76 super simple ideas on how to make tealights

Spring is already here and now is the perfect time to make beautiful decorations for the outdoor area. We've already shared some ideas for DIY lanterns, and today we'd like to show you how to make great tealights. Have fun!

Make tealights: Golden tealight holder decorated with lace

tinking tealights, decorating tealight holders made of glass with golden spray


  • Tealight holder made of glass
  • golden spray
  • Spitzenband
  • Washi tape
  • scissors
  • Metermaß
  • newsprint
  • gloves
  • candle
  1. Measure the circumference of the tealight holder with the yardstick.
  2. Cut a piece of lace ribbon of this length, place it around the tealight holder and fix it with a bit of glue. Make sure that the lace band is firmly fastened, as you will not achieve the desired effect in the opposite case.
  3. Cover your workstation with newspaper and put on the gloves.
  4. Spray now only the exterior of the tealight holder with the golden spray and let it dry well.
  5. After the tealight holder has already dried, carefully remove the lace band.

Making tealights: tealight holders made of balsa wood

Tealights tinker, tealight holder made of wood, decorated with pink color


  • Balsa wood with a thickness of 0.24 cm
  • pink colour
  • masking tape
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • X-Acto knife
  • Tealight holder made of glass
  • candle

Tealight holder made of balsa wood - materials

balsa wood, x-acto knife, pink color, brush, tealight holder made of glass

  1. Using the pencil and the ruler, draw a shape on the balsa wood that has the dimensions shown above.
  2. Cut the shape with the X-Acto knife. Then cut a perpendicular line into its center about 1.5 cm in length, starting from the bottom edge. So you can put the items together later.
  3. Cut another identical shape. This time, however, cut a perpendicular line by starting from the top edge.
  4. Now you can start with the decoration. Glue masking tape to the top of the mold and color the other part pink.
  5. Let the mold dry well.
  6. After the paint has dried, carefully remove the masking tape.
  7. You do the same with the other form.
  8. Lastly, assemble the items and that's all.

Make tealights: tealight holders with thin twigs

tealight holder made of glass, matches, pieces of wood, white candles


  • thin branches
  • Tealight holder made of glass
  • Flower shears
  • candle
  • Hot glue gun
  • golden and white spray (possibly)
  1. Cut the thin branches into pieces with the flower scissors that are as long as the height of the tealight holder. You need at least 20-25 pieces for the decoration of a tealight holder. Make sure that they are not too long, as this can lead to a fire.
  2. Depending on your taste you can spray the branches with spray. In this case, let it dry well before you start the decoration.
  3. Now use the hot glue gun to attach the twigs to the tealight holder and you're done.

Make tealights: tealight holder with tissue paper and glitter

diy tealight holder made of glass decorated with colorful pieces of paper and brocade


  • Tealight holder made of glass
  • Tissue paper in different colors
  • adhesive
  • Glitter
  • brush
  • candle
  1. Mince the tissue paper. Use tissue paper in three different colors to decorate a tealight holder.
  2. With the help of the brush, cover the tealight holder with glue and stick pieces of tissue paper on it as you like it.
  3. Let the tealight holder dry for half an hour.
  4. Now cover the tealight holder with glue again and decorate it with a bit of glitter.
  5. Let the tealight dry well.

Decorate tealight holder with nail polish

tealight holder decorated with colorful nail polish, white candles


  • Tealight holder made of glass
  • Nail polish in sky blue and dark blue
  • bowl
  • toothpick
  • nail polish remover
  • cotton balls
  • candle
  1. Put water in the bowl so that it is half full. For a better effect, the water should be at room temperature.
  2. Now put nail polish in different colors in the bowl .. This step you should perform faster, so that the nail polish does not dry. Here's how: Put a few drops of sky blue nail polish directly over the surface of the water. Make sure that the distance to the water is not too great. Then add a few drops of dark blue nail polish.
  3. Depending on your preferences, you can now design the pattern with a toothpick. But this should be done as soon as possible.
  4. Now take the tealight holder and let it slide into the water. Move the tealight holder back and forth to make the nail polish stick to it. This step is a bit more difficult. If you do not get the desired effect, remove the nail polish and try again.
  5. After you have already decorated the tealight holder, let it dry well.

Tealight holder made of purple paper itself

diy tealight holder made of purple tissue paper itself


  • tissue
  • Glue (best Mod Podge)
  • small drinking cup
  • sponge brush
  • scissors
  • plastic sheet
  • small electric candle
  1. Cut strips of tissue paper with a length of about 10 cm and a width of 2.5 cm.
  2. Place the drinking cup with the opening down on the table and wrap it with plastic wrap.
  3. Cover the drinking cup with a bit of glue and start sticking strips of tissue paper to it. Add a little glue regularly to hold the strips. Continue to cover the whole cup with paper tape, then apply adhesive again.
  4. Let the drinking cup dry for 4 hours.
  5. After the tissue paper has dried well, gently remove it from the cup.
  6. Finally, cut triangles out of the paper so that the tealight holder looks like a flower.

