DIY Shamrock Votive Candle Holder ~ This DIY Shamrock Votive Candle Holder is so easy and quick to put together. It is one of those projects that you can whip up last minute to add a special touch to a St. Patrick’s Day dinner party. It is also super inexpensive because it is mostly made with items purchased at the dollar store!
I don’t know if you are aware of this or if you have the same problem as I do if you are a blogger, but it can be pretty tricky and challenging coming up with a title that really captures what the blog is all about. Sometimes choosing a title takes me minutes and sometimes it can take me several hours. This blog title took me a long time. Another issue when choosing a title for a blog is that Google has guidelines that need to be followed and one of them is that the title can’t be too long. I guess that makes sense but sometimes I just want to create a title that really captures what the blog is about and that can’t always be done in a few words. This is one of those posts.
Other titles I could have used instead of DIY Shamrock Votive Candle Holder are…
- How To Repurpose A Votive That No Longer Has a Nice Flame
- What To Look For In A Votive To Use In A Candle Holder
- How To Make A Votive Candle Holder With Items Mostly From The Dollar Store
- How To Make A Votive Candle Holder With Glass Gems And Embellishments For All Kinds Of Special Occasions
As I go through the instructions you will see why any of the above titles would have been applicable!
I have several votives with candle wax that I bought and have used several times. Here you see the votive used in candleholders I created for this Teal, Yellow And White Easter Tablescape. It looked much better back then.
Now you can now see the wick is pretty well used up and it no longer creates a nice flame when burning. If you look closely at the photograph you will see that the wax in the votive doesn’t look very nice either. There is staining and debris like dust and little hairs stuck in the wax. Not very pretty.
I guess I could have thrown them out but I wondered if there was a way that I could repurpose them without having to remove the wax inside the votive. That would have been too labour intensive for me. I had some floating candles leftover from this How To Make A Votive Candle Holder Gift For Mother’s Day.
My students made these in class one year to give as gifts for Mother’s Day. Even though they are supposed to be floating in water I figured I could rest them on top of the used votive and give it a whole new look!
But there is always a ‘but’. The votive didn’t look very attractive with another candle resting on top. So with some glass gems and shamrock embellishments I created a DIY shamrock votive candleholder! There is another ‘but’ and that is the wax may drip onto the glass gems. I don’t plan to burn the candles for hours and they will have to be closely monitored when they are burning.
Here are the super easy instructions for how to make a…
DIY Shamrock Votive Candle Holder
Place the votive inside the candleholder.
Surround the votive with glass gems till the votive is pretty well hidden.
Slip the shamrock embellishments along the side of the candleholder so they are visible from the outside.
If you are repurposing a used votive place a floating candle on top.
That’s it! This little DIY project really can be made up very quickly! I think the DIY shamrock votive candle holders look much prettier with a new wick from a new candle burning creating a healthy glowing flame on top.
The instructions I gave here are for creating a shamrock votive candleholder. But you can make a votive candleholder like this with any combination of different coloured glass gems and embellishments. For example you could use red gems and red valentines for Valentine’s Day or blue gems and white snowflakes for a winter theme. The variations are limitless and the possibilities for different uses are endless!
Before I write a post I always do a bit of research on the topic to see what else I can find out to share with my readers. When researching about votives I came across a very interesting site that explained the difference between votive candles and tealights. I had no idea that there were scientific principles behind the shape of each and how to get the best burn from a candle. You might want to check out tealights and votive candles: know the difference, get the best burn (not sponsored).
One thing I do know now is not to buy votives that already have the wax inside. Once the wick is depleted it is a shame to just toss it into the trash. For now I will repurpose the votives I have by placing another candle that fits on top and extend their use that way. What are your thoughts?
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I love working with glass gems. They are quite inexpensive and add colour inside and outside of the home. I even have them in my garden!
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