Repurposed Candle Holders

Hello sweet friends!! I have a fun repurpose to share with y’all today!

I’m sharing what I made out of these candle holders I scored for 99¢ each on my last thrifting day:

I always keep an eye open for small wooden candlesticks because they can be repurposed in several ways, so of course I grabbed these!

They were the perfect size to make into tiered jewelry holders!

All I needed was some pretty china and voila:

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

I used one of these candle holders for the bottom tier. I didn’t even have to cut it:

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

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Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

I had to dig through my stash to find a couple of skinnier candlesticks like this one for the second tier:

These did have to be cut down though. To do that, I unscrewed the bottom piece:

Then I was able to lay it flat and level so that I could cut it with my miter saw:

Always use extreme caution especially when cutting these smaller pieces. I had to hold it in place as firmly as I could. I reattached that bottom piece once I had it cut to the length I wanted.

Then the soon-to-be center support pieces got a couple of coats of Bit of Sugar by Behr, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)

I lightly sanded them with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed them with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.

Then I used E6000 glue to join all the pieces together:

E6000 glue is perfect for gluing china!

It is quite stinky, so use it in a well-ventilated area where you can leave it sit undisturbed for 72 hours. That’s how long it suggests to obtain maximum adhesion. If you want to make one as well, be sure the bottoms of your dishes are smooth and flat so the candle holders will sit flush with the bottom.

You also want to be sure your support pieces are centered and aligned correctly so it looks like one piece going up through the whole thing.

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

I found these dishes at the Goodwill for $25 for 41 pieces:

However, all blue tags were 50% off, so I thought $12 wasn’t too bad for all those pieces, and I really liked the pretty pattern on this set. However, it never even occurred to me until I got home that there are only 19 pieces here! Maybe someone bought just the plates and left the rest behind? I probably could have gotten a sweeter deal if I had I noticed that!

I really loved the little creamer pitcher for the top. I glued that in place as well…

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

This is really ideal for holding earrings, bracelets, rings…

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

You could even use it to hold makeup and you could store your makeup brushes in the little pitcher!

I used the other candle holder on a second one.

Here is how the second one turned out:

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

 

 

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

This one has an M on the top:

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

I thought that piece was so pretty! None of these pieces matched, but they came together as a nice set, I think.

I love any excuse to peruse the dish aisles, so this was a fun project for me!

You may remember I’ve shared similar tiered jewelry holders before HERE and HERE.

I still have one of them on my vanity!

Candlesticks and thrift store dishes create perfect jewelry storage!

That’s another one crossed off the list!!

If you missed any of these makeovers so far, you can catch up below:

Thrift Store Baskets go Coastal

Estate Sale Shelving Unit Makeover

$4 Thrift Store Tray Makeover

$6 Thrift Store End Table Makeover

I’ll see ya’ll on Thursday with this cabinet:

I finally got it under control!

UPDATE: See how it looks now HERE

See ya then!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says

    Those turned out so cute. I see those old candle holders all the time at the thrift store, I guess I will have to pick up a few with some cute dishes and get busy! I am really looking forward to what you have done with the blue cabinet! Thanks for always inspiring me!!

  2. Christina in SW FL says

    Christy these are such a sweet, feminine and gorgeous idea! Way to get your creative juices flowing! 🙂

  3. Janice Holt says

    These are so dainty and cute. Can’t wait to see the cabinet Thursday.

    • Thank you, Janice! I’ll give you a hint on the cabinet…it’s not blue anymore! I bet you already guessed that ha ha! XOXO

  4. Whaaaat! I wasn’t expecting this when I clicked through… super charming Christy! XO

  5. Josie Smith says

    Sooooo Pretty!!!!

  6. What an awesome idea and so very pretty. These stands would make a very nice Birthday/Christmas gift for some of my senior lady friends. Thank you for the idea.

  7. Cute! Very creative.

  8. Marcie Lovett says

    I knew they’d be reinvented, but I couldn’t imagine they’d be SO different. Fabulous projects, Christy, and great way to use mismatched plates!

  9. Cecilia from Georgia says

    Such a good idea for Mother’s Day! I snagged a headboard that had a lot of spindles and may try to cut it up to make a few of these towers with my grandson for his Mom. She will love it! Thanks for the idea! XOXO

  10. I LOVE tiers. I have tierd (or pedestal) storage/display in almost every room of my house. Yours are lovely!!!

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