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This Vibrant DIY Candle Holder Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate Pride

colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

We’re celebrating Pride this year in a creative way — upcycling old wood scraps to create a beautiful and fun DIY candle holder. Upcycling is a wonderful way to give new life to unused, old materials. You’d be surprised how you can craft something unique and beautiful by doing so.

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The cutest candle holder to celebrate pride 🏳️‍🌈🥰 @Hey Maca | DIY | Home Decor #pride #happypride #candle #diy

♬ MILLION DOLLAR BABY (VHS) – Tommy Richman

In this easy DIY tutorial, we’re showing you how to make a stunning upcycled Pride candle holder, a decor staple that not only serves as a functional one but also as a vibrant celebration piece.

colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

Materials Required:

  • MDF wood scraps
  • Wooden base
  • Drill with candle-sized drill bit
  • Jigsaw
  • Pride-themed candles
  • White spray paint
  • Felt sheets in pride colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Construction glue
  • Protective gear for spray paint (mask)

 

colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

Step 1: Drill Holes

First, start by drilling your wooden base where you’ll later place the candles. Using a drill and a bit that matches the candle width, drill holes into the base carefully, making sure they are deep enough to hold the candles securely. Remove the dust and clean the base as soon as you finish creating the holes.

Related: DIY Celebrate Pride With This Stylish Jesmonite Tray DIY Idea

colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio
colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

Step 2: Cut Half Moon MDF Pieces

To complete the candleholder base, use a jigsaw to cut two half moon shapes that will be glued on either side of the wooden base we just drilled. Use construction glue to securely attach the MDF shapes to each side of the base and align them properly by adding pressure with your fingers.

colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

Step 3: Time for Spray Paint

It’s time to decorate your candleholder now! In a well-ventilated area and wearing protective gear, spray paint the entire candleholder base including the interior sides. Let the first coat dry and then apply a second coat for better coverage.

Related: Tea Lovers Will Adore These DIY Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

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colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

Step 4: Decorating Fun

While the paint is drying, take your colourful felt sheets and cut them into organic shapes in a free-form style using your scissors. Glue them to the half moon MDF covers on both sides with a hot glue gun. Then, place your beautiful pride-coloured candles into their holes to finish off this adorable DIY candle holder.

colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

Tips:

  • For a smoother finish, you can lightly sand the half moon MDF pieces between each coat of spray paint.
  • Feel free to experiment with different shapes and sizes of the felt decorations (you can even create a rainbow — personalize your design as much as you can).
  • If you’re new to drilling, we suggest that you start practicing on a scrap piece of wood before you jump to the final base to ensure you get the holes just right.

colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio
colourful candles and a DIY candle holder
Maca Atencio

Enjoy the glow and vibrant colour of your new DIY candle holder. We can’t wait to see your creations on social media!



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