DIY: How to Make Tea Light Candle Holders for a Wedding

As you can imagine, I’ve been a busy bee with my wedding being less than three months away now – Eek!

I’ve been looking around for fun wedding decorations that I can make myself and fell in love with cute candle holders on Pinterest so I thought I’ll try and make my own. These are VERY EASY to do and I completely improvised too so I hope it all makes sense – here’s what I did…

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Step 1:

As well as jars have a look around to see whether you have some material. I used some tulle with glitter/diamontes on them. You’ll also need scissors, string or ribbon (or both), tea candle lights, a peg and other decorations that you might want.

Step 2:

Cover your first jar in the material that you’ve chosen. Create 1 inch pleats around the jar and use a peg to help you if need be. Also, tuck the excess material into the jar if that’s easier. It’s quite fiddly but straight forward. Once done, tie a ribbon or string around the rim to help keep it in place as well as add a decorative look.

Step 3: 

Now cut the excess material off, leaving about an inch and a half away from the rim.I added zigzags for a cute fluttery effect that you can see above.

Step 4:

Repeat the process for your second jar and add the finishing touches, like my beads around one jar. You can also tie enough ribbon or string around the rim to hang it if you like!

Add the tea light candles and you’re ready to show off your craft skills at the wedding 😉

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • October 21, 2015

    Layla Johnson

    Such a lovely DIY. Thanks for sharing.

    • October 21, 2015


      Thanks so much 🙂