DIY Drapery Sconces

Ready for another window treatment project? This time I’ll show you how I made diy drapery sconces for the laundry room from…. glass candlesticks. Yep, those prolific dollar store candlesticks.

DIY Window Sconces-



2 glass candlesticks

2 small berry/dessert bowls

6 screws, 6 washers, 6 rubber washers

Dap Household Adhesive or E6000 glue

Wall anchors

First, find where you want to place the sconces, mark the spots for screws and, if needed, wall anchors. Test fit everything, then remove. This is much easier to do before gluing the plates to the candlesticks. You can actually just loosen the bottom two screws and leave them in place.


Glass Candlestick Sconces-


Sand the top of the candlesticks and the bottom area of the bowls.  This will help them adhere better. Glue together following directions on the adhesive. I used the same process for the cupcake stands I made a couple of years ago.


DIY Candlestick Sconces


Let the glue dry several hours or overnight, then assemble the screws and washers. Place metal washer on the screw, then the rubber washer. Richard made clear washers from pvc tubing he had on hand. The rubber washer will allow a little give as you’re tightening the screw and hopefully prevent breaking the glass.


Create Drapery Sconces from Candlesticks-


Now you’ll need a short screwdriver or ratchet type driver to be able to reach the screws.


Window Sconces from Berry Bowls and Candlesticks -


Ok, time to drape the fabric. I tried a few different things, but didn’t really find anything I liked. For now, I just arranged a drapery panel on the candlestick sconces. This was another of the same panels I used in our master bathroom. I had bought a few extra because they were on clearance.


DIY Drapery Sconces-


Not exactly the fabric I have in mind, but like most projects around here, it’ll do for now.

The laundry room is tiny and difficult to photograph. The window is close to the corner on the left. I hadn’t thought to check to see if the cabinet doors would bang against the window sconce, but no problem. Whew!


How to Make Window Sconces- Dollar Store Candlesticks project-


These sconces would be so pretty made with colorful transferware bowls. Chippy, mismatched bowls would be fun. These white swirl bowls were part of a deal I found a Habitat. 

Whatcha’ think? Another crazy idea?

Want some more ideas for using those dollar store candlesticks? I’m joining these lovely ladies in hosting this month’s dollar store challenge linky party- go check out what they brought to the challenge:

Tammy with DeJa Vue Designs + Barbara with Everyday Home Blog + Jane & Leo with Cottage at the Crossroads + Christy with Our Southern Home



Dollar Store candle holder challenge button


What projects have you done with dollar store candlesticks? We want to see! Add your link below, then visit with your fellow partiers for more inspiration. Come on, it’s not a party without you!




  1. Now that is one beautiful and creative idea!!!…

  2. Sheila- kudos to you for thinking way outside of the box..what a great idea.

  3. Wow! You’re so clever. I love how cute they turned out.

  4. Sheila,

    What a great idea! I would have never thought of this!!!!! You are brilliant!

    Happy, happy day to you!

  5. Ok, you win Most Creative b/c I would never have thought of doing this. What a great idea, and I love that you could even personalize the plates or use any plate for color, etc. Yoohoo. Proud of you. Thanks for being one of my 1st co-hosts too and thx for joining in the 1st Great Dollar Store Challenge. I pinned it! Hope you join up next month, too. 🙂
    Blessings, Barb xxoo

  6. This is excellent and I have to keep in mind and look around for some dishes I love to create something like this. Would make a nice “just hang a towel on” hook too.

  7. You are so clever! I would have never guessed those were made of candlesticks and bowls if you hadn’t shared your secret. Such a fun challenge! Thanks for inspiring.

  8. Love them! I was thinking maybe you could put in the bowl to make it a little “jazzier”. Perhaps a motif or somekind? Maybe decopage something or something a simple as a scrapbook sticker to go with the theme of the room? They are great the way they are but if you were looking to personalize them a little more you could try something like this.

    • Great idea, Cindy. A monogram from adhesive vinyl would be fun, as you say, any design. I do think these are kind of plain, but didn’t want to embellish until I find the fabric I want to use. Then I can coordinate. 🙂

  9. Sheila, I think your project is the most creative one I’ve seen yet! How imaginative for you to turn dollar store candle holders into drapery scones, and your window treatment looks fabulous in your laundry room! I think I’ll start picking up pieces of transferware like you said for similar projects! 🙂

  10. Sheila, you totally blew me away with this project! Wow, it’s very clever! You window treatment looks so cute with these as an accent!

  11. I’ve been seeing these projects about I think it’s very creative but if you are not happy about it at least it’s a dollar store project, I just painted a cupboard with chalkpaint and it got hotter than I expected outside, it’s gone all wavey 🙁

  12. I’ve seen it all! You are an amazingly creative lady! I love it!! Happy to be co-hosting with you!!! ~Christy

  13. Very clever, Sheila! I would never have thought to put these things together to use as window treatment hardware. Those candlesticks definitely have a variety of uses ~ besides for candles!

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