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Ten Easy DIY Battery Operated Tea Light Projects
Just in time for holiday gift giving!
If you’re like me, and love giving and receiving handmade gifts, now is the time to start getting those creative juices flowing just in time for holiday gift-giving. Candleholders and lanterns are the perfect gift to say “Merry Christmas” and warm the homes of neighbors, teachers, friends, and coworkers. They make great hostess gifts for all those holiday parties and events. Most of these projects are very inexpensive, kid-friendly, and use recycled items and basic craft supplies. I prefer to use safe, mess-free, battery powered tea lights rather than wax candles when giving these as gifts. They’re a safer option for recipients with kids and pets (or that forgetful aunt that may very well burn her house down) and longer lasting.
We’ve compiled a list of easy DIY candleholders that are ideal for you and your kids or friends to get crafting and ready for gift-giving season.
Doily Tea Light Holders
These doily tea light holders from wonderfuldiy.com are an easy, inexpensive project that look elegant on a nightstand or dresser.
Your girlfriends will love these inexpensive and easy to make country-chic candleholders from whatabouthis.biz.
DIY Frosted Candle Holder
We love these cool frosted tea light holders from amomstake.com made with epsom salts and food coloring. A perfectly icy gift for coworkers and friends.
Russian Votive Candle Holder
A few of these Russian-inspired candle holders using our battery operated tea lights at marthastewart.com will make the perfect gift for friends that like to entertain.
Photo Candle Holders
This is one of our favorite projects. These photo candle holders from inspiredideasmag.com make an elegant personalized gift for friends and family.
Recycled Book Candles
These candle holders from bloglovin.com are a great way to recycle old books, paper, maps or sheet music.
DIY Boho Candle Lanterns
Teenagers and college students will love these hip boho-inspired hanging lanterns using our battery operated tea lights from yellowblissroad.com. Macrame is back!!!
Stained Glass Candle holders
This fun, easy project from upstateramblings.comis perfect to do with the kids and the possibilities are endless. Use a paper punch to cut paper into shapes or just free-style it. They will love giving these to grandparents and teachers.