See how easy it is to create a beautifully painted DIY candle decoration to go along with any style home decor!
Hello there friends! It’s Lydi from Lydi Out Loud and I’m sharing another way to jazz up some plain white candles with you today. I love having candles everywhere around the house. I love the ambiance they create and the varying heights they can add to decor. They can get a little boring though, right? They only come in so many colors and there are very few options for designs on candles.
I loved the navy and gold candles I created in the fall so much that I keep playing with new ways to turn candles into decorations that stands alone in their design presence. I’m so thrilled with this latest DIY candle decoration because the candles are still usable even though they are painted because they’re LED. Bonus! It’s kind of a bummer if you create candles you love and then they’re gone once you burn them.
See how easy it is to create a beautifully painted DIY candle decoration with a stencil and some craft paint:
Painted DIY Candle Decoration Supplies:
- Darice 6″ LED Pillar Candles
- Darice Foam Stencil Brush
- Acrylic Craft Paint (I used Americana Cotton Candy)
I created my herringbone stencil design with my Cricut cutting machine (feel free to use the design if you’d like to!) but you can obviously use any pattern, phrase or design you’d like. I cut the stencil design for the painted pillar candles out of stencil vinyl. If you’re using a non-adhesive stencil, simply spray some spray adhesive onto the stencil and wrap it around the candle before painting.
Tap a foam stencil brush into the paint color of your choice and tap off excess onto a napkin or paper towel. You want the paint application to be very thin so that the paint doesn’t seep underneath the stencil. Also the paint should be thin so that it doesn’t peel off when you peel back the stencil after painting.
Lightly tap the stencil brush across the entire surface of the stencil design. Peel away stencil while the paint is still wet. Be gentle as the paint may want to peel up with it due to the waxy surface of the pillar candles.
You can find the tutorial for this DIY vintage inspired flower market bucket here. The painted pillar candles and flower bucket have brought a great dose of spring into the entryway of the house!