Easter Candle Holder – Guest Post by JCs Loft

Hi guys!  My name is Paula and I’m visiting you today from JC’s Loft.  I am a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful and precious little boys named Jake and Cole.  Which is how I came up with my blog name.  J is for Jake and C is for Cole.  My “office” is in a loft that is outside of their room so JC’s Loft seemed appropriate for a blog name.
You can usually find me blogging about fabulous ways to decorate on a budget.  I LOVE finding a way to decorate for the Holidays on next to nothing.  Easter is no exception.  So when I finished these amazingly cheap but chic Egg Candlesticks I knew I had to share my tutorial with you CSI readers…enjoy!
If you want to learn how to make these cuties then keep reading!

– Plastic Eggsplastic eggs (I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby)
– 2 Small round pieces of wood per candlestick.  One will be used as the base and the other as the top to your candlestick (I used the smallest circular wood you can buy from Hobby Lobby).
– 3/16th Dowel Rod (I would suggest using a bigger dowel rod for more support…didn’t realize that until I was finished!)
– Glue
– Drill
– 3/16th and 7/32nd Drill bits
– Spray Paint
Step 1.  I purchased egg ornaments so my first step was to remove the bow and loop of ribbon.
Step 2.  Use a 7/32nd drill bit to drill a hole in the center of the top and bottom of the egg.  How many eggs you need to drill depends on how high you want your candlesticks to be.
Step 3.  Use a 3/16th drill bit and drill a 1/2 inch deep hole into the top of your wood piece/bases.  You will need two of these per candlestick.
Step 4.  Insert dowel rod into the hole you drilled in the base.  Next slide eggs onto dowel rod to desired height.  Leave a 1/2 inch dowel rod sticking out of the top egg and cut off the rest.
Repeat steps 3 & 4 as many times as needed to make the bases for your candlesticks.  I choose to make 3 different heights as shown above.
Step 5.  Glue the cut off dowel rods into your bases.
Step 6.  Paint your bases and tops (not shown), let dry.
Step 7.  Slide your eggs onto the base.
Step 8.  Glue the top of your dowel rod into another circular piece of wood that you have drilled a hole into.
Bunch together on your Easter Tablescape with some pretty candles…
and stand back to admire your work!  If you love my Starburst Egg Mirror in the background or my Egg Place Card Holders on the table come visit JC’s Loft to see how I made them.
Thank you to the CSI Gals for having me over today!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.  Have a fabulous rest of your day…XOXO  Paula
  1. Reply
    The Answer Is Chocolate March 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Paula these are too stinkin’ cute! How cool to see you posting here!!!

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    Courtney March 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Absolutely adorable!!!

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    lisa March 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    SO SO SO cute. Makes me want to take a little trip to buy some supplies and make my own!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kassi @ Truly Lovely March 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    LOVE these!!!! SO SO CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Off to buy some plastic Easter eggs! 🙂

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    Jen March 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Oh my goodness – that is so cute!! I love how colorful and happy they are. Adorable!


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    Terry Moore March 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Just so adorably cute. Thanks for the tutorial. Great job.

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    Anita Elmore March 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    How great is this! I love it!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
    — Mary Gardiner Brainard

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    Gabby March 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Those are too darn cute. If I’m in my house by Easter, I’m doing this. Thanks for sharing!

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    PartyMom March 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Great tutorial! I wonder if other eggs could be drilled so that they are stacked more on an angle…almost to look topsy-turvy!

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    Jessica March 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Super cute…

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    Debbie @ http://refreshrestyle.com/ March 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Love, love, love! They are so cute!

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    Charlie - Attempting Aloha March 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    SOOOO cute! I had zero plans to go to the craft store today. WAY to go! Now I’ll be itching to go all day long. 😉

    Beautiful job!


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    Veronica March 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    LOVE it!!!!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial 🙂

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    [email protected] Itsy Paper March 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Ok, seriously cute! Love that and will for sure be hitting up Hobby Lobby to get my supplies!

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    Carol March 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I LOVE LOVE these!! Cannot wait to make a trip to Hobby Lobby and make a few for my home!! My grandkids will love them!!

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    Barbara March 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Just adorable! With larger pieces/parts it would made an equally adorable cake plate or cupcake stand, which I am certainly going to have to contemplate! Thank you for sharing this darling idea!

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    Erin March 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

    These are sooo cute. I may have to venture out today & pick up some supplies…Love ’em. Thanks for sharing….Love your tablescape & wall art…

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    janet dycus March 31, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    i love your candle stick i am off to get some eggs can you use plastic egges will they work talk later keep coming up with easter decortiopns i love them

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    mangelzoo April 2, 2011 at 3:05 am

    wow bellissimi!!! grazie

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    Norma April 12, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Very cute ideas!

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    Tiffani February 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I stumbled across this on a Sunday, so Hobby Lobby is closed. 🙁
    But I will SO be there tomorrow to get my supplies! 🙂

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    Ada (Hellooo Home) February 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    What a FUN looking project! Great liek alot of home will be doing crafty design this Easter! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    Stephanie @ One Sleepy Mom March 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    These are so adorable! What a great idea! And so easy!

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    carmen April 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Really adorable! The link to JC’s Loft doesn’t work though…

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    I love these! Great tutorial.

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    Gayle March 3, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    How tall is the tallest candle stick holder? I am trying to figure the size of the eggs needed. Absolutely, love these!

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