How to make Beautiful Candlesticks with your own hands for the New Year (95+ Photos): Original ideas for master classes
Looking forward to the holidays, we will tell you how to make candlesticks with your own hands for the New Year.
You don’t have to be a professional designer to decorate your apartment in an original way for the New Year. Each of us has old plush toys, photographs, candles and other things that are easy to make festive decor..
Christmas decoration is an exciting activity that will appeal to you and your children. Such work will cheer up and prepare the whole family for the winter holidays. We’ll show you how to prepare your home for the New Year and Christmas with homemade candlesticks.
How to make candlesticks
Have you decided to decorate your home for your favorite holiday? A simple and effective way is to play with light. A living flickering candle will create a mysterious atmosphere and bring a good mood. In the flame of a candle, all problems and worries gradually disappear, and even a small mess is not so noticeable..
Good mood in the little things
Prepare lots of candles to create a mysterious atmosphere. It’s also easy to make them yourself. Consider the lighting in the room in which you are going to celebrate next year.
Decor from improvised means
First, let’s check the old stock. Can you do something with them? Enhance the look of old candlesticks with snowflake napkins, drapery of elegant embroidered fabric, or thin glossy paper. You can wrap them with ribbons, lace or shiny tinsel, paste over with rhinestones.
Ribbons and spices in the decor
It’s nice to watch floating candles. You should have an old clear vase or crystal salad bowl that is out of fashion a long time ago. Decorate the edges with toys or small pine cones..
Now pour water into the salad bowl and dip the candles into it. Add small spruce branches, mountain ash and petals to the water to make your creative composition the main decoration of the holiday table. Candlesticks can be made from unnecessary items that are uselessly stored on our shelves. They are even edible. Don’t believe me? Then proceed to the next sections of the article..
Fragrant from fruits
In search of materials at hand for our device, we go to the kitchen. We will try to make original candlesticks from fruits. Prepare them just before the celebration. Fruit candlesticks will give a beautiful unusual shine and delicate aroma.
Take brightly colored apples, grapefruits, or oranges. Fruits should be bright, well-pronounced rounded. Cut them in half and spoon carefully to remove all the pulp.
Choose round, even fruit
Draw a simple pattern with a marker or pen, cut out all unnecessary along the contours using nail scissors. There should be a lot of “holes” to provide an exit for the light.
Cut a hole to fit the candle
Place a candle in the center of each half. You can make a closed version by covering it on top with the second part.
Make markings for decoration
Decorate the fruits with small fir twigs, buds, rhinestones. Use toothpicks to attach rowan berries and tiny toys.
Fragrant candlestick with spices
From unnecessary cans
We use any can for this purpose – from the smallest (for baby food) to a liter. The originality of future candlesticks will be emphasized by the unusual shape of the can..
Lovely fake from a jar of baby food
The most elementary way to use a jar is to simply turn it over by throwing a piece of fancy fabric on top and placing a small candle on the bottom..
Another option for New Year’s decor
Consider creative can candlesticks that become a work of art. Let’s try to dress up the jars with the kids. Let’s take:
- colored markers;
- nail polish in different shades;
- PVA glue;
We prepare the necessary materials
If you are decorating jars with markers or nail polish, no preparation is required. Take and draw different Christmas stories on them – snowflakes, Christmas trees, garlands, snowmen or just intricate abstract patterns.
Fancy DIY patterns
If you are going to decorate cans with gouache, prepare them for painting. Cover the container with glue and let it dry, then the paint better “sticks” to the glass. Draw outlines and paint shapes in vibrant shades.
Apply glue to the entire surface
Entrust painting to your child and do not try to correct his creativity. The result will definitely exceed your expectations! After the gouache has dried, cover it with a clear varnish. If not, use hairspray. It is applied to prevent the paint from flaking and contaminating your hands..
We draw a flight of fantasy
Another interesting painting technique is stained glass paint. It is designed for painting on smooth surfaces. It’s a good idea for Christmas decorations too..
Stained glass painting of jars
First draw the pattern with a marker on the jar. Then trace the outline with black paint, then leave it to dry for half an hour. Fill the space with any bright colors and leave to dry again (dry for a few hours).
Calm flickering of lights
We insert the candle into our jar – the pattern begins to flicker with colored lights. A 1-liter container with a wide mouth can be filled halfway with water. The candle will float, and the light from the can will overflow and fill the room with warmth.
An atmosphere of warmth and comfort in your home
Want to celebrate the New Year outside the city? Place your glowing decorations along paths, windowsills and trees. Bright colored lights will create a wonderful mood.
New Year mood in small details
How to make a candle house
You may have seen small “houses” for candles on store shelves, but they are completely devoid of originality. Let’s learn how to make such decorations with a simple master class. To do this, prepare:
- empty square packaging for milk or kefir;
Ingredients for salty dough
Prepare salty dough: mix a glass of flour and salt, pour in a tablespoon of any vegetable oil and enough water to knead the dough. The final consistency should be like clay. To make colored dough, add paint to the mixture.
