DIY White and Gold Candle Holders in Under an Hour
Candles are such a great addition to a table, a mantle, or anywhere you want to create ambiance. Since the holidays are upon us, we decided to make gold color-blocked candle holders which will be festive for the entire season. After all, gold goes with every event. Classy holiday party, check. Hanukkah dinner, check. New Year’s Eve soiree, check. The best part? You can buy everything you need for this DIY in one convenient kit. Purchase it here!
– painter’s tape
– white, gold, and gold sparkle paint
– paint brush
– candle sticks
– gold candle cups
1. Paint the entire candle holder white and let dry.
2. Wrap a piece of painter’s tape around the candle.
3. Make sure the tape is pressed down on the candle holder so that the paint won’t seep underneath.
4. Paint above or below the tape, depending on where you have created your line.
5. Continue to add coats until there aren’t any streaks.
6. Add a coat of glitter paint to add some shine!
7. After all of the paint has dried, peel the tape.
8. Push (or hammer) the grommet into the top of the candle holder
No matter which holiday you are celebrating this month, these gold and white candle holders will make your house look festive. We’ve done these before in our Halloween shop, but they are so great we had to bring them back for the holiday season.
First on the list, you need to paint the entire candle holder white. We did three coats, but you should do as many as you need to make the white pop.
Once that dries, you’ll fashion some handy painter’s tape to the stick. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, make sure you really seal the edges of the tape along your line. If not, your paint will leak under the tape and you’ll end up with a wonky line.
For the gold paint, make sure you continue to add coats until there aren’t any streaks. We want bold gold! And to make it even more shimmery, we added a top coat of glitter paint.
Wait for the paint to dry, and then it’s time for the part you’ve been waiting for – peeling the tape. We’re sure you’re dying to see how it looks underneath!
To really class up these candle holders, we added a gold candle cup to the opening of the candle holder. If you can’t push them in, grab a hammer and pop those guys in.
Add some candles and you are ready to go!
How do you class up classic holiday decor? Talk to us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)