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I am maybe, just maybe, getting to the point in my child-raising journey where I can finally have candles in the house again. I love the fragrance of candles, especially during the fall, and no candle substitute can replace the flickering of a real candle light! The American Home™ by Yankee Candle® Homemade Pumpkin Pie candle has been my favorite for years. Whenever I smell it, the fragrance brings about memories of carving pumpkins and Thanksgiving get togethers. I have always been a fan of jar candles, and after attending a local DIY conference in October, was excited to find a product that is the perfect solution to dressing up cylinder jar candles. Once you have the correct supplies, making these DIY Aluminum Candle Sleeves is easier than you think!
Supplies (use the below supply affiliate links for your convenience to check out supply prices, etc.):
- Perforated aluminum sheets 1′ by 2′
- Tin snips
- Metal working gloves
- Eye protection glasses
- Wire (preferably in the same color as the perforated aluminum sheet)
The first item that you need is the actual cylinder candle. These Aluminum Candle Sleeves are made to be custom, and no two candles are the same size. I purchased the American Home™ by Yankee Candle® in Warm & Happy Home and Fresh Apple from Walmart in the Candles and Accessories aisle.
Put the metal working gloves and eye protection glasses on before beginning. This is an important step!
Wrap the aluminum sheet around the candle, marking where your cuts need to be. There should at least be a bit of overlap on the edges.
With the metal working gloves and eye protection glasses on, use the tin snips to cut the metal sheet along the cut marks.
Wrap the cut sheet portion around the candle to make sure it fits on last time. Use the tin snips to cut pieces of wire. Use the wire to secure the overlapped aluminum ends together. I’m using a different colored wire in the photo below so that you can see it, but for your project a matching color to the aluminum sheet is best.
I made one of my sleeves a little snug so that the candle rests on it rather than fitting down inside of it. This makes a little bit of a fun height difference.
Rather you have children in the house or not, please remember to always follow these safety guidelines with burning candles:
- Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface, keep it out of drafts and NEVER leave it unattended while lit.
- Please make sure the candle wicks are cut 1/8 of an inch to ensure the flame isn’t too large
- Each time you burn your candle, allow the entire top layer to become a fragrant pool of liquid wax and you’ll get the biggest, boldest fragrance possible.
- When only ½” of the wax remains, it’s time to let your candle go.
American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand candles offer a clean burn from start to finish. Their seasonal fragrances are inspired by favorite holiday memories, such as Fresh Balsam Fir, Sugar Coated Cinnamon, and Homemade Pumpkin Pie.
Wow, those look fabulous. I’m so not in the know with crafts. I never would have realized that could be so easy to make. Thanks!
This is such a cute and simple idea, love it!
Jenna M Wood says
I love how elevated these candle sleeves make everyday candles! This definitely looks like something I’d pay big bucks for in a boutique store! #client
Stephanie Huston says
What a beautiful way of decorating your candles and adding some decorative flare. I didn’t know you could get Yankee Candle at Walmart either. I’ll need to check that out.
Debi at Life Currents says
These are so beutiful! I’ve seen these metal screens at the home improvement stores. I totally can do this! Thanks. Hmmm, maybe for Christmas gifts!
This is a beautiful solution to plain candles! I love Yankee candles and I burn them all the time. I really love this look! Thanks!
These candle sleeves are such a fun idea to jazz up a regular candle! They would look perfect in my living room right now!
Kim Lee says
What a neat project and so pretty too! Would make great gifts this season!
Lori Vachon says
These are super pretty Melanie! Just my type of decor too!
Ellie Augustin says
This is so awesome OHH I see these being part of my teacher Christmas gifts! Thanks so much for sharing.
Liz Mays says
Man oh man did that ever turn out cute. I could see myself doing this with lots of candles. LOVE!
Michelle De La Cerda says
These look fabulous and you would never know it was a diy project.
Katie Clark says
How cool! I had no idea easy something like this would be to make!
What a great way to use those metal sheets! I have been trying to come up with other uses, so I am pinning this for later!
Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi says
I hear you on not being able to burn candles with little ones around! I’m almost ready to let the flames return to my house! 😉 I love this project, it’s so beautiful I had no idea it was a DIY/craft!
This is such an awesome way to jazz up store bought candles! I’ve never really been a fan of the label so this would be a perfect project for me! Thanks so much for sharing this!
Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food says
What a great idea! Love these DIY candle holders – so versatile!
Place them on a saucer or use felt rounds under the glass so they don’t scratch wood table, or leave rust marks on tile counters.
Where do I buy metal sheet? Fabric store? Lol
Yes, that is a good tip.
As far as where to buy them, check your local Michaels. Or, if you are an online shopper, Amazon has an assortment.