How To Make Candlesticks From Old Curtain Rings

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

I recently purchased a HUGE box of old curtain rings from an auction. I mean hundreds. So I have been racking my brain to come up with some original uses for them.

These candlesticks are super quick and easy to make, and look fab in their contrasting colours.

If you only have curtain rings in one shade or want a real pop of colour you could easily spray- paint the candlesticks once you have assembled them.

 

What you need to make a pair of candlesticks from curtain rings

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

How to make candlesticks from curtain rings.

Start by removing the little eye screw from each of the curtain rings. These should unscrew easily without the need for tools. Depending on the material your old curtain rings and how obvious they are you may want to add a tiny drop of paint into the hole to disguise it, although I didn’t bother.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

Have a practice run of assembling your candlestick before gluing to work out the pattern and shape you like. After trying a few combinations, I took a photo of my favourite, so I could refer to it once I started gluing.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

Once you have the pattern and shape of the candlestick clear in your head, you can start gluing.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

 

I found it simplest to add glue to the curtain ring I was placing rather than the ones already glued. I worked in sections so as not to put too much weight on the structure before it had a chance to dry.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

It is vital that candlesticks are stable. I ran extra glue around the base of the spheres after I had stuck them in place to ensure a strong bond.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

It is also a good idea to stick the candle cup and collar inserts in place for the same reason.

I am using taper candles in my candlesticks, but you can also get inserts for tea lights.

The photo below shows you the two types so you can see the difference.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

And here are my finished candlesticks made from curtain rings.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

Don’t they look fab?

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

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I’d love to here if you’ve got any craft ideas for using up old curtain rings. Let me know in the comments below and I’ll try them out.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to reuse old curtain rings to make cool candlesticks.

 

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4 comments

Gray Flanders March 2, 2020 - 3:02 pm

I use curtain rings to make mini wreaths.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 4, 2020 - 9:55 am

Oh that’s a great idea Gray, thank you 🙂

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F February 10, 2020 - 5:01 pm

I am SO glad I signed up for your newsletter! I LOVE it!!!! Don’t know when I have had so much checking out such great ideas!!!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 19, 2020 - 1:59 pm

Thank you for you lovely feedback 🙂

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