Book Page Candle Holder

This month, I’m joining up for my first Create & Share Challenge, hosted by Casa Watkins and Pocketful of Posies!

So wait… what is this challenge?

Well, participants are tasked with using their personal decor style to create a project centering around one main item.  And this month, we are working with candles! For this project,  I chose to share the Book Page Candle Holder that I whipped up a few months ago.

Book Page Candle Holders

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I love candles of all kinds and it is so much fun to decorate with them.  Especially when they look pretty and match your existing decor. So many yummy scents, but also tons of styles and colors. Taper, pillar, tealight, oil, soy, square, round. The possibilities are endless. There are even battery powered candles, which is what I chose to work with for this project.

To make these super simple book page candle holders, you will need:

I started out by cutting out the book pages and trimming around the text so there were fewer blank spaces. (If you don’t want to cut apart a real book, you can find printable pages online.) Then, after measuring my candle holders, I cut the pages to the correlating height.

Paint Book Pages With Mod Podge

I used 3 page pieces for one candle holder, but you may prefer to use more or less.

Paint Brush Glue Book Pages

Using a paint brush, I applied the Mod Podge to the end of two pieces of paper and overlapped the other pieces on top. If you don’t have Mod Podge, you can glue or tape the pieces together. (I already had Mod Podge out, so I just used that.)

Book Page Candle Glass Jar Supplies

Then, I added the book page insert to the inside of candle holder, making a round shape and overlapping the end pieces. Easy Peasy. Feel free to adhere the ends together for a cleaner look.

Glass Candle Holder Book Page

All that is left is to drop in a little battery powered candle and you are finished. (Please do not use a candle with an open flame. Your book pages may catch fire!)

Tea Light Battery Powered Candles

I love the clean look of these book page candle holders.

They are so simple to whip up and you can add a new look to your decor without commitment if you decide to change things up later. I even experimented with adding some wrapping paper in place of the book pages, which gives you so many more options.

Wrapping Paper Book Page Candle Holder

These would look great as a table centerpiece with candle holders of varying heights or lighting a walkway to the front door. Also, since they use battery-powered candles, they are kid and pet safe.

Book Page Candle Holders Glowing

Now, check out the DIY Candle Projects my friends did! These ladies are so talented/creative and came up with some really amazing projects!

Need to make all of these DIY candle projects!

DIY Easy Candelabra and Color Blocked Candles – Craft and Tell

DIY Colorful Wooden Candleholder– Casa Watkins Living

Bat Halloween Candles – Pocketful of Posies

DIY Matchstick Holder – Iris Nacole

DIY Squash Fall Candles – Seeking Lavender Lane

Buffalo Snow Frosted Candle Holders – The Kim Six Fix

DIY Glittered Candles – Flourish and Knot

Book Page Candle Holder – Elizabeth Joan Designs


One Room Challenge Week Three: New Flooring/Paint

Welcome to week three of the One Room Challenge! It has been so much fun to join in as a linking participant. I can’t believe how fast these three weeks have passed and how far we still have to go. However, I’m excited to report that we are finished the new flooring/paint.

If you are just joining in, let me get you caught up! During the first week, I shared the before photos of our daughter’s bedroom. And last week I gave you a glimpse into the design plans with a fun and girly mood board, plus a detailed project list for our tween bedroom makeover.

ORC New Flooring/Paint

OK, back to the room…

Originally, the walls in the bedroom were painted with a flat white paint and the floors were covered with stained, rusty/brown carpet. Not necessarily the look we were going for. So we decided to completely gut the room. Paint is always such a cheap and simple way to update a room, and since were are trying to stick to simple updates on our house, for now, we also went with an inexpensive flooring option.

One Room Challenge Week 3

For the walls, we chose the color Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore lightened by 50%. We really liked the color in our powder room at The City House. The color is a warm gray with some yellow undertones, but not greige at all. It is the perfect light and airy color for this space.


