Hello lovely readers! I’m Megan from Homemade Ginger where I blog all about creating lovely things without spending a lot of money. I love creating DIY projects that don’t break the bank and today is no different!
I have a confession: I’m obsessed with the dollar store. I literally get giddy when I leave the store with a bag of goodies that I scored for only $1. In fact, I wrote a post all about the top 10 best things to buy at the Dollar Tree. I think one of the best parts of the dollar store is the craft section. Every time I walk down that aisle, I find something I haven’t seen before. It’s like a treasure hunt! I have seen moss, washi tape, wreath forms, faux birds, wired ribbon and the list goes on and on. See, I told you I was obsessed!
So if you weren’t already a dollar store lover like me, hopefully I have convinced you. This project was made from materials that I found for just $1! Even if you don’t have a dollar store in your area, this is still a super frugal DIY and couldn’t be easier. I love how pretty mine turned out and I did it all while my kids napped. The perfect afternoon project!
Not only are these glass bead candle holders pretty during the day, but they cast the most beautiful shadows when lit up at night. You could experiment with different colors of beads and shapes of glass containers. I was inspired by this candle holder, but wanted to change up the shape and I love it!
I love that older children can help with this project and it would make an easy and simple gift to give a teacher. After you see just how easy it is, you will want to try it for yourself!
Glass Bead Candle Holder
The full printable instructions are at the end of the post, but here is what you will need:
After you find the perfect glass container and gather the rest of the supplies, you are ready to begin!
Simply add a dot of hot glue to the back of a glass bead.
Quickly adhere it to the top of the glass container.
Keep gluing and lining them up around the jar.
As you are getting towards the end, you may have to try different sizes of beads in different spots to make sure the surface is completely filled with beads.
Add some votives!
And you are done! It looks so elegant when it’s lit up.
- Glass Beads
- Glass Container - any shape or size
- Hot Glue
- Make a dot of glue on the back of a glass bead and quickly adhere it to the top of your glass container.
- Continue gluing and lining up the beads up around the candle holder.
- Once it is filled with beads, add a votive and you are finished!
These glass candle holders are just so beautiful and easy to create! You will love making them and enjoying their elegant beauty!
Thanks Megan! If you’re looking for more awesome dollar store craft ideas, these DIY whiteboards are ridiculously easy to make. It takes less than five dollars and five minutes for each one! Such a pretty and EASY little project!