Architectural Salvaged Candlestick Holders

Happy Saturday, friends!!! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Today, I’m so excited to be joining some of my blogging friends for the Lifestyles Of Love blog hop, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407.

This month it’s all about architectural salvage. I wanted to share something that could be easily attainable by everyone, so when I came across a huge bucket of antique stair spindles at a flea market recently, I knew that I was going to make candlestick holders out of them. These candle holders could be made with salvaged spindles or even with new spindles.

Using a saw, I cut the spindles into different lengths.

I was planning on drilling 3/4 inch holes in the top of each piece to hold the candles, but some of the tops were too narrow, so I came up with an alternative solution to keep the candles in place.

I drilled a small, shallow hole in the top of each piece.

Inserted and glued a small nail in the hole. This is the perfect solution to keep the taper candles in place. The nail easily pierces the bottom of the candle, holding it in place.

I love how these turned out! The best part, they were only a few dollars to make and took less than ten minutes to create! Such an easy DIY!!

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is sharing today! Simply click on the links below to visit the other blogs, to check out their architectural salvage…

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Thank you so for stoping by today! I hope your day is full of sunshine and happiness!!!


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  1. These are so beautiful Emily and such a creative solution too! I’m definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for something similar so I can try this too. They’re fabulous! Hugs, CoCo

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  3. I love this idea, Emily! I just so happen to have a pile of spindles in my basement and this will be a great project to do with a few of them.

  4. This is an absolutely wonderful way to use spindles. Very clever!

  5. The candlesticks are just perfect. I am now on the hunt to make some for our home. They are lovely in your home.

  6. Marlene Stephenson

    Easy and creative, love these, you just solved my problem with using a nail. Thank you so much, happy weekend!!

    1. You’re so sweet!!! Thank you!!!

  7. LOVE these, how fun to create your own candleholders! they look perfect with your cabinet!

  8. Such a great idea. I need to try and find some fatter spindles like yours. Mine are too dinky for candles so they just sit in a crock looking all cute. Thank you for joining us today. I really appreciate it.

  9. I love these salvaged candlestick holders so much! Thanks for sharing how you made them.

  10. Emily, I love how these turned out! I have some old white bedposts in our garage that I’d love to do this to. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I love when you take something and make it into something beautiful and useful. These are quite sweet! Sandi

  12. Brilliant idea with the nail, Emily! I need to do that on a few of my spindle candlesticks, to keep those tapers straight. Thanks! Always enjoy visiting your beautiful blog and seeing how you style everything:)

  13. They turned out so beautiful! I love the idea of gluing the nails in. Are those vintage tack nails? They look like some that I’ve removed from vintage pieces that I’ve reupholstered.

    1. You’re so sweet!!! Thank you! They are old tack nails. they were the only thing I had on hand at the time, and turns out they were the perfect option

  14. These are my new favorites! Now to find some old spindles…..hmmm…..absolutely love how they look and I’m loving the idea with the nail to hold the candle as well. You’re amazing!

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