DIY Stained Glass Candle Holder

Have some fun experimenting with broken pieces of colorful glass and a mason jar to create a unique candle holder that makes a great addition to a patio or dining room table. You can even make several to use as table centerpieces for a wedding or a birthday party.  I was happy with this simple flower design, but you can cover the entire jar with glass pieces if you prefer.

Stained Glass Candle Holder Craft

All you need to make this craft is a plain jar, some pieces of colorful glass, and some super glue.  You can use a mason jar or recycle an old mayonnaise or spaghetti sauce jar.  The stained glass pieces can be found at just about any craft store. I used Gorilla brand super glue and it was perfect. I had enough time to position the glass piece exactly where I wanted it, but I didn’t have to hold it in place for longer than a minute or two. Just make sure that whatever glue you choose will be clear when it dries.


Glue Glass Pieces onto the Jar


Start out by laying your glass pieces out on the table how you want them to be on the glass jar. This is the easiest way to figure out the design you want. Once you have the pieces arranged how you want them, you can glue one piece at a time onto your jar. Hold each piece in place until the glue sets.


Place a Candle in Your Stained Glass Candle Holder


Continue this until you have all of the pieces glued in place. You can then slide a candle into the jar and light it. I used a long candle lighter but you can also tape a match stick to the end of a pen or similar item.

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10 comments for “DIY Stained Glass Candle Holder

  1. 04/28/2015 at 8:28 am

    I love this idea! Yours looks great, and there are so many more possibilties with the glass pieces. I love the idea of upcycling with old jars. I have a group at church that will love this for a project. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 05/02/2015 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for linking up with Good Tips Tuesday! This is adorable and we’re featuring it in the next linky.

  3. 05/07/2015 at 8:57 am

    What a creative idea, love how easy but useful this is. We have tons of empty jars that we recycle just waiting to be used. Pinned, thanks! #ShineBlogHop

  4. 05/09/2015 at 9:40 am

    Oh my goodness, is this ever beautiful. I love how it looks when it’s illuminated!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop)!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  5. Natalie Darcy
    07/23/2015 at 12:42 pm

    I have been looking for unique candle ideas for some time, and it is difficult to find them! Do you have any input on finding cool candle holders or candles for cheap? Thank you for the detailed instruction on how to make one of these, they are very beautiful!

    • 07/23/2015 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Natalie, So far this is the only one I have posted. I plan on working on more soon!

  6. 12/01/2015 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, I love this idea of making a stain glass candle holder! Plus, the fact that it only uses a few pieces of colorful glass and gorilla glue makes it super easy. My daughter has gotten a lot of candles lately as Christmas and birthday presents, and she has been trying to figure out ways to display them. I will definitely show her this craft that she can do because she’ll love it! Thanks for sharing!

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