DIY Chalk Painted Candle Holders

Main pictureHello, friends! It’s been a suuuuper busy week around here. This weekend is my cousin’s 30th birthday, and his wife’s baby “sprinkle” as well. My sister and I are throwing the sprinkle, so I’ve been making decorations all week. My other cousin is also coming into town today to stay with us for all the festivities. Needless to say, I’ll be pretty quiet over the long weekend with so much going on. I’ll also be showing you details to the sprinkle in the next couple weeks! BUT, before all that happens, I wanted to share these DIY chalk painted candle holders!

Candle holders beforeI found these 3 mismatched candlesticks at a thrift store for cheap. I’ve been wanting something else to adorn my entryway table below my gallery wall, and I thought these would be perfect. I also had some leftover Folk Art Chalk paint from another project. I’m all for saving a buck and re-using!

All you need for this project is:

  • Candle holders
  • FOLKART Chalk Paint (I chose it in White Adirondack)
  • Paint brush
  • Sandpaper (not too course)

I started by wiping down the candle holders with a wet paper towel to make sure there wasn’t any dust or dirt. I then used a paint brush to paint on the chalk paint. I let it dry about 2 hours between coats. Originally I was going to just do 2 coats, but I ended up doing 3 just because I really wanted to make sure you couldn’t see any paint brush streaks.

painted candlesticksΒ (I had to put paper down so you could actually see them better!)

I let them dry overnight, and in the morning, I used some sandpaper and roughed up around the edges a little. Unfortunately on some spots the paint chipped off, but I actually really liked some of the gold hints that showed through!

Candle holder and candleI probably could have gotten away with only 2 coats like the instructions suggest, because I had to sand a little longer to get the paint to distress. But it turned out just like I wanted it to. No complaints here!

Candle holder and candle2They work perfectly on my table, and just in time to hold my glitter pumpkin I found at the Dollar Store. Score! It’s my first fall decoration, too. You better believe I’m trying to hang on to summer as loooooooong as possible. But this pumpkin is pretty, so it can stay.

Candle holder & pumpkin2This is an easy and quick project that can be done in a day, though I took a little longer. I love how the candle holders are mismatched, too!

Candle holder & pumpkinThis chalk paint is pretty amazing. I highly recommend using Folk Art paint! I also used it for distressing my frame in my shower thoughts towel rack. Love it!

I hope you all have a crafty, fun, and safe holiday weekend! I know I will.

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38 thoughts on “DIY Chalk Painted Candle Holders

    1. Thank you, Shari! Yes, I love this “distressing” technique, and the chalk paint makes it so easy, too! Such a fun project. Hope you have a great holiday weekend! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Sarah! I was so excited to find such a cute little glittery pumpkin. πŸ™‚ Thank you for visiting! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha! Thank you Gigi! I think I learned it from watching my mom as a kid. Sometimes it definitely doesn’t come easy! Thanks so much for visiting! πŸ™‚

  1. I am LOVING them!! We have a ton of candle sticks at my store that we do things like this with…so fun and easy and can add so much umph to any space! PS….way to go getting featured at A Savory Feast!! YAYAY go you! πŸ™‚
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    1. Thank you, Jessica!! Totally super easy to do, that’s why I love it so much! And thanks, I’m pretty excited about the feature!! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a fabulous week friend!

    1. Thanks, Shirley! The pumpkin is my new favorite fall decor. I only got one, but for $1 I need to get several more! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Sue! Chalk paint is great because you don’t need to sand or prime anything, it can just be painted on any surface. It really easy to work with! Hope you try it sometime! πŸ™‚

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