These glass bangle candle holders are pretty, thrifty and functional. They’re super easy to make and are best for kids aged 3-6. It’s fun for moms to do on their own as well as these are beautiful and are a nice alternative to expensive store-bought candle holders and you need not worry about buying the same ones that everybody else has bought (think home-centre). The best part is it’s more of a candle shade than a candle holder. So you can light the candles first and then place these candle holders around the candle. Moving them around is also just as easy, you can remove the holders and then the candles. They need not go together. Every year we receive lots of these assorted glass bangles for various occasions – Seemandham (baby shower) or Aadi Pooram and they just sit there in a box as they’re mostly too big for my hands and they’re too mixed up to go with any one saree. These candle holders make the best use of my over-sized glass bangles.
I made a “Crafts” menu-tab on my blog initially hoping to post simple and pretty crafts that ordinary moms like me could do. I’ve posted 60 recipes now and not a single craft. You should know by now that I am not very crafty. I wish I was. This glass bangle candle holder is something I did with my daughter a couple of months back. I say “with my daughter” because my kids don’t generally stay till it is done. My kids are too impatient to sit for long and are more naughty than crafty. My daughter likes using scissors to cut pillow covers, barbecue brushes, books and all sorts of important stuff that’d make you scream. My son is too young to handle scissors; instead he soaks up everything in water. I usually start with the two of them seated by my side, patiently explaining what we’re going to do, how it’s going to look and how much fun it’s going to be. My son bolts within the first 5 minutes with the glue or some crucial element. My daughter stays for a little longer and is a bit more interested but she too wanders away before long and I am usually left alone to complete what we had started. Does this happen to you?
My craft principles:
1. It’s got to be simple. As simple as it can be.
2. I’d like to use stuff I already have instead of buying lots of craft equipment and supplies.
3. It’s got to be functional (or we should have had fun making it).
Glass Bangles – 13-15 for each candle holder
1. Just glue those glass bangles one on top of another. Do so gently. When they’re wet it will look as if they’re coming off, don’t worry – just let them dry. It’s ok if some of the bangles are a little smaller or bigger. It makes the design even more quirky. If you want neat holders with clean lines, then use bangles of the same size. I found that around 13-15 bangles make a nicely sized candle holder. I used multi-coloured glass bangles. If you want a colour theme, stick to 2 or 3 colours – pink and orange, green and blue, pink and white would all look lovely.