Candle holders can be pricey but you can craft your own gilded beauty from a glass container and plain plastic spoons. Start by cutting the handles off the spoons at the base of the bowl as shown. Using a hot glue gun, start at the open end of the container and glue a row of spoons around the top, making sure they extend evenly past the lip of the container. Continue adding spoons in more rows, positioning each row with the tips in the space between the spoons in the previous row. Once you have covered the glass, spray the entire thing with gold paint (or the metallic paint of your choice) and let it dry. Add a votive candle and you have a lovely gilded accessory. Looks a little like a golden artichoke, yes?

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