DIY | Upcycling: Candle Holders made from Old Lids

Upcycling: Kerzenhalter aus alten Deckeln selber machen

Today I show you a quick and easy upcycling idea about how to make a candle holder from old lids. Leftover lids of canned food etc. can be tinkered in a few steps to a beautiful candle decoration!

The lids are simply glued together, wrapped with a pretty ribbon and decorated with artificial flowers. This allows you to create not only a beautiful table decoration, the candle holder is also suitable as a pretty gift idea.

With the following step by step instructions you can easily make the candle holder from lids yourself! For this you need the following tools and materials:


Here you can see what tools I used for the upcycled candle holder. You need a hot glue gun with hot glue sticks and scissors.

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Hot glue gun*
Hot glue sticks*


These are the materials I used for for the candle holder: two lids, a pink decorative ribbon (I used a crochet lace ribbon because I just have to put the flowers through the holes later and save the gluing), various artificial flowers and a tea light.

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Two lids*
Crochet lace ribbon*
Artificial flowers*
Tea light*

Tutorial | Upcycling: Make your own candle holder from old lids

Step 1: Glue the lids together

In the first step, I glue the two lids together.

I use my hot glue gun for this and glue the flat sides together so that the openings face down and up.

The result then looks like this:

Step 2: Attach lace ribbon

In the second step, I attach the pink crochet lace ribbon to the lids. In my case, the width fit exactly and I didn’t have to cut anything.

I hot glue the beginning of the ribbon to the lids.

Then I wrap the lids twice with the ribbon, cut the ribbon and hot glue the end to the lids.

Step 3: Add flowers

In the third step I still add the artificial flowers.

To do this, I cut the stems short with the scissors.

I then simply insert the flowers into the holes of the lace ribbon. If you use a ribbon without holes, you can simply attach the flowers with hot glue.

The result then looks like this:

Now the candle can be inserted. I use a tea light.

And ready is the upcycling idea with the reused lids! I hope you enjoyed this DIY as much as I did and you like the sight of the candle holder!



Hi, I'm Jenny! I love flowers and easy DIY ideas. If you like my DIYs, have a look at my pins on Pinterest!

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