Nautical Style Candle Holder
It's super easy to turn a simple vase into a nautical style candle holder | Dollar Store Craft |using wood pieces and nautical / sisal rope. This cold weather has me dreaming of warm breezes and sunny beaches, hence the nautical vibe.
Candle Holder Dollar Store Craft
I’m excited to join the Dollar Store Design Squad this month featuring crafts made from dollar store supplies. My nautical craft is a three-in-one decorator item . It’s a candle holder or a vase or a seashell holder/display.
Supplies for Nautical Candle Holder:
Glass Vase - Dollar Tree
Decorative Nautical Rope - Dollar Tree
White Candle - Dollar Tree
Decorative Wood Filler - Dollar General
Other tools and supplies:
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Optional Decorative Elements - Seashells, Faux Succulents, Small River Rock
The first step is to hot glue the rope to the glass vase. I started at the bottom of the vase and applied the hot glue to the vase then pressed the rope to the glue.
I always grab the tweezers or a Popsicle stick when using hot glue. I’ve burned my finger prints off too many times with the hot stuff. Anyone feel my pain?
I didn’t have a set number of rows for the nautical rope. I just stopped when it looked about the right height.
When attaching the wood pieces to the vase I applied the hot glue to the wood not the glass. I was worried the wood pieces might be too flat and stick out from the glass but they didn’t.
And that’s all it was to it. Only thing left to do was add the goodies. I almost pulled out a saw and cut the wood pieces varying lengths for a totally different look. But this is an easy craft and I didn’t want to go there.
I tried breaking the wood with my hands but no go. I could split them lengthwise with wire cutters but not crosswise. Maybe next project.
The cool wood spindle is an auction buy. I have four of them. The starfish has been in my junk stash and I’m not sure where I got it. I think I ordered a bunch on eBay at one time.
If you don’t burn candles you can fill the vase with seashells. I have boxes and boxes of shells picked up from trips to Kodiak Island and numerous beaches along the Florida Panhandle. If you don’t have a seashell hoard you can buy those at the dollar stores too.
Or we can use the vase as a planter. The river rock and faux succulents work with the nautical vibe.
I have to say the Dollar Tree is one of my favorite shopping places. I go in to pick up a couple of things and come out with a bag full of stuff. The candle holder cost $4 to make including the candle. Not bad, not bad at all. I also have leftover rope and wood pieces to add to my craft stash.
How do you guys like the nautical candle holder/vase/seashell display? Leave me a note and take the Design Squad tour by clicking the pink text links below the photo. I’m off to take the tour…..
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See you next week! 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