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How To Upcycle Thrift Store Finds Into A Candle Holder

When I upcycle thrift store finds the projects are always fun and usually super easy. This candle holder project is a good example. It was definitely one my easiest DIY’s and also one of the cutest!

How To Upcycle Thrift Store Finds

This project was inspired by my friend Christy ‘s thrift store decor project from four years ago. Gosh, time sure does fly! I remembered the candle holder post when I found a couple of items at the thrift store that would be perfect for this project.

Farmhouse candle holder made with thrift store items by our southern home
The Farmhouse Candle Holder from Our Southern Home is one of those pieces I consider multi-purpose. It can be used to hold cookies or other baked goods, fruits, rolls, etc. I just love multi-use items don’t you?

Today is Thrift Store Decor Day. One of my favorite days of the month. I can’t wait to see all of the projects. Be sure and take the tour at the end of the post.

thrift store finds project Petticoat Junktion

I found the wood candle holder and the cake pan at the thrift store…on different days. The price for the pan as you can see was listed at 99 cents and the candle holder was $1.79. I’m sure I paid less than that for them. Between being a Senior citizen and the spouse of a retired military guy I almost always get a discount.

candle holder project E6000 Petticoat Junktion

I was going to spray paint both pieces white but they looked so perfect together I just couldn’t do it. The dark cake pan matched the dark stained wood candle holder perfectly. I used E6000 to glue the candle holder to the cake pan.

I filled the cake pan with water after applying the E6000 to the pan and the candle holder. The water served as weight to help the glue form a tight bond between the two pieces and the price sticker (those stickers!) came right off when I emptied out the water. Sometimes I get things right!

How To Upcycle Thrift Store Finds Into A Candle Holder

How To Upcycle Thrift Store Finds Into A Candle Holder

I put the candle holder on the bar…added a candle from my stash…and filled the pan with limes and cuties from the fridge. Makes a great centerpiece…at least until I need a few limes. Find another of my thrifty candle holder projects here.

Can you think of any other ideas for the rustic farmhouse candle holder? I was thinking of making a miniature fairy garden. Those fairy gardens seem to be popular. I know the granddaughters would love that idea.

How To Upcycle Thrift Store Finds Into A Candle Holder

How about you. Do you ever upcycle thrift store finds or do you shop the thrift stores looking for things you can use as is? No problem with that at all.

Time to take the Thrift Store Decor Tour. Just click the pink text links below the “before” makeovers photo….

thrift store decor projects 2021

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DIY Nautical Trash Can from DIY Nautical Trash Can

Winter Makeover from Sadie Seasongoods

Tin Heart Valentines Day Project from House of Hawthornes

thrift store decor candle holder

Leave a quick note if you have time and have a great day, 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. That is a great idea! Thrift stores are overrun with those kind of pieces anyhow, might as well turn them into something cute and useful!

  2. Oh my gosh, it’s soooo cute. I love the paint! I’ve done something similar, but not exactly like this. I like both yours and Christy’s.

    Maybe I’ll do one eventually.



  3. Love the candleholders. I think the farmhouse one would be super cute with some moss and bunnies for a spring vignette. I know it’s early for spring decor, but after such a gloomy year, bunnies to me are always a sign that spring will come no matter how long the winter seems.