Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.comUnique, pretty candleholders and a bit of flickering light always add a special touch to any celebration or dinner. It’s easy – and inexpensive – to create your own. I’ve been so excited to share these painted glass birdcage candleholders with you! Perfect for a shower, party, birthday or dinner, these candleholders are SO pretty and make a fantastic centerpiece. We start with Dollar Store glass candleholders, darling little, metal birdcages with lids that open & close, and finish with battery-operated candles for a safe, soft glow that can go anywhere!

Here’s what we need to make the candleholders:

  • Three Glass Candleholders from the Dollar Store (I used 2 short and 1 tall candleholder)
  • Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Glass Paint in Pool and Wedding Cake
  • Three White Metal Birdcages, approximately 4 ½” high, from Michaels
  • Sheet Moss
  • 1” Satin ribbon of your choice – I used a pink/white satin gingham, from Michaels Celebrate It collection (about 18” of ribbon per candleholder)
  • Silk flowers to match ribbon – I used one stem of silk flowers from Michaels and cut them off the stem
  • Alcohol, paintbrushes, craft glue, glue suitable for glass (I use Weldbond)
  • Three 2 ½” battery-operated candles – I found a pack of four at HomeGoods

Wash & dry glass candleholders; wipe entire surface of glass with alcohol and let dry.

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.com

Using glass paint in Pool, give each candleholder 2-3 coats of paint. When the blue paint is dry, use the end of a paintbrush and Wedding Cake paint to put dots all around the surface of each painted candleholder. Paint will cure in 21 days or you can speed the curing process in the oven according directions on the paint bottle.

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.com

I forgot to take a photo, but each birdcage has a metal ring on top for hanging. Use a pair of wire snips to cut the metal ring off each birdcage. We’re using that opening for ribbon! Cut a piece of sheet moss in a circle to fit the bottom each birdcage and place a circle of sheet moss inside of each cage.

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.com

Thread ribbon through the hold in the top of each birdcage where the ring was and tie the ribbon into a bow, trimming ends to leave a ribbon tail on each side. Using a bit of craft glue, attach a silk flower to the front and back over the hole where the ribbon was threaded.

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.com

Using glue suitable for glass, like Weldbond, which I love because it’s non-toxic and there are no fumes, run a thin bead of glue around the top of each painted candleholder and attach the birdcage. Let dry several hours for a secure bond. Open the top of each birdcage and place a battery-operated candle inside. Your pretty and unique candleholders are ready for the table!

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.com

 

I have a thing for pink, blue and white – you can create your birdcage candleholders in your favorite color combination. I just love how these turned out! Plus, they were fun and super easy to make, too! What do you think?

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.com

These look beautiful with the candles turned on – at least I caught one in mid-flick!

Start with Dollar Store glass candleholders to make your own easy, pretty & unique Painted Glass Birdcage Candleholders! At littlemisscelebration.com

Do you like to use regular candles, battery-operated candles or a combination of both? Do you use candles all of the time of just for special occasions?

As always, I’m so happy that you took time to visit. Have a fantastic day!

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  1. I’ve used those dollar store glass candle holders for many things, but I’ve never thought to use them in this way. I’m in love! And now I want to try it! Your painted glass birdcage candle holders are so beautiful!

    I always use real candles for special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, special dinners with the hubs, etc. When I’m planning/throwing a party at a venue I always use battery operated because most venues won’t allow the real deal. But I love candles – all kinds.

  2. LOVE battery operated candles!! These are so pretty, Cindy! You always amaze me with your fun ideas. Pinned!

  3. JaneEllen says:

    You always come up with cutest, awesome things to make. Your candle holders are fantastic. I’ve seen those little glass candle holders at $tree but haven’t ever bought any since I tend to knock things over and break them. Princess grace that’s me.
    Hope our Michaels still has those little birdcages, ours clearanced pretty much all the summer/spring stuff out. Our $tree has the little battery operated candles 2 for $1 so I buy them often. They have them in star shapes and sometimes other shapes for the season, plus colored ones.
    I love using both kind of candles, depends on what the use is which I use. I rotate my candles for seasons also. Like to light some candles when I’m in shower at night, leave them burning til we’re both showered and ready for bed. Kind of relaxes and sets a calm mood. Wonderful post and ideas, happy week

  4. I love these!! They are super cute!! Pinning it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are absolutely beautiful, Cindy! I love the bird cage and the fact that they can be personalized to any color scheme….definitely perfect for a shower or for spring decor!

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    So pretty, Cindy! I love the color of the candleholders …. and the birdcages are just too cute!! Sharing on Pinterest and Twitter!

  7. Cindy this is too cute! I am featuring it on the blog!

  8. Judi Johnson says:

    I have a bird cage I bought at Michaels and candle holders from Dollar Tree and have not figured out what to do with them. Now I know. Since I only have one bird cage guess I won’t have a trio. I have looked at my bird cage and never knew it opened till I saw your picture. I am in love with this idea and am going to make mine very soon. Thank you for your beautiful idea

    • Judi, I’m so behind on my comments, so please forgive me. I’m so happy that you like these and have a bit of inspiration for your bird cage. Isn’t it great that they open? I definitely want to see how you make yours, so please, please let me know or share on my Facebook page! Thank you so much for your kind visit and words.