You may be planning a large purchase of candle holders for your event. After all, they provide some seriously romantic ambient lighting in the center of wedding reception tables or on counters during a movie night party. But what are you going to do after the tealights have all burned away? We have news for you: Candle holders can do a lot more than just hold candles! Can’t picture it? We’ve got some great ways to repurpose tealights. And if you’re giving candle holders away as party favors, let your guests know all the fun, unique things they can do with their new gifts.
1. Use Them as Shot Glasses
Don’t get us wrong; not all candle holders can be used as shot glasses. You’re not going to want to be sipping on glasses that’re not meant for drinks. However, these personalized tealight holders double as drink-safe glassware. Get them personalized for your event with your favorite design, color, and text.
2. Plant Some Succulents
Have a candle holder with a shape that you love, like this chic? geometric ceramic shape? After your tealight has burnt down to the end, fill the holder with layers of sand and dirt and top it with a lush succulent. Pop a few of these around your home to elevate your decor aesthetic.
3. Add Tea Roses
Maybe, flowers are more your thing. Candle holders work great as tiny vases. Fill one with a bit of water and a few of your favorite tea roses or other full-bud, short-stemmed flowers. The rosy shade of these vintage pink glass tealight holders goes especially well with flowers of any color.
4. Stuff Them with Fake Flowers
Perhaps you’ve topped your nautical or vintage-inspired wedding reception tables with these distressed lanterns. Sure, they’re an unconventional shape, but you can still repurpose them into something wonderful. Just stuff them full with an arrangement of faux flowers. Hang them in the corner of your living room or from the awning of a porch.
5. Fill Them with Twinkle Lights
Pick up a short string of battery-operated twinkle lights and fill your candle holders with nice, warm light. This is a magical light alternative that doesn’t require the fire of a real tealight. Stick them in these gold-dipped votive holders or even the lanterns above.
6. Place Your Jewelry Inside
As you collect new pieces of jewelry, it’s common to run out of places to keep them. Rather than buying a brand new jewelry box, reuse your tealights. Plop your dainty bracelets or rings in one of these gold mercury glass tealight holders. The gold will stand out in any room and add the perfect touch of metallic.