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2 Minute DIY | Vases to Candlestick Holders

November 17, 2016


This Thanksgiving Michael & I will be hosting for the first time together as two, semi-adult adults. And while we’re excited, I have entered classic over-planning mode. Menus, decorations, accommodations! All in our small apartment with an even smaller budget (this girl’s got a wedding to plan ;)). So any project that is quick, cheap, and easy enough to throw together right before guests arrive is a major win in my book.


The secret candlestick holder? Bud vases! I used two I found at Ten Thousand Villages (other cute options here and here) and an old lab flask from a flea market. To get your candles to stay put, gently twist the candle end into the vase opening, sort of like sharpening a pencil. The wax will slowly shave down and create a nice, snug fit. If it’s still a little wobbly, try melting the candle end before placing it in the vase.


Alright, alright. This week’s DIY post is more of a holiday hack but it’s still cute, no?

Pro Tip: Hit up T.J. Maxx or Marshalls for tapered candles. I found a box of 8 for $4! Much better than my 2 for $3 ones from Target and they’re exactly the same. If you’re wondering what opening size to look for, tapered candles generally have a 3/4″ dia bottom. The more you know 😉

How are you decorating your Thanksgiving table this year?

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