Make It: Easy DIY Gold Log Candle Holders

Photo: Life Over Easy

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean you have to put all the shimmery goodness away! These gold log candle holders are equal parts glam and rustic — and are perfect for any time of year!      

Daniela and Nadia from Life Over Easy share this simple DIY tutorial for making some of your own metallic log votive holders over on the UK Etsy site. Check it out and have some fun customizing the size and color to suit your personal tastes! Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Rustic Nordic Candle Holder

Nordic Candle Holder

I stumbled across this delightful project! Easily assembled from off the shelf parts, it makes for a striking decor element. Copper is on trend and the clean wooden lines and form lend itself to a Nordic feeling, at home in modern homes.


Full instructions provided at the link below, translated from the original Swedish.

Candle Holder via Sköna Hem

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Make It: Easy Faux Stained Glass Votive Holders

created at: 10/28/2012

Not only are these colorful glass votive holders stunning, they’re a cinch to make!     

All you need is some alcohol ink (available from craft stores) and some rubbing alcohol. After that, you can go to town experimenting with different techniques to create the effects you want! I love the splatter look that’s going on in this version from All Thumbs Crafts, don’t you? Beautiful!

Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

created at: 06/13/2012

It’s modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!     

1. DIY Eames-Inspired Drinking Glasses

2. DIY Eames Hang-It-All

3. DIY Cathrineholm Candle Holders

4. DIY Asterisk Clock

created at: 06/13/2012

5. DIY Noguchi-Inspired Coffee Table

6. DIY MCM Chandelier

7. DIY Sputnik Chandelier

8. DIY George Nelson-Inspired Outdoor Slat Bench

created at: 06/13/2012

9. DIY Mid-Century Modern House Numbers

10. DIY Modern Bird Feeder

11. DIY George Nelson Case Study-Inspired Bed

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Make a Brick Succulent Planter/Candle Holder


Bricks, plants & candles are a trifecta in my book. How about yours? These little planters, as RM states, would be lovely used inside or out. Making them doesn’t require anything too fancy, just some patience and the following:

  • bricks
  • small to medium succulents
  • dirt
  • candle and holder
  • c-clamp
  • 1/2″-3/4″ masonry chisel
  • steel mallet or hammer
  • squirt bottle filled with water
  • drill
  • 2-2 1/2″ carbide hole cutter with mandrel bit
  • safety goggles

For the entire tute, head on over to ReadyMade. Continue Reading