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Modern DIY Candle Holder

Love modern home decor? These DIY candle holders made with copper pipe add a simplistic, modern touch. Beautiful modern home decor has never been so easy!

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It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, I am always decorating with candles. They’re the perfect addition to any coffee table or vignette! But the modern ones I find online or in stores are always quite expensive. So, I grabbed some white candlesticks, and headed to the hardware store to try my hand at making a DIY candle holder.

Copper supplies for the DIY modern candle holder

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If you’ve never worked with copper pipe before, you’ll be hooked after you try this project, I promise! It’s easy to learn and once you know how to cut and glue copper, it opens a whole ton of DIY possibilities!

Materials needed for this candle holder:

How to Make Your Own Modern Candle Holders:

Removing tags from hardware for the modern candle holder

Start by making sure all of your pricing and product stickers are removed. I used a utility knife to scrape them off.

Using acetone to remove the remainder of glue from the DIY modern candle holder.

Next, I used acetone to clean off any remaining glue from the stickers, and to make sure the pipe was clean so that my spray paint would adhere later.

Arranging the hardware to assemble the DIY modern candle holder.

Next, I laid out my copper elbows and tees so that I knew where they would sit for my candle holder.

Measuring the space between the hardware to cut a copper pipe to fit.

I wanted to cut 2″ pieces of copper pipe to fit between the joints of the elbows and the tees.

Measuring the copper pipe for the DIY modern candle holder.

Mark two inches with a permanent marker on your copper pipe and then use a ratcheting pipe cutter to cut at that mark. Repeat this 11 more times so that you have 12 2″ pieces of pipe.

Cutting the copper pipe for the DIY modern candle holder.
Cutting the pipe for the DIY modern candle holder.

Once the pipe is all cut, I used a 2 part epoxy to glue the pipe together. This stuff dries quick and is very strong! It’s my favourite stuff to use with my copper pipe DIYs.

Two part epoxy to glue the hardware together to create the modern candle holder.

Final Steps

I attached everything just as the example in the picture below and I glued all of the bottom pieces first, making sure that the tees were facing upwards. Then, I attached two inch pipes upwards, and the reducers on the top of the pipe. The reducer changes the pipe to a 3/4″, which is the exact width of most candle sticks!

Fully assembled DIY modern candle holder.

Finally, I spray painted the whole piece with my favourite flat black spray paint!

Black spray paint can.

What do you think of the finished product?! I wish I had some beautiful built-in open shelves to display this DIY candle holder on… future project? For now, I’ll just have to show it off on the coffee table.

Completed DIY modern candle holder painted black with long candlesticks.
Completed DIY modern candle holder wit candlesticks.
Completed DIY modern candle holder on top of books.
DIY modern candle holder.
DIY Modern Candle Holder

DIY Modern Candle Holder

Yield: One candle holder
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate

Love modern home décor? These DIY candle holders made with copper pipe add a simplistic, modern touch. Beautiful modern home décor has never been so easy!


  • 1/2" copper pipe (2" x 12 pieces)
  • 4 1/2" copper tee fittings
  • Acetone
  • Flat black spray paint
  • 4 1/2" 90 degree elbow fittings
  • 2 part epoxy (glue)
  • 4 1/2" to 3/4" copper pipe reducers


  1. Scrape pricing stickers off of the copper fitting.
  2. Use acetone to remove any remaining glue residue.
  3. Arrange copper pieces for desired look of candle holder.
  4. Measure space between the joints of copper fittings.
  5. Measure and cut copper pipe to desired lengths.
  6. Assemble and secure with 2 part epoxy.
  7. Paint to desired color.

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Esther Diaz

Monday 9th of July 2018

Great and helpful idea. No need to buy one when there are so many ways to create one. Thank you for sharing it. Cheers!


Monday 9th of July 2018

Thank you! I couldn't agree more :)


Thursday 5th of July 2018

This turned out so good! I love the clean minimal look, it can go with so many different decor styles:)


Thursday 5th of July 2018

Thank you! I totally agree! Anyone would be able to find a place for it in their home :)

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