Votive candle holders. Beach house decor.


  • 3 Empty candle glasses (these are glade)
  • 1 Off cut of burlap or canvas
  • 3 metres Twine
  • 2 Buttons of choice
  • 1 Superglue
  • 3 Tealight candles
  • 1 pair Scissors


  1. Clean your glasses if they still have residue from old candles. An easy way is to set them in the freezer for 10 minutes this makes the wax easier to remove. Give them a warm soapy wash and dry.
  2. Cut roughly 20cm piece of twine and using a square cut of canvas or burlap hold it on your glass whilst you wrap your twine around to hold it in place. When you get to an even length to tie, add a button and knot your twine to hold button and burlap in place.
  3. Cut another piece of twine roughly 20-30cm. Place your twine evenly around your glass and once you get to the ends tie a knot in the front. Trim ends to neaten.
  4. Cut another length of twine roughly 20-30cm. Starting with one end of twine place a touch of super glue on your glass and start wrapping the twine around your glass. Once you get to the end glue down to the existing twine. Then glue on your remaining button.
  5. Set up on your bathroom window and light when you get mummy me time and have a relaxing spa bath! You could use scented tea lights for a better effect!

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  • isabeau
    • 02 May 2014
      9:49 pm

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  • These would look so good on the table!


  • Love this idea it’s very unique and elegant


  • A great way to decorate candle holders.

    • Unique and great to use for entertaining


  • Beautiful, unique and decorative; thanks!


  • your project looks terrific. Great idea mum.


  • These votive candle holders are so clever they are beautiful and would suit mout bathrooms I believe as they are neutral tones. Who doesn’t love candles!


  • Thank you for such a lovely idea. Would make beautiful presents


  • This looks lovely


  • way cool, love this idea. simple and tasteful


  • These have made great gifts!


  • beach house decor


  • looking great I have made these and placed them all around my bath… sooooo relaxing


  • These looks so lovely and so effective. Thanks!


  • I love these. And so simple even I can make these. The beach theme is a theme in our house so I’m looking forward to getting a little crafty like this.


  • Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea- they look amazing and I can’t wait to give them a try :0)


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