Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DIY Colorful Candle Holders

I spied these cool, colorful candle holders on http://www.marthastewart.com/. I was immediately drawn to their different hues and the use of wooden candle holders at varying heights. This arrangement can be used as a centerpiece for any event using colors that match the rest of your decor, or just to display on your table for dinner this fall. I not really much of a craft person, so I especially love how you only really need some spray paint to do it yourself!

What you will need:

- 12" taper candles, in any color you want! The above are shown in Wedgwood, aqua, turquoise, butterscotch, and wheat - pretty for fall!
- Spray paint from your local craft store (my girl Martha suggests Montana Gold in Mt. Fuji, peppermint, turquoise, and Orangina).
- Wooden candlestick holders. You can find them here:

How to make them:
1. Stand candlesticks upright on newspaper (best to do this outdoors). Spray-paint all around and then let them dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Flip candlesticks upside down, apply another coat of paint, and then let them dry overnight.
3. Stick some candles in 'em and voila!

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