Kneading the salted dough for the house
Now we start building the house. Thoroughly wash the paper container from the remains of the milk drink, dry it and cut off the bottom. Cut out some windows and leave a hole for the pipe.
Cooking the dough and cutting to the template
Next, we grease the outer wall of the house with glue and start rolling small sausages from the dough. Here you can attract your child – he will cope with the task. We do this with all the walls, remembering to leave the openings for the windows uncovered..
We glue the parts of the house
Now roll out the rectangle to make the roof. We glue it to the walls. Further, it is behind the door and shutters. You can place any figurine near the house – Snow Maiden or Santa Claus. For large items we use glue, small ones are slightly moistened with water.
We put a candle in the middle of the house
Dry the resulting composition in the oven at a very low temperature. When the work has dried up, it can be decorated with any paints. Cover the house with varnish on top. Put a small candle inside it, and it will glow with a soft light, and real smoke will quietly come out of the chimney.!
“House” for the candle is ready
The cone decoration reflects the spirit and mood of the winter holidays. Decorating a candlestick will take a little time and will bring you pleasure. Prepare the following necessary items:
- Christmas tree cones;
- glass toys;
- common stand;
- candle holder;
- spray paint (gold, silver or white).
We prepare the necessary materials
This is an optional kit, you can improvise and use whatever you find in your Christmas decoration box.
- We make a stand for a candle using a metal lid or a narrow glass. In the first version, we glue the button on the lid to fix the candle. The glass will cope with the task by itself, supporting it with its walls.
- Now we make out a stand for the whole composition. For it, you can use a piece of old board or plywood. We smear it with glue from all sides and apply foil.
Stand for the whole composition
- To make the buds beautiful and elegant, cover them with an aerosol and let them dry. We prepare twigs, Christmas tree decorations and other available decorative elements.
We paint cones
- In the middle of our board with foil, place a candle holder. We lay out cones, twigs, toys around. When the resulting composition takes on an attractive look, we begin to glue objects.
Christmas composition is ready
- All that remains is to put the decoration on a shelf or table, light a candle!
Everyone has a couple of unnecessary glasses that are outdated or scrapped for other reasons. It is easy for them to find a new use – they can serve as candlesticks for our New Year’s table.
One of the glass decor options
Method number 1
You need to take a glass, a candle, glue, scissors, paper, small sprigs of spruce, fir or thuja.
- Trim the branches to the required size so that they fit in the glass and do not obscure the candle.
- Spread the branches on paper and cover them with glue.
Take thuja or pine
- Glue the outer walls of the glass with it in a circle. Do this quickly so the glue doesn’t dry out..
- Place a candle of the desired size in the glass.
Do everything step by step – the craft is ready
Method number 2
Let’s consider another original option. Just turn it upside down and place a small candle on the base. Put beautiful twigs, flowers, beads or Christmas balls inside the vessel.
It remains to put the candle on the leg
- Trace the outline of the container on the cardboard and cut out the cap.
Cut out the end cap
- The inside of the glass must be degreased by rubbing until it shines.
Rub the glass to a shine
- Place toys, figures, pebbles and whatever comes to your mind inside. The main thing is to get a beautiful and fabulous composition..
Glue any composition
- Attach the cap with glue to the glass.
We glue the cap to the glass
Method number 3
You can make an interesting candlestick using braid or lace. Cover the glass with a cloth, but do not glue – first evaluate the appearance.
Candlestick with lace and beads
If you use fabrics and laces of different shades, the candlestick will turn out to be more colorful..
Elegant lace for candlestick
To prevent your glass from bursting from heat, use only small candles..
Method number 4
Decoupage will add an exquisite look to your candlesticks made of wine glasses. Let’s get acquainted with the specifics of the technology. Prepare the following ingredients: glass, candle, acrylic paints, varnish, glue, outlines.
We start to make decoupage. First of all, degrease the glass surface. Apply a layer of acrylic paint as a primer. We recommend using a small sponge to spread the paint quickly and evenly..
Apply acrylic paint
Usually one layer of acrylic is enough. However, if it seems to you that the surface is not smooth and beautiful enough, repeat the steps. While the paint is drying, we can come up with and make drawings. Cut out intricate patterns from a napkin and decide where and how best to glue them.
Cut out a drawing from a napkin
When the paint is completely dry (it can take three hours), glue the decorative patterns onto the bowl with regular glue. Smooth the napkin with a paintbrush so that it does not dry out with folds.
Glue a napkin on a glass
Now you can apply the finishing touches, highlighting the details with paints and highlighting the elements with a dark outline. After finishing creative work, cover the glass with varnish..
Putting the finishing touches on the outline
Method number 5
Perhaps now you are on fire with the idea of making a candlestick out of a glass. What if the selected container will soon be needed for direct use?
The original decor, which will not harm the wine glasses, is done in a matter of minutes. The method will allow you to use the glass for alcoholic drinks in the future. Take small candles and decorative items – beads, twigs, flowers, etc. Fill the glass two thirds with water. Place a decoration of your choice and a candle inside. The candlestick is ready!