A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

Rainbow DIY Taper Candle Holder

Surprisingly I’m not actually the pyro-fiend between Jared and I, but hey, I’m always happy to come up with a DIY that he can spend hours lighting until his heart’s content. Considering this rainbow DIY taper candle is about three feet long and full of about 50 taper candles, he’ll be good for a while!

In all seriousness though, I don’t condone fire hazards so I’d recommend only lighting a few at a time, but it looks just as pretty unlit if you ask me! For those of you that are big romantic lighting fans that also have a special place in your heart for rainbows, prepare to freak out over your next dinner party table (plus, my trick for getting pretty melted candles without the wait!)…

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

Naturally had to match my new Kate Spade watercolor dress, to the Indre By Design Eames dining chairs, to the colorful candles, to the table legs… because I clearly have no life. So let’s get started!

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

BEFORE WE GET STARTED: I’d like to preface that don’t condone playing with fire and/or making fire hazard DIY’s, so be careful when lighting this little centerpiece! Also make sure your holes are drilled far enough apart that the candles don’t touch once the wicks are lit. I also recommend only lighting a few at a time to make it a safer environment.

So really this project is as simple as drilling holes into a piece of wood, but to get a little technical about it, you’ll need a 3/4 inch spade drill bit (or one just big enough for your candles) and a thick piece of wood.

Start drilling holes in a staggered motion all the way down the wood, making sure to keep them far enough apart that the candles won’t touch.

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

Once you’ve drilled all of the holes you need, use a super fine grit sand paper to smooth the edges of the holes for a finished look before inserting the candles.

Now to get the cool melted look without having to wait a million years for each candle to burn down enough, I used a butane (or culinary) torch instead of lighting them each individually. All you have to do is run the torch along the candle a handful of times and you get the full look in seconds. Easy peasy!

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

I hope all of my fellow color lovers everyone enjoy this one! I have to say it might be on repeat it some upcoming posts for styling because I love it so much!

Be sure to share your versions with our hashtags so we can follow along, too! #sugarandcloth and #mysugarandcloth

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

Rainbow DIY Taper Candle Holder

Surprisingly I’m not actually the pyro-fiend between Jared and I, but hey, I’m always happy to come up with a DIY that he can spend hours lighting until his heart’s content. Considering this rainbow DIY taper candle is about three feet long and full of about 50 taper candles, he’ll be good for a while!

In all seriousness though, I don’t condone fire hazards so I’d recommend only lighting a few at a time, but it looks just as pretty unlit if you ask me! For those of you that are big romantic lighting fans that also have a special place in your heart for rainbows, prepare to freak out over your next dinner party table (plus, my trick for getting pretty melted candles without the wait!)…

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

Naturally had to match my new Kate Spade watercolor dress, to the Indre By Design Eames dining chairs, to the colorful candles, to the table legs… because I clearly have no life. So let’s get started!

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

BEFORE WE GET STARTED: I’d like to preface that don’t condone playing with fire and/or making fire hazard DIY’s, so be careful when lighting this little centerpiece! Also make sure your holes are drilled far enough apart that the candles don’t touch once the wicks are lit. I also recommend only lighting a few at a time to make it a safer environment.

So really this project is as simple as drilling holes into a piece of wood, but to get a little technical about it, you’ll need a 3/4 inch spade drill bit (or one just big enough for your candles) and a thick piece of wood.

Start drilling holes in a staggered motion all the way down the wood, making sure to keep them far enough apart that the candles won’t touch.

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

Once you’ve drilled all of the holes you need, use a super fine grit sand paper to smooth the edges of the holes for a finished look before inserting the candles.

Now to get the cool melted look without having to wait a million years for each candle to burn down enough, I used a butane (or culinary) torch instead of lighting them each individually. All you have to do is run the torch along the candle a handful of times and you get the full look in seconds. Easy peasy!

A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth A perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and clothA perfectly colorful rainbow DIY taper candle holder for parties and entertaining - sugar and cloth

I hope all of my fellow color lovers everyone enjoy this one! I have to say it might be on repeat it some upcoming posts for styling because I love it so much!

Be sure to share your versions with our hashtags so we can follow along, too! #sugarandcloth and #mysugarandcloth

Comments

    • Ashley said:

      Well thank you Lynn!

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks Monique!

    • Ashley said:

      thanks Kristina!

  • Mary Billings

    04.27.16

    Love this! Also adore your dress, perfect for this setup!

    • Ashley said:

      It was a coincidence it matched so well, but I love how it turned out! haha xo

  • Carrie

    04.27.16

    Good GOD, this is beautiful!!! Love it!

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you!!! xo

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you Carrie! You’re the best cheerleader ever, ha! ;) xo

    • Ashley said:

      thanks clarissa!

  • Miriam

    04.28.16

    Gorgeous idea! Love this DIY and it’s so very simple and easy to craft!

  • Efrat yaffe

    05.04.16

    Wow love it! Where can i get such candles?

  • crystal

    05.04.16

    ohhhh…if ever there was a reason to learn to use a power drill ^^ those candle colors are amazing!

  • Joanna

    05.05.16

    Ummmm….i sense a hanukkah proEjct coming on!!!

  • Joanna

    05.05.16

    ^^ And I can’t spell

  • christy S

    05.10.16

    Super cute, but the re-user in me would love to know how easy it was to scrape the wax off and clean? Also, did the shorter candles melt the taller ones on the side?

  • Pam

    05.16.16

    Beautiful! Can you Please share Your source for the candles? I could not get The link to work!

  • Queti

    06.03.16

    Lovely! And so festive!

  • Monika

    11.06.16

    It looks really lovely, but it’s super dangerous. All those candles would give off immense heat, which is a definite fire hazard. Please bear this in mind!! It’s a wonderful centrepiece, but don’t light it up, please…

    • Ashley said:

      yes, that’s why the post explains to only light a few at a time ;)

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