Tealight Holders

Tealight Holders There are many forms, colors and sizes of tea light holders. The most popular type of this is the simple rectangular dish with only one hole in the center for holding a tealight candle. It typically has a raised design around the outside which can either enhance or detract from your decor depending on what you're going for. They last longer than metal ones because they do not rust and can handle high temperatures without cracking (just make sure to remove them from direct sunlight before allowing them to overheat).

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Size of tea light holders

Size Matters! No really, size matters when it comes to tea light holders! Most holders made to hold up to 2 tea lights (3 if they're thin) will work fine for 1 tealight candle. If you plan to use your holder with larger candles, make sure it is advertised as compatible with the size candles you want to use! Tealight Holders come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. They can range from a simple dish with only one hole to more complex ones with many holes. The biggest factor is probably the size of your tealights - if you have smaller tealights, it's best to get small holders so they stay firmly in place.

On the other hand, if you have larger candles, you do not necessarily need a large holder (in fact, the large holder might make your candle appear too small). The price is dependent on what type of material is used, the size, and the design. We cover the essential materials below.

Materials

Metal - This type of holder is probably the most common. It's inexpensive and very easy to find at almost every home decor store. The least expensive metal holders can be found for about a dollar or two at places like the Dollar Tree, but don't expect them to last very long. They are usually thin and flimsy and will rust quickly if you live in a humid climate (like Florida). Higher quality metal holders tend to be more sturdy, but they may still rust over time if you leave them out in the rain or car wash them too aggressively with your car brush! These types of holders come in many shapes and sizes, but almost all of them have large holes that allow you to see right through them. It is important to remember that the closer your candles are to the holder itself, the shorter and more concentrated their flames will be.

Ceramic - This type of holder is also very common and comes in many different shapes, colors and sizes. The most popular type of this holder is a simple square or rectangular dish with a single hole in its center for holding a tealight candle. It typically has a raised design around the outside which can either enhance or detract from your decor depending on what you're going for. These holders tend to last longer than metal ones because they don't rust and can handle high temperatures without cracking (just make sure to remove them from direct sunlight before allowing them to overheat).

Glass - This is the most expensive type of holder and it's also the sturdiest. It does not rust or deteriorate easily and will not crack even if you leave it in direct sunlight for hours at a time. The tradeoff is that they can be very heavy, so make sure to only get one of these if you know exactly where you want to put it and how much weight it will need to hold on its own. 

Open or Closed Bottom

Your final consideration should be whether or not you want an open (or partially open) bottom design. This refers to how far down from the top of the candle do you want the flame itself to start burning. The more airflow a candle has, the faster and lower it's going to burn so keep this in mind when deciding which type of holder best fits your needs. A closed bottom means that only a very small part of the flame will actually burn at first. This is good for two reasons:

1) It helps you save money because your candle won't burn down as quickly (so you can avoid having to buy a new one as often).

2) The first few minutes or so of burning creates less soot and smoke, so there's less cleanup involved.

Final considerations for your tea light holder

Now that you know how to purchase the right holder for your needs, here are some tips on using it properly:

1) Never place a candle in direct sunlight or near any type of heat source. When your candles get hot they release vaporized chemicals which can damage the wicking material, create soot and cause them to burn faster than usual (so if you currently have one burning outside it's time to take it inside).

2) Remember never leave your candle unattended because tiny children and pets often think that these holders look like toys. If you don't want to burn through money replacing these every single week then make sure someone is around who can watch over them at all times.

3) Always use tealight candles with the standard size of votive (24 mm diameter and 2.6 inches tall). Some holders come with screens that fit into them to help control the rate of burning (which is necessary for open-bottom designs) but most do not so make sure you never use larger or smaller candles!

4) If you have a holder with an open bottom, make sure to place it on something sturdy enough to support its weight. When your candle burns down until the flame rests directly on top of the metal or ceramic, this can weaken the structure enough to collapse inwards.

5) Always use tea lights in tea light holders! These little guys burn at very high temperatures and can cause fires if left unattended! Also, avoid cutting the wicks too short because they need somewhere to draw oxygen from which will keep them burning properly (even if they start to gutter and drip wax).

6) Finally, make sure that there is nothing flammable anywhere near your candle holder before you light it up. 

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