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How To Make Pretty Farmhouse Wood Spindle Candle Holders

See how easy it is to turn spindles from a broken chair into pretty farmhouse spindle candle holders. 

repurposed wood spindle candle holders

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Hello friends! If you’ve been following along on Facebook, you know I have been keeping busy crafting and even started joining in on weekly Facebook lives.

It’s a great way to distract myself from all that is going on. If you enjoy DIY, crafting and all things creating, Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate started a Facebook group you can join. 

It’s a great place for you to connect with creators and get inspired. The candle holders that I’m sharing today were a craft I previewed last week on my Facebook page.

It all started with my interior front door. It was a standard builder grade white door and I have been itching to paint it a happy color.

white door

So I hit up my stash of paint and went with a gorgeous blue called Poolside. It’s so warm and welcoming. 

blue front door

You know how one project leads to another, right? So now I started looking at other things and decided I wanted some pretty candle holders for my mantel.

I already had the paint out, so why not? Plus, I had a broken chair in my basement with a bunch of spindles. See how this all came together. I love when that happens. 

diy spindle farmhouse candle holder

If you don’t have any spindles, you can order some online for about $1 a piece, so it’s a very budget-friendly DIY. 

How To Make Wood Spindle Candle Holders

Supplies

candle holder supplies

Step 1.

Paint wood spindles in the color of your choice. You can use a light whitewash, or fully coat the spindles. It’s totally up to you. I like a little bit of a chippy look. It really gives it that farmhouse style.

painted spindles

painting spindles

Step 2.

Paint the scrap wood and clay saucers. You will need at least 2-3 coats of paint. Let fully dry.

Step 3.

Use E-6000 to attach the spindles to the clay saucers and/or the scrap wood. I only had three saucers on hand so I used wood for the rest. 

Step 4.

You can leave as is, or go back with a sanding block to distress it. And that’s it!

I’m so happy with how these farmhouse spindle candle holders turned out, and they are so budget-friendly. The clay saucers were 3 for $1 and the spindles were free. You can’t beat that!

wood candles from spindles

This is being shared as part of the Creative Craft Blog Hop hosted by Celebrate and Decorate. There are 25+ talented bloggers sharing fun crafts. 

Turn Broken Chair Spindles Into Candle Holders

Time to check out the rest of these craft ideas to try now! 

You can start by visiting Andrea from Design Vibes. She is sharing a gorgeous succulent wreath.

Then be sure to check out the rest of the projects by clicking the below links. Enjoy!

craft hop

Hope you have a great day. Happy crafting!

finished diy farmhouse wood candle holders
Yield: 3 Candle Holders

How To Make Pretty Farmhouse Wood Spindle Candle Holders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Turn spindles from a broken chair into pretty farmhouse spindle candle holders with this super easy DIY tutorial.

Materials

  • Wood Spindles 
  • E-6000
  • Scrap Wood Squares
  • Mini Clay Saucers
  • DecoArt Paint 
  • Sanding Sponge

Tools

  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  1. Paint wood spindles in the color of your choice.
  2. Paint the scrap wood and clay saucers.
  3. Use E-6000 to attach the spindles to the clay saucers and/or the scrap wood.
  4. You can leave as is, or go back with a sanding block to distress it.

Did you make this project?

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Lynne

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Michelle, you are so creative! This is such a fun project and I love the color you chose! Pinned!

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Wednesday 29th of April 2020

This is great!! I will try this. It looks so cool.

Rebecca

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Michelle, I love that you upcycled spindles from a broken chair. Talk about a budget friendly craft! The blue is a lovely color both on your door and on the candlesticks. They will be perfect for your summer decor. It's been fun crafting and chatting with you on Facebook :)

Debbee M

Sunday 26th of April 2020

Michelle, what a clever reuse idea for creating home decor! An easy, inexpensive project that will appeal to many makers at heart. Love the blues in your home!

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Sunday 26th of April 2020

Michelle, I'm also up for a rescue, restore, redecorate project. I can't believe you resued the chair legs, which is so smart. Love the love that you sued for your candlesticks. I'm sharing on my IG post tonight.