Benjamin Moore Gray Owl 50%

I’ve mentioned before that we aren’t sure what the situation will be in a few years with this home since it is a bit smaller than we would like. Build on? Build new? Either way, for now, we opted for an inexpensive peel and stick wood look flooring. It was so easy to install! I loved it in the store, but when we put it in, I was no longer sure. I thought maybe it was too cool. However, after living with it for a week, I’ve changed my mind again. I’m in love!

It was so easy to install! I loved it in the store, but when we put it in, I was no longer sure. I thought maybe it was too cool. However, after living with it for a week, I’ve changed my mind again. I’m in love and I think the accessories and colors we are adding will warm it up.

Peel Stick Flooring Driftwood

We also changed out all of the almond colored outlets/switches to match the white trim. However, I have yet to figure out what to do with that ugly electric baseboard heater. I’m not really sure if I can paint it with a high temp paint or not. It’s such a frustrating thing to try to decorate around (no curtains allowed). I would appreciate any advice or knowledge you may have for dealing with these eyesores!

Baseboard Heater Faux Wood Floor

So far, we are extremely happy with the results of this room! The paint color is perfect and the flooring makes the room feel clean. And since everyone loves a good before and after, here is how the room looked when we first moved in (left) and now (right). Huge difference, right? What do you think of our new flooring/paint?

One Room Challenge Tween Bedroom Before ORC New Flooring and Paint

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Seasonal Character Door Hanger

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Woohoo! Today is the day that I get to show you my Halloween themed version of the Seasonal Character Door Hanger. It was so fun to actually get my hands on some power tools and build this project on my own!

Seasonal Character Door Hanger

You can build and style your own too!

If you enjoy creating projects, The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. There are three types of Workshops offered:

  • Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
  • Do-It-Herself (DIH)
  • Kids

As a memory refresher, here is the original image supplied by The Home Depot for this project. If you sign up for a workshop, customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. Visit to learn more.


OK.  Here is mine.

I decided that I wanted to create a neutral skeleton look for my Seasonal Character Door Hanger to go with our light & neutral decor.

Skeleton Fall Door Hanger

I’m not sure if this cute guy looks more like a skeleton, a ghost, or a jack-o-lantern, but he is sure is happy and welcoming. Maybe he needs some teeth?

Neutral Fall Decor

The building process was super easy. (Click here to sign up to make your own at your local Home Depot store.) After putting this together, I stained the wood with a combo of Minwax Jacobean and Classic Gray. Next, I dry brushed the entire thing with white chalk paint. Then, with a pencil, I freehand the face and filled it in with a thicker application of my dry brushing technique, which gave it an airy, ghosty feel.

Dry Brush White Paint Halloween Face

I added my favorite black and cream ticking fabric around the top of the hat brim to finish off the look.

Black White Stripe Ribbon

Isn’t this guy a cutie?  If I wouldn’t get crazy looks, I would consider leaving him up year round.

Neutral Seasonal Skeleton Ghost Door Hanger

If you liked this project, you can register here to learn how to build your own in person at your local Home Depot Workshops. You should also definitely check out the other amazing and unique versions of the seasonal character door hanger from the participants in this Workshop Virtual Party!

Live Laugh Rowe
The Turquoise Home
Cherished Bliss
Refresh Restyle
The Creative Mom
My Sister’s Suitcase
My Love 2 Create
Sweet Charli
Not Just A Housewife
Domestically Speaking
Lovely Etc
Redhead Can Decorate
Yesterday on Tuesday
Elizabeth Joan Design
The Rustic Life
One Artsy Mama
Tonality Designs
She Leaves A Little Sparkle
Our Vintage Nest
All Things Thrifty
Our Thrifty Ideas
Junque Cottage
The Crafted Sparrow
Sweet Rose Studio

Contributor Post: How To Make Pinecone Scale Pumpkin

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a great weekend.  I just wanted to pop in really quick to let you know that I have new contributor post up at Domestically Speaking. I’m so in love with this latest craft that I made and I would love for you to check out how to make your own.

 Pinecone Scale Pumpkin

Contributor Post Pinecone Scale Pumpkin Large Small

Also, don’t forget to check back tomorrow, October 17th!

I will be partnering with The Home Depot in their Workshop Virtual Party. I can’t wait for you to see my version of the Seasonal Character Door Hanger!