Add a little flair to your next tablescape or holiday decor with this unique Mini Wooden Bowl Candle Holder.
It’s time to kick off a new season here on Cherished Bliss. And I mean that quite literally. Fall is on its way and today is the first of the seasonal posts. I did a poll on IG a few weeks ago and the majority of you enjoy seasonal posts. To be honest I was surprised at the number that doesn’t prefer seasonal posts. With that said, I’m trying to take a realistic approach to my holiday posts this year. I will be sharing things that can for the most part transition to different seasons or be used all year long. I’m sharing my first project – A DIY Wooden Bowl Candle Holder alongside a lovely group of ladies! Make sure and scroll allllll the way to the end of the post so you don’t miss out on these gorgeous projects!
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I was scrolling through Pinterest recently looking through some gorgeous Fall Inspiration and I ran across some beautiful wedding decor. I saw these little mini wooden bowls on one table and immediately thought it would be the perfect way to display candles. Of course they had sourced gorgeous mini live edge bowls. But no matter how hard I searched I couldn’t find them online. I did however run across these cute little wooden bowls at World Market for only $1.99!
Using Candles in Tablescapes
I’m planning on using these candles in my Fall Tablescape. However, I just haven’t made it that far considering my actual dining room table is in the basement. I should probably bring that up. Since I don’t have a full tablescape ready for you, here’s the color scheme I’m planning on. I’m thinking I’ll throw a few mustard-y type colors in there, but overall I’m drawn to organic colors right now so that’s what I’m going with.
Organic Fall Color Scheme
Let’s make some pretty candles shall we!
Make Your Own Candle Holders
- Mini Wooden Bowls (these are salt bowls)
- Knife to cut wax
- Tin Can
DIY Wooden Bowl Candle Holder
These are very easy to make and you probably have everything you need on hand, except maybe the bowls. Let’s start….
Melt Candle Wax on Stove
The first thing that needs to be done is melt enough wax to fill the bowls around the candle. To do this I broke up a candle and put it in a clean tin can. Then I placed that can in a bot of water and let it come to a boil until all the wax was melted. Then when it’s time to fill the bowls, use a pair of tons to remove the can and pour it gently into the wooden bowl.
It will completely liquify, then you can turn off the heat and let it sit in the hot water until you are ready to pour.
Set Candle in Place with Wax
It’s important to make sure the candle can sit securely in the bowl before moving on to the next steps. To do this I took a lighter and melted off the bottom end of the candle and let the wax drip down into the center of the bowl. This not only gives you liquid wax in the bowl, but softens the bottom of the candle. Once you have a few drops in the bowl, press the candle in place and hold it upright (straight) until the wax begins to harden and can balance without falling over.
Pour Melted Wax in Wooden Bowl Candle Holder
Once the candle has dried in place, it’s time to fill the remaining of the bowl with the melted wax.
Using tongs, remove the tin can from the hot water and pour it gently until you reach the level you want the wax to dry to. Make sure your candle is still upright because you have time to hold it in place until the wax stiffens.
Let the Candle Wax Dry
Let the wax dry and all will be complete. It can take some time to completely cool, so just be patient. I know it’s hard… but seriously… learn from my mistakes! Once they are dry they are ready to use or display!
Wooden Bowl Candles – A Perfect Wedding Display
I can’t wait to use these pretty little guys on my table, but for now I did throw them up on my shelf just for fun! But can we chat for a second about how perfect these would be for wedding decor. I’m picturing tons of them on a long table out in the woods!
And now it’s time for more inspiration! Today I’ve been joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their Fall DIY projects! Just click on the links below the images to see their project ideas… A big shout out to Krista from The Happy Housie for putting all this together!
Modern Geometric Painted Vases at The Happy Housie || How to Make Easy Fall Sweater Pumpkins at Tatertots and Jello || Room Spray for Fall at Modern Glam || Fall Candle Rings at She Gave it a Go || How to Build a Tray at The Handmade Home
Textured Vase at Craftberry Bush || Farmhouse Slat Pumpkin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia || Pumpkin & Dough Bowl Fall Centerpiece at The Turquoise Home || Happy Fall Sign at Lolly Jane || Personalized Fall Mug at Jenna Kate at Home
Fall Terrarium Centerpiece at Clean and Scentsible || Black & White Modern Ceramic Vases at Taryn Whiteaker Designs || Fall Chalkboard Art at Happy Happy Nester || Fall Faux Centrepiece at Inspiration of Moms || Monogrammed Vase at My Sweet Savannah
Tobacco Basket Wall Hanging with Flowers at Hallstrom Home || 10 Minute $10 Sunflower Garland at a Pretty Life in the Suburbs || Small Wood Projects to Use as Decor at Grace in My Space || Fall Inspired Wood Photo Holders at In My Own Style || Neutral Fall Floral Arrangement at All Things With Purpose
Vintage Amber Glass Candle at Seeking Lavender Lane || Vintage Wreath Mirror at Sincerely, Marie Designs || Fall Acrylic Sign at Lemon Thistle || Wooden Bowl Candle Holder at Cherished Bliss || Blanket Ladder from Copper Pipe Dowels at The DIY Mommy || Thrift Store Basket Turned Fall Arrangement at Confessions of a Serial DIYer