FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Fall Candle Holder from a Lamp Base

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fall Candle Holder from a Lamp Base

Fall Candle Holder  from a Lamp Base

A few months back, I pulled a wicker lamp out of the neighbors junk pile. The cord had been cut off but the rest of the parts where there. I keep lamp parts so I took it apart. The lamp shade was "toast" and I really didn't want it. 

The base of the lamp was wicker and in good shape, but I didn't like the color (sort of dirty blond).  Sorry, I don't have a picture of the original lamp base. I didn't think I would be using the base. I put it aside for awhile.

Then one day I found the wicker base and had an idea.  I found some brown spray paint. I got so excited that I forgot to take a before picture. While the paint was drying, I headed to A. C. Moore for a couple of items.
Eclectic Red Barn: Wicker vase supplies needed

You could always wrap jute or rope around a vase for a similar look if you wanted to actually have it hold real flowers. I was going to use it to hold a candle since mine was hallow.

I purchased the berries and the silk mum for $1 each. I had the ribbon, moss, and the candle.

I found a piece of Styrofoam and placed it in the top to support the candle(battery type). I had to cut it down a little so that it fit tight. You could also add a plate on top to place a real candle.
Eclectic Red Barn: Adding foam to top of wicker vase

I wanted to decorate the vase for fall, but make it so I could change it for other holidays. After trimming the stems off the berries and the mum, I wrapped ribbon around the vase to hold the berries and the mum in place.

Eclectic Red Barn: Using ribbon to hold berries and mum

Although they were secure, I could easily change them out.

Eclectic Red Barn: Berries and mum attached to wicker vase

Next I added some ribbon. This was left over from some project.

Eclectic Red Barn: Berries, mum, and ribbon attached to wicker vase

I placed the candle on top (battery operated) and surrounded it with moss.

Eclectic Red Barn: Attach moss to wicker vase top

I only spent two dollars to get my new fall candle vase. Not bad!

You will probably see it again in another fall post, as I continue working on my fall decor projects.


  1. Really like what you did with this! Great job.

    1. Lisa,
      Thank you for your sweet comment on my wicker lamp base to a fall candle. It was fun to make and so inexpensive.
      Have a lovely weekend.


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