Love the look of chippy, distressed candle holders but hate the price tag? You gotta try these amazingly simple DIY Dollar Tree Candle Holders! I originally saw this idea from another DIY-er on Instagram, (@peonyaccents), and couldn’t wait to try it out! One trip to Dollar Tree later, and I had two easy peasy candle holders. Keep scrolling to see how to make ’em!
What You’ll Need (to make 2):
- 3 glass candle holders from Dollar Tree
- 2 trinket/jewelry dishes
- Chalk paint (I used Craft Smart chalky acrylic paint in the color Parchment from Michael’s – linking similar)
- Antiquing wax (I used ArtMinds wax in the color Tea Stained from Michael’s – linking similar)
- Super glue
- Foam brush
- Fine grit sandpaper
Step 1: Super glue two of your glass candle holders’ two smaller ‘top’ ends together.
Step 2: Then, glue the trinket dishes to the top of both holders — the taller one you just created and the third one you haven’t used yet (see below).
Step 3: Make sure all pieces are completely dry before you paint. (I let mine sit overnight to be safe.)
Step 4: Paint the candle holders with your chalky paint. Let dry, and repeat. I did three coats total.
Step 5: Using a cloth, I took a small amount of wax and gently applied to spots that are raised to give the candle holders an ‘antique’ look. A little bit of wax goes a long way!
Step 6: With fine-grit sandpaper, lightly sand along edges and random spots to give a distressed look.
Since I already had all the materials other than the Dollar Tree items, this DIY Dollar Tree Candle Holders project cost me a total of $5! You can literally do this with any chalk paint color, and it’s such an easy, fun craft! Perfect to add to a shelf, bookcase, or centerpiece. If you give this a try, please let me know how yours turned out!
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