This week is all about rainbows. Rainbow crafts to be exact. Because what says summer more than rainbows? And obviously I don’t already have enough color in my house, so I just had to add a few pieces of rainbow decor! Ha! I had an idea to make a geometric candle holder by cutting a square dowel rod into different heights and gluing the pieces together, but I didn’t think of the whole puzzle angle until I was in the process of gluing the pieces. You see, this DIY geometric puzzle candle holder is actually 3 holders in one! Each piece is a geometric taper candle holder on its own, but the pieces fit together to make one large centerpiece taper candle holder! And obviously I went with a rainbow of colors for mine, but I think this same concept would work nicely with all white or black or even a combo of the two, don’t you?
See?! Each piece is totally fun and different all on its own, but they look amazing all pieced together too!
I got a little excited to start this project, so I forgot to take my supplies photo before cutting and painting my dowels. But all you want to do is give them a good coat of acrylic paint and let them dry. Then use the drill bit to drill down 1″ in three of them.
Once drilled, use the wood glue to glue the pieces together to create your abstract geometric shapes. Be sure to double check that the pieces will fit together nicely at the end.
Once the glue is dry, add your candles and your candle holder is ready for your table or mantel. I love that this DIY geometric puzzle candle holder can be used as a centerpiece on a round table by putting them all together, or you can spread them out to make a runner down a rectangle table.