Tea light candles (real or battery operated) add the perfect little lighting accent. There little round shape makes them easy to work with. Since they are so affordable, you can also use them to make many different crafts.
There are many different creative ways to use tea light candles in your DIY project. I love getting my tea lights in bulk here. They can be the main focus or a little highlight to your craft. To help inspire you, I’ve rounded up some way to put all of those tea light candles to good use.
Here are 21 Cool Tea Light Craft Projects to Try
Natural Air Freshener | Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom
DIY Faceted Clay Tea Light Holder | Gathering Beauty
These geometric tea light holders are so fresh and modern.
The scent from this tealight air freshener comes from the oils in the coffee beans and not the candle itself.
SnowmanOrnaments | One Little Project
It’s NEVER too soon to start Christmas Crafts – and your tree will need these Snowman Ornaments on it!
Rustic Barn Wood Tea Light Candle Holders | Just The Woods
This tea light candle holder would make a great gift.
Salt Dough Votive | Red Ted Art
Salt dough is inexpensive to make, uses simple materials and is so versatile.
Fresh Apple Tea Light | One Little Project
For special events, these would look so pretty as a centerpiece or place settings.
Tea Light Witches | Smart School House
Tea Light Witches are little witches made with green flameless tea lights and some simple craft supplies.
4th of July Tea Light Holders | Delineate Your Dwelling
Check out the tutorial to see what these tea light crafts are made of.
Tealight Ornaments | Tag & Tibby
The tealight ornaments are definitely small-budget friendly!
Tin Punched Votives | A Beautiful Mess
Make all of the letters and then spell then out for different occasions.
Tea Light Olympic Torch | Oh My Creative
This tea light craft is great for a costume or just because.
Yarn TeePee Light Holder | Blue Bear Wood
Grab yourself some sticks, yarn and cardboard, glue gun and make this wonderful Yarn Craft Teepee, Tea Light Holder. They are beautiful as decorations, table lights, festival accessories or just to play with.
Glittered Tea Lights | Jader Bomb
These would make any event super festive and what better holiday to use them for than New Years!
Recycled Tealight Cups| Crafts and Creativity
The cups are easy to cut and they are a blast to decorate. You can use supplies you have at home – such as buttons, washi tape, paper scraps, stickers, cute chickens, sequins and pretty ribbons.
Pottery Barn Inspired Tealight Centerpiece | Rogue Engineer
Per Pottery Barn, this centerpiece is a series of candles making a compelling – and eco-friendly – spectacle of light.
Marble Tea Lights | My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
What to do with a hefty stash of marbles? Why, make them lighted marble towers!
Spider Jars | The TipToe Fairy
The perfect accessory for your Halloween walkway.
Stackable TeaLight Holders | Refresh Restyle
When in not in use, you can stack and store these stackable tealight holders.
Wall Decor | Recyclart
Depending on what side you are standing, every time you see something different in this recycled tealight wall hanging.
Milk Jug Votives | Bliss Bloom Blog
The perfect way to add some ambiance to your backyard.
Tin Can Tealight Holders | Factory Direct Craft
These little tin lights are the perfect use for the cat food tins that have been piling up, and they will light up one of the darker corners of your room.