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DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders

DIY Metallic Leaf Votive Candle Holders by Twinspiration

If you can’t tell, I’m really into clay projects lately. Clay is such an affordable, versatile medium, I just love it.

DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders by Twinspiration

I love the idea of decorating our Thanksgiving table with votive candles. Votive candles are pretty in and of themselves, but I wanted to make them more decorative. So that’s how this metallic maple leaf votive candle holder idea was born! I haven’t seen anything like this in stores, so I like that it’s a unique votive holder!

DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders by Twinspiration

What you will need…

DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders by Twinspiration

Directions:

  1. Take a piece of clay (about 1/4th of the block) and lay it on a piece of wax paper
  2. Roll out the clay until 1/4th of an inch thick
  3. Use the cookie cutter to cut out a leaf from the clay
  4. Turn one of the votive candles upside down and press into the center of the leaf cutout so it makes an indent. Use one of the flat head clay tools to scoop out the clay within the circle. You don’t have to scoop out a lot, just enough so that the votive will fit in the indent without falling out.
  5. Repeat 4 times
  6. Place all the cutouts on a baking sheets
  7. Follow the packaging for baking instructions
  8. Use sandpaper to clean up the edges
  9. When they’re cool, use a small paint brush (or a foam brush) to paint a few coats of metallic paint (2-3 coats). I started to use a foam brush, but switched to a paint brush and felt it worked better. If you use a gold leaf pen, you only need one coat!

DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders by Twinspiration

DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders by Twinspiration

DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders by Twinspiration

DIY Metallic Leaf Tealight Candle Holders by Twinspiration

What do you like to decorate your Thanksgiving table with? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo Carli

19 Comments

  • Reply
    youmustbehighxo
    11/13/2015 at 9:54 am

    these are cute af!

  • Reply
    Carli Garsow
    11/13/2015 at 9:55 am

    Thank you!

  • Reply
    Amy Louise
    11/13/2015 at 12:15 pm

    I love these!!!! such a cool and easy way to make affordable candle holders <3 xxx

    • Reply
      Carli Garsow
      11/13/2015 at 12:23 pm

      And they’re so fun to make! Thanks for stopping by the blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Amy Louise
        11/14/2015 at 3:06 am

        You’re welcome i just love this idea, feel free to check out my blog also ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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    lifeaccordingtojamie
    11/13/2015 at 3:28 pm

    These are the cutest things ever! So creative!

    • Reply
      Carli Garsow
      11/13/2015 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you! The idea just came to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    juliableck
    11/15/2015 at 10:19 am

    Great idea! These look so professional and chic – I’m working on thanksgiving decor ideas and these are just perfect.

    • Reply
      Carli Garsow
      11/16/2015 at 9:49 am

      Thank you so much! Let me know if you make them, I’d love to see!

    • Reply
      Britta Garsow
      11/16/2015 at 9:55 am

      Thanks! We like simple and chic decor as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Popcorn and Chocolate
    11/18/2015 at 1:48 pm

    LOVE these!! Such a clever and chic craft!

    • Reply
      Britta Garsow
      11/18/2015 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Reply
      Carli Garsow
      11/19/2015 at 8:19 am

      Thank you! Let me know if you make them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Lesya
    11/18/2015 at 11:58 pm

    Great idea! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Carli Garsow
      11/19/2015 at 8:19 am

      you’re welcome!

  • Reply
    nancyc
    11/20/2015 at 6:24 pm

    These are so pretty! Great idea!

    • Reply
      Carli Garsow
      11/20/2015 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you!!

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