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White Farmhouse Style Upcycled Candle Holder

Create a unique farmhouse style upcycled candle holder or jewelry holder using salvaged items.

My favorite thing to do is put together fun home decor using parts and pieces I’ve picked up at junk shops and thrift stores. You can make a candle holder, too, and you don’t need a big junk stash.

salvaged parts to repurpose into a candleholder

There is nothing better than creating something personal for your home. The pieces I used to make the candle holder include a vintage light fixture piece, part of an old pully, a ceramic insulator, and I don’t know what the other piece is.

how to make a repurposed candleholder

The ceramic insulator was my inspiration piece. I looked at it and said “I bet that would make a cool candleholder.” Then I went through my junk stash to find pieces I could stack together. The hole in the insulator allowed it to fit perfectly over the base piece.

spray paint salvaged iron pieces white to make an upcycled candleholder

I cleaned all the pieces and then spray painted them with my favorite Rust-Oleum Spray Paint color, Heirloom Satin. My routine is to spray the bottom of items and then the top side.

upcycled candleholder

I stacked the items again to see how they looked. One of the pieces looked out of place. The total look would depend on what I used for the top piece to hold the candle or jewelry.

hot glue pieces together to make a candleholder

Next I used my hot glue gun to put the pieces together. After I glued everything together, I spray painted the candleholder again.

upcycled iron pieces transformed into a candleholder

I went through several pieces over several days trying to find a piece for the top. Medium side silverplate dishes didn’t seem to fit the style. Pretty china dishes either were not the right color or design, or the size was wrong.

white farmhouse style candleholder made from recycled pieces spray painted white

I went to several thrift stores and picked up a few inexpensive items to try. The wood bowl did the job, but I brought it home anyway, not thinking it would work.

One of the salvaged items didn’t look right when I added the bowl to the mix so I removed it. That would be the flatter piece I had close to the top of the candle holder base.

upcycled recycled and repurposed candleholder

The light color of the wood bowl is what makes it work. It’s not exactly a natural finish, but very light. I first filled the dish with jewelry.

Then, as you can see, I removed the jewelry, filled the bowl partially with sand, and added a Dollar Tree candle to the middle.

spray paint a candleholder white

After looking at the candleholder for a while, I decided to distress the paint. Surprising, right?

how to distress painted decor

It just took a minute or two to distress the paint by hand using 200 grit sandpaper.

create a farmhouse style candleholder

You can take this idea and run with it. Make your own version of the candle holder. Go through your home, garage, husband’s work bench, and find items to work with.

If you don’t have things to work with, go to the thrift store and pick up a large candleholder base and a pretty dish and work with those.

Make something similar to this…… DIY Serving Platters and No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Candy With Peanut Butter

Hope you have a great day, Kathy

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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2 Comments

  1. So cute. I love it you can make something out of nothing. Your creativity is inspiring. I’m going to give it a go. Love your site!