Try This: Steel Candle Covers

Make these galvanized steel candle covers with simple sheets of steel, nuts, bolts and pieces of wire from the hardware store.

STEP 1: The perforated metal plates used to make these candleholders, called mending plates or tie plates, are available at the hardware store for less than a dollar. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The holders pictured used plates that were 3 or 4 inches wide and 5, 7, or 9 inches tall.
Photo By Susan Wasinger