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DIY Modern Candle Holder

Wow! DIY candle holders have never been so easy! Such a creative use of copper pipe and spray paint! Love this easy modern decor idea! These easy candlesticks would be beautiful as centerpieces or sitting on a shelf!

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, I am always decorating with candles. They’re the perfect addition to any coffee table or vignette! But the modern ones I find online or in stores are always quite expensive. So I grabbed some white candlesticks, and headed to the hardware store to try my hand at making a DIY modern candle holder.

All you need for these modern style DIY candle holders are a few pieces of pvc pipe and spray paint

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If you’ve never worked with copper pipe before, you’ll be hooked after you try this project, I promise! It’s easy to learn and once you know how to cut and glue copper, it opens a whole ton of DIY possibilities!

Materials needed for this candle holder:


How to Make Your Own Modern Candle Holders:

Use a utility knife to carefully remove the price stickers from the pipe pieces

Start by making sure all of your pricing and product stickers are removed. I used a utility knife to scrape them off.

Clean the pipe pieces with acetone to remove any remaining residue

Next, I used acetone to clean off any remaining glue from the stickers, and to make sure the pipe was clean so that my spray paint would adhere later.

Lay out the pipe pieces in the desired shape for the candle holder

Next, I laid out my copper elbows and tees so that I knew where they would sit for my candle holder.

Leave about an inch of space between the joints - you'll need to cut pieces to fit in these gaps

I wanted to cut 2″ pieces of copper pipe to fit between the joints of the elbows and the tees.

Mark two inch sections on the pipe

Mark two inches with a permanent marker on your copper pipe and then use a ratcheting pipe cutter to cut at that mark. Repeat this 11 more times so that you have 12 2″ pieces of pipe.

Use a ratcheting pipe cutter to cut the pipe sections
A ratcheting pipe cutter will easily cut the small sections of pipe

Once the pipe is all cut, I used a 2 part epoxy to glue the pipe together. This stuff dries quick and is very strong! It’s my favourite stuff to use with my copper pipe DIYs.

This epoxy glue is the fastest drying and best glue to put together these diy candle holders

I attached everything just as the in the picture below. I glued all of the bottom pieces first, making sure that the tees were facing upwards. Then I attached two inch pipes upwards, and the reducers on the top of the pipe. The reducer changes the pipe to a 3/4″, which is the exact width of most candle sticks!

Attach all the pipe pieces together to make this candle holder shape

Finally, I spray painted the whole piece with my favourite flat black spray paint!

I used krylon spray paint to paint the candle holders - you can use any color you'd like

What do you think of the finished product?! I wish I had some beautiful built-in open shelves to display it on… future project? For now it’ll just have to show it off on the coffee table.

Some spray paint and candle sticks make these DIY candles holders look like stylish modern decor
make these modern diy candle holders with just a few easy steps
Give your home a modern touch with these diy candle holders
These DIY candle holders add a unique modern touch to your home decor

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