DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

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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?

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

See?! Each piece is totally fun and different all on its own, but they look amazing all pieced together too!

Materials for a DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder:

-1.25″ wood dowel (cut into 9 assorted pieces of different sizes)
Acrylic craft paint
-Paint brush
-Drill with 3/4″ flat paddle bit
Wood glue

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

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.

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

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.

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

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.

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder

DIY Geometric Puzzle Candle Holder


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  1. Jane

    May 29th, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Ahhh! I’m not suuuper into candles, but I LOVE this project for air plants! They can supposedly be put into anything, so…it makes me curious, heh.


    May 30th, 2018 at 9:31 am

    oooh! That’s someting worth trying! I love that idea!

  3. Gwen

    June 26th, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I just found your blog today. I’m so excited to read your posts on these fun diys. These are things I’d like to display! I’ve decided to go bold in my home decor colors so what better way than this? I hope I can find fun colored candles. I found fun bright colored and white striped ones at The Dollar Tree of all places!! Where do you find candles?


    June 29th, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Hi! I found these colored taper candles on Amazon of all places!

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