These sweater wrapped fall candle vases are easy to make. Combining an old sweater with Dollar Tree cylinder vases keeps the cost low.
For simple and inexpensive fall DIY décor you can’t beat an upcycled project!
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You can make these to fit in with any color palette or style. Change out the accessory and the candle color to suit your tastes. Since I’m using lots of coral in my fall décor this year, this was a good way to add a pop of color.
DIY Fall Candle Vases
On my last visit to my local Goodwill, I searched through the sweaters to find one to use for a candle vase wrap. I was hoping to find one with some coral tones to it. Unfortunately, since it was the middle of the summer they didn’t have many sweaters available.
I headed home, sweaterless, and decided to look through my own sweaters for one that I don’t wear any longer. I had to adjust my original idea for a coral wrap for the vases. I found this white shrug that I haven’t worn in several years-a perfect candidate for an upcycle.
Dollar Tree always has these cylinder vases that are a good height to hold six inch pillar candles. I wasn’t sure how I would use the wood chip leaves when I bought them, but I knew I would use them fall crafts.
Depending on the type of sweater you’re using, you will determine the best way to cut strips from it for the candle wrap. For one of the candles, I cut the trim into strips.
Before gluing, I used tape to hold the strips so that I could decide how they looked best. This allowed me to move them until I liked the position. Once that was decided, I used hot glue to secure the sweater strips to the vase.
These wood chip leaves are one of the best fall craft items I’ve found at Dollar Tree this season. Six pieces for $1 is a great prices.
Because I might want to change these out for a different season, I used a little bit of spray adhesive to attach the leaf.
For the second sweater wrapped candle vase, I cut the back from the shrug and then cut it into strips.
Each strip is hot glued to the vase. For this one, I bunched it up a bit near the bottom before adding the glue.
Another leaf was added to the second vase. All in, this fall craft took about 15 minutes to put together. Quick, easy, and cheap-perfect for a craft!
Since I had to change my plan of having coral wraps, I’ve added coral pillar candles. These will look great in several places in our home. For now, they are on a coffee table, sitting atop the Lazy Susan that got a makeover recently.
One of the good things about the change in plans I had to make for these with is that the leaves will be easy to remove and replace with other seasonal accessories and I can change out the candles for other seasons.
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Fall Upcycled Candle Vases
Supply List for DIY Fall Candle Vases
- Cylinder Vases (Dollar Tree)
- Old Sweater (Thrift Store)
- Hot Glue
- Wood Chip Leaves (Dollar Tree)
- Spray Adhesive
Do you combine thrift store finds with dollar store items? It’s a great way to keep décor pieces budget friendly!
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