I did a Dollar Tree haul recently. I picked up a bunch of items for super cheap and was able to do a bunch of DIY projects with them. One DIY project I did was the pillar candle holders you see above. I have been in need of decent pillar holders for some time now, but every time I see a pair I like, I decide that it’s not worth the price on the tag. So, I decided I would just make some myself. Hence why I did this DIY project. I feel they came out beautifully and capture the glam I was looking for. 


  • (2) Pillar Candles
  • (2) Stick Candle holders
  • (2) Glass Containers
  • 1 packet small white pebbles
  • Hot Glue
  • 60 grit sandpaper
  • Tack Cloth
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  1. Remove any pricing stickers from the glass containers and glass candle stick holders. Make sure all adhesive is removed.
  2. Wash down the glass to remove any additional residue.
  3. Take the glass containers and flip them over. Using the 60 grit rough up the middle of the glass container. Wipe away the excess with a tack cloth.
    GlassContainer Roughed Resized
  4. Next, take the 60 grit sandpaper and rough up the top of the candle stick. Wipe the excess away with the tack cloth.
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  5. Next, take the hot glue and put a line of glue along the top of the “roughed up” candle stick and place it face down, in the middle of the upside down glass container and hold down for 20 seconds.
  6. Once the hot glue is dry, flip the fixture over and test the bond to make sure the two pieces do not come apart.
    FixturesUpright Resize.PNG
  7. Take some of the white crushed stone and put some in the bottom of the glass container.
    WhiteStone Resized
  8. Then take the pillar candle and place in the middle of the crushed stone. Push down a bit to make sure it’s in place. If you find that the pillar is wobbling a bit, you can place some more of the white crushed stone in between the pillar and the glass container.
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  9. Clean off the dust from the crushed stone and place your new pillar candle holders in a desired location and admire your work!
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Note: Total cost for all supplies from the Dollar Tree was $7.00 or $3.50 a pillar holder. Not bad at all!


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