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I am a “handmade”gift giver! I tend to think that Christmas gifts are always better handmade and from the heart. I just love receiving handmade gifts and I also love giving gifts that I created. You know what else I love, like really really love? Functional gifts. I much prefer being able to give gifts that can be used, especially if they have multiple functions.
Not too long ago I made a pair of DIY candle holders, that are THE perfect multi-functional gift!
They were super simple ( and cheap) to make, ya know...my kind of DIY. I originally made them to use in my daughters nursery for tiny starter plants I was trying to root. However, after making them, I realized that they could be used as candle holders and so much more! I’ll give you some different ideas on how to use them at the end of the post, but first let buts talk about how to make them!
You will need:
Wood plank(s) approximately 12” L x 3.5” W x 1” thick
Glass containers (I used old crab dip containers) needs to have rim or lip so that it does not slip through your strapping. Mine were approx 3.5” tall and 2.5” diameter
This DIY candle holder is really easy to make, just follow these instructions:
Just add your picture hangers to the back of the boards if you want to hang them and you are done!
The best thing about these DIY candle holders are that they don’t have to be used as candle holders. You can use them to store pens/pencils in an office or use them for starter plants if you have a green thumb/ They can also be used as a vase for wildflowers in the summer, and to store buttons, thimbles, and extras if you like to sew!
Want more DIY Christmas gift ideas? Check out what the rest of the Deck the Home Blog Hop participants came up with !