DIY Painted Candlesticks

Painted Candlesticks, 1So a few months ago (man time flies!) my mom gifted me a pair of silver hammered candlesticks that she won at a charity auction. I absolutely loved the look of them, and I immediately put them on display on the mantel in our living room. However it has taken me 6 months to actually buy candle sticks to put in my lovely and chic candlesticks. How pathetic is that? The thing is I sort of stuck them up there and forgot about them. Candlesticks are the sort of thing that I want to look nice but I really have no interest in spending big money on.

Gifted Candlesticks

I absolutely loved these striped taper candles from Five Stripes, but I was not about to shell out $24. When I came across these plain and simple cream candlesticks at the dollar store I knew I could recreate the look for a fraction of the price.

Painted Candlesticks, 3

This is another simple Dollar Store DIY, just like the DIY Glitter Pumpkin. The only supplies needed are a paint brush, painters tape, craft paint in any color and taper candles (2 for $1).


  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Painter’s tape
  • Taper candles (2 for $1 at the Dollar Store)
  • Craft paint (I used Martha Stewart craft paint in Metallic Silver)

Take each taper candle and wrap painter’s tape around starting at the bottom, making sure edges of tape are sealed to the surface of the candle. Using an extra piece of tape as a spacer, evenly wrap your ‘stripes’ all the way up the body of the candle until you reach the top.

Painted Candlesticks, 2

Painted Candlesticks

Paint the bare areas of the candle body with craft paint with a thin layer of paint. I painted two coats on each candlestick. Pull tape off while paint is still wet to avoid peeling the paint away. This will give your stripe a crisp edge.

Painted Candlesticks, 4Don’t worry about the police vest and handcuffs on my craft table. No one was arrested while I was crafting. That’s just how we roll with a cop in the house.

Painted Candlesticks, 5The finished project? A high-end look for under $3. Use any color or pattern to mix it up depending on the season.


I hope you enjoyed this DIY!

4 Comment

  1. Oooh pretty. Silver makes things look expensive. Such a fantastic decoration idea for under $3. :] // ☼ ☯

    1. Thanks Carmen! I love how they turned out 🙂

  2. this is such a cool and not too difficult DIY!

    1. Thanks 🙂 Love your blog name too!

      xo Rachel

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