefully and as straight as possible. If you find they do not sit evenly, trim with scissors.
Spray paint your bottle tops with two or three coats, allowing to dry well in-between.
White DIY Candle Holder
I borrowed a few inches of pearls off these inexpensive holiday strands we had purchased to decorate our Christmas tree. (They’ll never be missed!) Glue them on with hot glue.
Cut and glue on ribbon to cover the threads of the bottle opening. (This is the part that makes it not look like a soda bottle. )
Red Christmas DIY Candle Holder
Glue on ribbon around the opening threads.
Glue on decorations. I snipped some things off of some Christmas foliage and glued them onto a wood star that I painted gold.
I then glued a bell in the center. Done!
Black Textured DIY Candle Holder
The design on this candle holder uses the same method I used for one of my dragon eggs. Using hot glue make some designs on the plastic. Don’t worry about the stringy things or being perfect. (If you need more details click the dragon egg link.)
Paint over the bottle with black paint or spray paint.
Dab a little silver paint onto a tissue and blot it lightly all over the holder.
Add your ribbon to cover threads.
This one is done in gold using plastic beads.