DIYs List

How to Make Bicycle Gear Votive Holders


  • bicycle gears ranging from 2-1/2 inches to 6-1/2 inches in diameter
  • damp cloth or paper towel
  • votive candles
  • permanent bond glue

Give your decor a shot of steampunk style by turning discarded bicycle parts into industrial-chic votive holders.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Cost: Cheap
  • Prep time:
  • Execution time:
  • Wait time: 0m
1 Choose Appropriately-Sized Gears
Choose Appropriately-Sized Gears

In order for the gear votive holder to proportionately align with the candles it holds, you must heed proper size and scale. Stick with gears between 2-1/2 inches and 6-1/2 inches in diameter. Because the gears will be layered with a pyramid effect, using several gears differing between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch in diameter will result in a balanced, stacked look.

2 Wipe Excess Oil
Wipe Excess Oil

Before assembling the gears, wipe excess oil and residue with a damp cloth or paper towel.

3 Apply Glue and Stack
Apply Glue and Stack

Allow one full day for glue to cure before inserting and lighting votive candle.

4 Insert Votive Candle
Insert Votive Candle

After the glue has properly cured and stacked gears have bonded, place votive candle into hole of top gear.


Rachel Fayer

Rachel Fayer

2141 Views 0 Favourites

More by Rachel Fayer

See also

This page has been seen 2141 times.