DIY Cathrineholm candleholders | How About Orange

November 22, 2011

DIY Cathrineholm candleholders

You're probably familiar with Cathrineholm enamelware, a line of iconic kitchen products made by a Norwegian factory that closed in 1970. Vintage Cathrineholm pieces now cost an arm and a leg. But paper is cheap! Perhaps some DIY votive holders will suffice until we win the lottery?

First I wrapped a glass candleholder with a piece of tracing paper and secured it with tape. Anything white and translucent will do the job; try parchment paper, tissue paper, or vellum if you've got some.

Then I made a template, printed it onto colored computer paper, and cut out the designs with an X-acto knife. My votive holders are 2.5" tall and came in a box from Target several years ago. If you have holders of a similar size, feel free to download the PDF.

Or, if you have a Silhouette machine, you can download the .studio file and scale as needed. Warning: I haven't tested it! If you try to cut with it, let me know how it goes.

Or, if you hate computers, just sketch out the design by hand and wing it. It'll be super.

Layer the cut paper over the white paper and secure with more tape. Done.

52 comments:

christina@pmv said...

Love these! Such a great idea :-)

Poppyprint said...

suweet! Great idea.

Zoey H said...

Super cute, and I love your color choices!

Patricia said...

SO EXCITED for the free Silhouette pattern! I get a ton of pdfs online but my studio doesn't open them. :(

Jessica Jones said...

Well, cross your fingers. I traced the .png that I made from the .pdf, so we'll see how it cuts!

Loulou said...

Those are beautiful! Such nice colours.

Loulou @ Loulou Downtown

jek-a-go-go said...

oh! this one is briliant! i adore all your projects. thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

Great idea! I love it!

Grandma G said...

So very pretty!

Mum

able mabel said...

simple, easy and oh so cool!

kate said...

amazing! i'm obsessed with catherineholm. thanks so much for this tutorial that uses items i have in my art room/home office!

tinajo said...

Very pretty - love the colors! :-)

Ved leilighet said...

Excellent! I have made some and will post on my blog. With credit and link to you, of course! Thank you for your many ideas and inspiration. Greetings from Oslo.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Nov. 23, 2011. Thanks again.

Jessica Jones said...

I lit these up last night and they look great at night. I'm pleased. :)

pak said...

Just goes to show you how a simple idea can be beautiful. Love them! Also anxious to try out the Silhouette file..I am getting my Silhouette this week. I haven't waited this anxiously for a gift in a LONG time!

Scissors and Spice said...

AGGG! You're awesomeness is baffling! Love it. Thanks for the PDF! :)

Carien(Holland) said...

Very nice!Thank you very much! :)

Rachel said...

Very pretty! Love the retro look and great colors!

Lainie said...

I would love to use etching cream on the glass with this pattern!

Lily said...

I absolutely love this! I'm going to give it a try! Such a good idea!
Thank you!

creativejewishmom/sara said...

great idea to satisfy that desire for Catherine Holm! Plus your project looks great next to my orange rhinestone bracelet on Craft Gawker! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Thank.You.So.Much!!!!!!

Brinja said...

I LOVE that retro-look! What a great DIY.
Have a great day :)
-b

Zima said...

Supercute!!! And a great idea!

WoW Admin said...

Tried it out myself. My window sill looks so much better now. Especially against the drab, grey background outside ;)

Naomi said...

So cute and pretty!

Lisa Brown said...

Super cute! Will definitely try it!

Home Improvement said...

wow its really beautiful, art is not just skills its is pure talent ,thanks for the inspiration I think I should add a little life to y dull house.

fleet gps said...

Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.

Alexis said...

These are so simple and adorable!

proxeronina said...

Well carried out! I would really be happier individual if everyone wrote also as you do. Thanks once more

Ă…pent hus said...

love it
such a simple and great idea
I hope it is ok that I share it with my readers
will link to you of course

Best wishes
Open^house blog, Norway

Jessica Jones said...

Feel free. Thanks!

carrie said...

Brilliant! You have awesome ideas!

carrie said...

Brilliant! You have awesome ideas!

Els said...

As a woman who bought all the Catherine Holm (and Krenit, Arabica, etc.) she could get her hands on back in the 70s, this tut simply ROCKS my world! My collection of 70s enamelware would make you weep with envy...it kinda does that to ME. :-)

Karin said...

Lovely! My daughter and I made something simular. Have a look at ours if you have the time: http://pysselbolaget.se/2011/11/22/burk-adventsljusstake/

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

Love love love!

nutsvilleinnorway said...

Love this so much it inspired me to make something similar, but with a christmassy design! Thanks for being so clever and inspiring the rest of us! :)

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured it yesterday on "You Sew Rock Me Fridays" at my blog Sew Rockin'. Here's the link: http://www.sewrockin.com/2011/12/16/you-sew-rock-me-fridays-9.

Yasser El-Sherif said...

Great looking and yet simple to do

Dianthusa said...

I love them!!! I love nordic design! I was living for one year in Sweden and I loved it

Off The Walls said...

Love the idea! Really cute and endless possibilities.

H is for Home (Adelle) said...

Am going to try this one - thanks for sharing! x

nostalgic fong said...

love it

Anonymous said...

perfect!

Anonymous said...

so cute. i plan to do this in reverse... i'll use the paper as a template and spray paint with an etching type paint, then remove the paper. it will have a different effect than the original, but i think it'll be cute!

hobbyvimsa said...

Love these:)

Linda:)

Silje said...

Great idea:) They are fantastic!!

Doreen said...

These candleholders are beautiful. Love the colors and design.

Dearhandmadelife said...

Totally freaking out st how adorable + simple these are!!! Thanks :)

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