DIY tealight holder with golden glitter


  • Tealight holder made of glass
  • adhesive
  • golden glitter
  • brush
  • newsprint
  • duct tape
  • candle
  1. Cover your workplace with newspaper.
  2. Make sure the tealight holder is clean. If not, rinse and let it dry well before starting to decorate.
  3. Stick adhesive tape where you do not want glitter.
  4. With the help of the sponge brush cover now the vacancies with glue and sprinkle the tealight holder with glitter. Make sure the vacancies are well covered.
  5. Let the tealight holder dry and then carefully remove the tape.
  6. Put the candle in the tealight holder and that's all!

Decorate tealight holder with Epsom salt


  • Jar
  • adhesive
  • brush
  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
  • Food coloring
  • bowl
  • candle
  1. First, remove all sticker residue and make sure the jar is clean. If necessary, rinse it and let it dry well.
  2. Pour the Epsom salt into the bowl and drizzle a few drops of food color. Stir well until you reach the desired color.
  3. Let the Epsom salt dry for 1-2 hours.
  4. Now you can decorate the mason jar. Do this by starting from its base. Cover one part with glue and dip the preserving jar in the Epsom salt. Turn it over to keep it well covered. If necessary, remove the excess Epsom salt. Continue until you decorate the whole preserving jar with Epsom salt.
  5. Let the jar dry for 2-3 hours.

Tealight holder made of decorative doily


  • balloon
  • wallpaper adhesive
  • Bowl and stirrer
  • coat hook
  • clip
  • Doily of your choice
  • Rhinestones of your choice
  • white glue
  • Candle (best an electric candle)
  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of wallpaper glue and 1 cup of cold water in the bowl and stir well.
  2. Blow up the balloon and attach it to the coat hook with the help of the clip.
  3. Dip a doily in the mixture of water and wallpaper glue and stick it to the balloon. You do the same with the other doilies by arranging them next to each other.
  4. After you have achieved the desired shape, hang the balloon and let it dry out for 24-36 hours.
  5. Prick the balloon with a needle and carefully remove the doily.
  6. Finally decorate your DIY tealight holder with rhinestones.

* To keep the candle stable, stick it to the bottom of the tealight holder. So the candle will not burn the edges of the tip. Another possibility would be to use an electric candle.

tealights made of uni glass and pink lace

tinking tealights - jars with black color tint, candle hearts

tinker teaspoons, decorate mason jar with green rhinestones

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Super simple and nice

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Tealights tinker, glass, black lace, white candle

DIY tealight holder made of plaster

make diy tealights with geometric figures, purple candle

concrete teaspoon made of concrete, green baking dish, flowers

homemade tealights, white paper, glass, glue

tealights made of plastic spoons and white petals, tulips

Tealights made of concrete, white lace, candles, wooden sticks

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Make the floating candle yourself

Make your own floating candles with preserving jars, lemon, orange, chia seeds

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angular glazes filled with sweets, small candles, table decoration

white bowl, coffee beans, small round candles, tea light

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DIY tealights, cardboard, pencil, rolling pin, small stars

tealight, white tealights with stars, table decoration diy

small tin cans decorated with washi tape, candles

Table decoration, many apples, wooden documents, candles, tealights

tinking tealights, flowers, small candles, table decoration

Making tealights: tealight holders made of shells

wooden pad, many shells, hot glue gun

diy bowl of white lace, candle, diy decoration

red baking dish, bucket, teaspoons in the shape of heart, tinker with concrete

big branches, wood, bark, tealight, diy decoration

make table decoration, tealights from branch yourself, drill holes

Making holes in a branch with a drill, DIY table decoration

wooden table, branches, tealights, small candles

tinker with concrete, cardboard, plastic bowl, diy dartendeko

Do not throw away the egg shells

turning eggshells into candlesticks, small tealights

made of metal, twigs, eggshells, small ones

Mason jar with lace decorating bow, jute ribbon

small candle, glass decorated with colorful stars made of paper

make maritime decoration, decorate glass vases with shells, salt and shell candles

diy decoration of bark, hearts, small candles, tealight

small white candles, tea light, pine cones, books

make the candles yourself, pour candles. Shellfish

Tealight holder from tin cans

wind-lanterns make out of cans with holes, candle

green bowl, garden decor, concrete bowls colored with golden spray

steel lamp, pink balloon, white tip, small candle

red baking mold made of plastic, small candles, tealights

tealights, flowered teacups decorated with golden brocade

white eggs decorated with golden paint, diy table decoration, small candles

colorful cans with nail drill, diy tealights, blue color

tealights, cut cans with cutter, fanta cola

Decorate tealight holder made of glass with tissue paper

decorate glasses with colorful paper flowers, glue, scissors

Decorating jars with paper pieces, making wind lights

Decorate amber with brocade, adhesive tape, candles

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tinker windlights, embellish glasses with white paper

make windlights from glass, rhinestones and glue

Decorate round glass vase with blue rhinestones

DIY tea pot holder with geometric figures

spray glasses with blue spray. teelicht

making windlights out of orange peels themselves, blue plates, candles

red balloon, pot, nail, tealights, diy decoration

sprinkle white plastic spoons with glistening spray, diy decoration

make your own wind lights out of buckets, white flowers, garden decor

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decorate glasses with family photos, diy decoration with candles

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