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Thrift Store Candle Holder Makeover

The team’s thrift store decor inspiration today is over-the-top. My project is a thrifty candle holder, and it was really simple to put together. I hope you look at our makeovers every month, take the ideas, and make them your own. 

iron candleholder from the thrift store

I spotted the wrought iron candle holder at the thrift store. It was $4.99, more than I would normally spend for a piece like this, but inspiration hit. 

I thought I would make a bird feeder and hang it from a tree in our yard, but I couldn’t find an item to place in the center to hold bird seed. Whatever I used would have to fit between the bars of the candle holder and sit in the candle area. I couldn’t even fit a small saucer through the black bars, too wide.

Daisy candle ring

So, I had to come up with another plan. I found the daisy candle ring in my stash of stuff. I took it to my booth at the shop, and it never sold, so I brought it home. 

making a candleholder display

The base of the black candle holder did not fit inside the candle ring. 

cutting a candle flower ring to fit

No problem, I’ll just cut it.

thrift store diy candleholder

Now it fits. I love daisies. They are so fresh and simple looking.

yellow candle holder

Next, I went on the hunt for a candle. Can you believe that out of all my junk stuff, I didn’t have a candle that was the right size or color? I really thought a yellow candle would be perfect, but this one was too small.

I shopped a couple of stores and online, but really! I didn’t realize the price of candles had skyrocketed. I finally placed an order for a box of white candles on Amazon that were half way reasonable.

how to make a decorative candleholder from thrifty finds

Meanwhile, after another search through my stuff, I found the Dollar Tree turquoise, wavy-looking candle. It actually looks pretty good with the black holder and the daisies. The turquoise candle adds another Summery color to the mix.

DIY thrift store candleholder for Summer decorating

Then the white candles arrived, and I like the white candle too.

make a decorative candleholder using a vintage daisy candle ring

I may switch the candles out and use the daisy ring candle holder in various rooms of the house. Candles make any room feel warm and homey. I can see the candle holder with a poinsettia candle ring and red candle in the wintertime. 

DIY thrift store decorating idea

What do you think? Are candle rings outdated? Leave a note if you have the time before heading out on the Thrift Store Decor Tour. You can take the tour by clicking the text links below the “before” makeovers photo collage.

Thrift store decor tour

Thrift Store Decor Tour….
High Top Table Makeover – My Repurposed Life
Thrift Store Candle Holder Makeover – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
Refresh Dated Art – Our Southern Home
Fixing Up A $5 Broken Side Table – Sadie Seasongoods
Canceal A House With A Flower Pot Hack – House Of Hawthornes
Turn A File Cabinet Into A Planter – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
DIY Garden Hanging Planters – Shop At Blu
Rope Wrapped Hanging Basket – Domestically Speaking

Create a fun candleholder from thrift store finds

As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. It has a lot of country charm to it. You could also use a flameless candle, on a timer. I like candle rings – they have so many crafty uses!

  2. What a fun, pretty (and easy) thrift store project Kathy!
    I like both candles differently. I definitely can see this dressed up for other holidays/occasions!

  3. This is adorable! Love the bird feeder idea, but protecting the seed can be an issue. I love this idea. The flower ring around it totally elevated the look for summer.