DIY fall glass votive candle holders are a wonderful way to infuse your home with the warmth and charm of autumn. In this easy-to-follow guide, we walk you through the process of turning ordinary glass votive holders from Dollar Tree into beautiful fall decorations.
Read on to discover how to decorate glass votive candle holders for the fall season, from gathering your supplies, applying Rit dye to sisal rope, and attaching the sisal rope to the votives to adding fall embellishments and showcasing your creation.
1. Gather your supplies
- Glass votive candle holders from Dollar Tree
- Sisal rope
- Rit dye (Scarlet Red, Apple Green, Evening Blue)
- Hot glue gun
- Sponge brush
- Fall embellishments like faux leaves and mini pinecones
2. Apply Rit dye to the sisal rope
To give your sisal rope a pop of color, you’ll be applying Rit dye before attaching it to the glass votive holders. I used Scarlet Red for one glass votive candle holder and Apple Green with a hint of Evening Blue for another, but feel free to mix colors if you prefer a unique shade.
To apply the dye to the sisal rope, use a sponge brush. Instead of mixing the dye with water, dab it directly onto the rope to achieve a more saturated color. Make sure to cover the entire length of the rope you’ll be using for your project, ensuring even coverage.
After you’ve applied the dye to the sisal rope, allow it to dry completely before proceeding to the next step. This will help prevent any color transfer onto the glass votive holders or your hands during the assembly process.
3. Attach the sisal rope to the glass votive candle holders
Decide how high you want the sisal rope wrap to go on the votive holder. Attach the sisal rope to the glass using the hot glue gun, wrapping it around the votive until you’ve reached the desired height.
4. Add fall embellishments
Use the hot glue gun to attach faux leaves and mini pinecones to the votive holders. Arrange the decorations in a visually appealing pattern, ensuring that the hot glue is secure before proceeding.
5. Display your DIY glass votive candle holders
Now it’s time to showcase your glass votive candle holders. I placed mine on a hanging pallet shelf, arranging them in an eye-catching display with a burlap-dyed rose. The upcycled pallet shelf, adorned with burlap and chicken wire, adds an extra touch of rustic charm. Finally, light the candles inside the holders to enjoy the warm, inviting ambiance of your unique fall decor.
Cute! The simple projects are the best. And you can always find neat things to use in projects at Dollar Tree.
Love this idea, Debbie. Very festive. This would be great for Christmas as well.
Debbie, Love your ideas. Just a question, did you ever try the new liquid glue stick????? Would like to try it on the rope on the votive holder.
Never heard of it, will have to try it out.
I love your pallet shelf!! I recently have fallen in love with pallets!!
now who would have thought of this love the way they look the colors are perfect 🙂
Cute cute cute! The whole shelf looks fabulous!
Hey Debbie! Love this idea! How do you sleep with all these creative ideas!! I tried the pumpkin on glass, it it didn’t work out so well. Didn’t look anything like yours. 🙁 I was disappointed, but I am sure there are more great things I can make!
Bummer, I’m sorry. Let me know what you did and and perhaps we can make it better.
Debbie, I would never have thought to dye sisal. What a great way to turn plain glasses into wonderful Fall décor. Love that red shelf too. laurie
What a fun and creative project Debbie!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley
You are the Rit Dye queen and I love that adorable squirrel.
Fun fall craft Debbie:) it looks easy and inexpensive too.
Debbie I love all the things you do with dye. This is so awesome. I love the squirrel too. He is so cute.
The Polka Dot Closet
I love it! I am thinking hum…Pink rope? I bet it’s doable!? I am so confused, should I decorate for fall or Halloween…If I wait until after Halloween, it will be time for Thanksgiving…….A blonde day lol!
Yes, Pink would be awesome Carol! Go for it. I will be decorating for both, all, everything:)
Angelina-JoJo and Eloise
What a FANTASTIC idea!!! I LOVE the look of Sisal and now I LOVE it even better!!! Thanks for sharing this with us!
Love the dyed rope debbie! the votives look fabulous.
You always end up doing such cute projects, Debbie. I will say it again- RIT DYE should be paying you for your projects!;>) Hope you are having a great first week of September! xo Diana
Debbie..love this idea!!!!!And the squirrel, so cute.How creative,you give so many neat ideas,that is what is so wonderful about you,so thank you xo..jessie
Cute and quick! Words of the day and you have them.
Love them, xoGinger
Jeanette @ Creating a Life
So cute! Love the darling squirrel, too. I’m just home from a long trip today, and super anxious to get going on something fall-ish. Thanks for the cute ideas!
The pallet shelf looks so pretty decked up in autumn colors! I love how the dye adds color and highlights the sisal rope beautifully and the dyed burlap roses are my favorite:) Thanks for always inspiring us with the most creative projects! Have a great weekend! hugs, Poppy
Your creativity knows no bounds! They would be awesome in orange and black for Halloweeen!
Very cute, Debbie! Taking sisal to a new level!! Great for the holidays!!~~Angela
So cute Debbie! Enjoying this beautiful weekend we are having???
It has been gorgeous!