Friday, November 9, 2018

Here's a Quick Way to make DIY Candle holders and Cloches

If you've ever been to the thrift store,
you've seen the plethora of glass and ceramic
dishes sitting so lonely on the shelves.

In this post, I'm going to show you how to make
DIY Candle Holders and Cloches
with thrift store glassware.






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I'm sure you've walked by
random, mismatched glass pieces
wondering why someone would ever buy them.


DIY candle stands, DIY cupcake stand, DIY display stand, mismatched thrift store glass pieces


What could anyone possibly do with a small jelly
jar and a faux crystal plate?


DIY candle holder from thrift store glass pieces


You can put them together to make DIY
candle holders, cupcake stands and cloches.




Use strong glue, if you want the glass pieces to stick 
together permanently,
or hot glue if you want a temporary hold.


How to glue glass together to make DIY candle holders


Use cans to add some weight to the pieces
as glue dries.


How to make candle holders from thrift store glassware


Once the glue is dried,
you have small stands that can be used to hold
candles, cupcakes or anything else small. 




To make a cloche, 
glue a glass cabinet pull to the bottom of a
thrift store glass vase.
Once the glue dries, it's strong enough
to use as a handle to lift the vase, now cloche.
For smaller cloches, use clear glass beads.


Thanksgiving centerpiece, DIY candle holders, DIY cloche


For a Thanksgiving table centerpiece,
I filled the candle holders and cloches with
candles- of course,
mini pumpkins, popcorn,
a beautiful fall leaf held by a clothespin,
and a cute turkey medallion.


Thanksgiving centerpiece, DIY candle holders, DIY cloche


I also added a strand of warm white fairy lights.


Thanksgiving centerpiece, DIY candle holders, DIY cloche


Thanksgiving centerpiece, DIY candle holders, DIY cloche


Thanksgiving centerpiece, DIY candle holders, DIY cloche


I also put together a Christmas table centerpiece.


Christmas table centerpiece with DIY candle holders and cloches from thrift store glass ware


For the Christmas display I used,
various Christmas scrapbook supplies- similar here
a Santa figurine, Christmas bells,
vintage wire bound numbers,
Scrabble letters and epsom salt for snow.
I also used boxwood boughs (clipped from my bushes)
and fairy lights.


Christmas table centerpiece with DIY candle holders and cloches from thrift store glass ware


This little toy car is one that my husband
played with as a child.
I tied a mini tree to it with bakers twine.


Christmas table centerpiece with DIY candle holders and cloches from thrift store glass ware


Christmas table centerpiece with DIY candle holders and cloches from thrift store glass ware


Christmas table centerpiece with DIY candle holders and cloches from thrift store glass ware


So the next time you're meandering
the aisles of the thrift store,
don't be afraid to grab those random
glass pieces.  You can make them into something
s p e c t a c u l a r! 

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