DIY Candle Stands Using Items Found Around The House April 11, 2016 13:22

Our Personalised candles are among the most popular products we have here at Designsbynn, and one question we often get asked by our customers is "how can I create a unique candle display in my home?"

pillar candles

There are many different ways you can display a candle, you just have to use a bit of creativity. Of course, you can purchase candlesticks and candle stands from most home stores, but if you want something that really is unique, the best thing is to make it yourself. We thought it would be fun to use items that people already have lying around the house, to come up with this list of DIY candle stands.  


Cake Stands

Cake stands are ideally suited for candles, and you can probably pick one up cheap from a charity shop, if you don't already have one at home.

Choose a selection of candles in varying heights, and bunch them together in the centre of the cake stand. For an extra special twist, you could add flowers or branches around the outside of the display. Either use colours to match your home, or vary according to the season.

We think pillar candles such as our Floral Sunset (pictured) look best, but this would work for any type of candle.

Floral sunset pillar candle



Charger Plates

Like cake stands, charger plates can be used to group candles together to create a focal point for your display. Either use pillar candles of varying height, or try using tea light candles along with decorative beads or stones for something a bit different. You could also use a shallow bowl instead of a plate, and fill it with coloured sand.

Make your own charger plate using a vintage or decorative plate. Or alternatively, we have a range of charger plate and candle sets, which can be personalised and decorated however you choose.

charger plate with tea lights


Wine Glasses

Believe it or not, upturned wine glasses can be used instead of candle stands, and it makes a great display for a table or centrepiece. Simply turn a wine glass upside down, and place a pillar candle on top, such as our A Mother's Sparkle option (pictured). For the finishing touch, add a flower underneath each wine glass.

A mother's sparkle pillar candle



Use decorative cups and saucers to make a unique candle display that will definitely get people talking. Turn the teacup upside down, place the saucer on top, and then that's your stand ready for any candle of your choice.

Vintage cups and saucers are easily available from second-hand shops, or why not choose from our selection of personalised cups and saucers?

tea cup and saucer


Sticks and twigs

Most people will probably have sticks and twigs lying around in the garden, but if not they are easy to find on a foraging expedition into the woods. There are hundreds of things you can do with these, you just have to use your imagination.

Try weaving smaller twigs together to create a sort of nest display for your candles. You can even add things like pine cones and berries to make it look seasonal. Or why not saw different lengths of logs or branches to display candles of a similar type? Our Regal Rose candle set would look great.

regal rose candle set


Have you made any of these candle stands at home? Or do you have any other creative ideas of your own? Let us know in the comments below.

We have a range of different products to suit all occasions, and you can view the full collection here. All of our items can be personalised with a name or initial, date, or a personal message. You can also choose your own colours to match your home.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog and if you have any questions regarding any of the products we have mentioned today, please contact us by using our contact form and we will get back to you as fast as we can!

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