DIY Gourd Candle Holder For Thanksgiving

diy gourd candle holder

Photography by Christina McNeill. Event Planning & Design: They So Loved Events.

With the drop in temperatures, we’re definitely getting into the holiday season around here. And this week’s DIY is perfect for your seasonal table! Whether you choose to use tea lights or tapered candles, these do-it-yourself gourd candle holders are sure to be the talk of your next celebration!


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Gourds of various shapes and sizes
6 Piece Spade Bit Set
Tea Lights
 Taper Candles


Determine the base width of your candles. (Our standard taper candles were 3/4″ base and the tea candles [removed from the metal tin] were 1 1/2″) // Use the drill bit that matches the base size of your candle. // Determine the flattest side of the gourd and place it on the table flat side down.  // Drilled a hole in the top of the gourd. // Place a candle inside and light. TIPS: Some gourds are uneven so to level it, we cut the bottom sightly so it would sit on our table flat.



See more fun and easy DIY projects RIGHT HERE, and be sure to share your DIY gourds with us on Instagram for a chance to be featured. 

Vendor Credits

Photography: Christina McNeill / Event Planning & Design: They So Loved Events / Floral Design: Loop Flowers / Linen: La Tavola Linen / Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab / Flatware: Pier 1 Imports


Christina McNeill, La Tavola Linen and Loop Flowers are Snippet & Ink Select vendors. This post is sponsored by Richard Photo Lab. 


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