DIY Bird Silhouette Candle Holder

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  We drove to Arkansas to visit one of my sons at college.  It was a brief trip, but it’s always nice to see him, plus he was running out of meals tickets to use in the college cafeteria, so I loaded him up with enough food to hold him over until school gets out.

Last week I shared this bird silhouette music page on Facebook, and one of my followers requested that I come up with a project using the image, and I promised I’d brainstorm and come up something.


bird silhouette antique sheet music

I wanted it to be something very simple and inexpensive, so that anyone can do it, without lots of supplies or crafting experience, so I came up with an easy DIY candle holder.

bird silhouette

The great thing about this project, is that it can be easily changed to get a completely different look, and it will only take you a few minutes to do.

You can use a jar or candle holder you have on hand.  I used a glass candle holder that measures about 7-1/4″ tall  and 3-1/2″ in diameter.  You will probably need to experiment to see which size to print the image at.  I printed mine at full page size on 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper.  If your candle holder is small, you could make 4×6 or 5×7″ prints (two would fit on 1 page), and see how those fit on your jar.

For my size jar and page, I trimmed a little off of the top and bottom of the image so that it was the correct height, then wrapped the page around the jar and taped the back closed.

That’s it – done!

I love using silhouettes for candle holders, because the black in the images really “pops” against the candle light.  I have many more antique music pages that could be used for this project, as well as other graphics with lots of black in them that would also work well.

Here’s another one I did at Christmastime, with an image from a similar music page.

DIY Navity Candle Holder

If you don’t want to make a candle holder, the bird silhouette page could also be used

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Silhouette Candle Holder

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  1. What a quick, simple,and inexpensive project…..just love it! This is going to hit the project list for sure.

  2. I’ve made similar candle covers for dollar store novena candles. Always a nice and inexpensive way to create different looks for your home. And the flame always looks so pretty when it’s burning and shining through the paper. Hope you had a blessed Easter.

  3. stefanie says

    Dear Angie, thank you for this loveley and easy idea. The song on the music page is a very popular traditional song in Germany. Every child learns it in the kindergarden.
    Best wishes and happy easter from Germany!

  4. Quick, easy, and so very lovely…how beautiful would this be lit on a little table at night with the lights out? It really is a beautiful silhouette! I dearly hope you and yours had a most amazing Easter…sending warm wishes from my family to yours!

  5. SO cute, Angie! Thank you for sharing!

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