How To Make A Glass Hurricane Candleholder And Budget Friendly Christmas Mantel Ideas!
Budget Friendly Christmas Mantel Ideas And A Budget Friendly Candleholder DIY Too!
Every season when this time of year rolls around, I amazed at how fast it comes! I can not believe it is time to start sharing Christmas content, but I could be more excited! Today I’ve got some budget friendly ideas for decorating your Christmas mantel as well as a DIY. I figured out a way to DIY these inexpensive glass hurricanes and love how they look grouped up on our mantel this year. I’m joining Kristen at Ella Claire & Co. to share budget friendly Christmas inspiration/projects so make sure to check those out down below!
*Please note, you want to use battery/LED candles for these because the glass should not get too hot or burn/break from real candles with flames.
To start things off, you can make this easy DIY glass hurricane candleholder with items mostly from the dollar store. I spent a total of around $3-5 on each of these. I also found some of the glass cylinders at the thrift store for a great deal. The small taper holders I bought online, but most stores carry similar items.
I glued these together before I realized I forgot to photograph them apart, oops! But as you can see I glued the glass dollar store candle holder to the glass cylinder using glass glue (there are many options all over that should work just fine).
Then I simply placed the small black candleholder inside. I didn’t glue this, but I suppose you could. I just wanted to be able to switch out candle sizes if I wanted in the future.
I put a combo of 6.5″ and taller in these hurricane candleholders depending on how tall they were and again these are only suitable with battery/LED candles.
I really like how the glass glistens with the lights and the twinkle lights.
Another way to make your Christmas mantel budget friendly is to use a combination of garland and stems. That is what I have done here. By using stems you are spending less in total as garlands can get pricey. I also really enjoy how you can drop them.
By buying these faux stems, garland and fairy twinkle lights you are investing in decor that can get used over and over, year after year. I have had many of these things for years now and am always thankful at how much I save by reusing them. And I do buy things here and there each year, but keep cost down by doing things this way.
Please make sure to go say hello to my friends sharing below too!
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