PIPE DREAM: How To Make Industrial Candle Holders

My craft projects have not ended for the year, but I could not tell you about this one in particular because it was a Christmas present for a good friend. Now that the gift has been received, I can tell you how to make these for yourself!


I have noticed that “Industrial Decor” is making its way into homes everywhere, and I am jumping in with great enthusiasm on the love of pipe! It’s a Pipe Dream, for sure!



  • Six (6) 1/2″ Black Floor Flanges
  • Three (3) 1/2″ Steel Pipe Nipples (in three different lengths, 3″, 4″, and 5″)
  • That’s all that you need, simple, eh?

Just take one floor flange and screw in one of the nipples to it, and make sure it is going in straight, otherwise your candle stick will be crooked. Then add another floor flange to the top!  (I thought it looked like a mini barbell.) Make sure when adding the floor flange that you place the flat part of the flange on bottom, and then again the flat part on the top. The pillar candle will sit upon the flat top.


Repeat these easy steps for the next candle holder, and so on. Now, just add your favorite pillar candle on top! You have just created your very first Industrial Pipe Project.

This was an easy project to make. The hardest part was actually finding the pieces in the hardware store, since we found out the hard way that people do not return pipe pieces to the box they pulled them out of! So my suggestion to you is, attach your pipe pieces together while you are in the store first, just to make sure your pipe sizes are the correct ones!

By the way, Hillary, the recipient of these Industrial Pipe Candle Holders loved them a lot and they are now on display on her entryway table! It’s a Christmas gift that she will never forget!


Industrial Decor: Love it or Leave it

I have a new found love. It’s all the new rage, Industrial Decor! I see it everywhere! Every store is now selling Industrial Decor pieces from candle holders, shelves, book cases, towel racks, tables, chairs, and the list goes on and on. Have you fallen in love with this new rage of Industrial Decor?

If you know me well enough, you know that I like to make things, and I want to try my hand at making some industrial items. I know what I want to start designing, but I want to hear your thoughts first on what you think I should try making. Listed below is a little survey I would like you to take that will give me an idea on what YOU would buy if you saw it in a store. Check all the boxes that apply, multiple choices welcomed!

If you are not sure exactly what “Industrial Decor” is, check out my Industrial Pinterest Board!