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I love embarking on an amazing DIY project and spending as little as possible. But then again, who doesn’t? We figured everyone felt the exact same way, so we asked Secrets From a Stylist host Emily Henderson to head to her local 99-cent store in search of bargain-bin pieces that she could transform into stunning designer accessories. It didn’t take her long to stumble upon some simple white pillar candles and metallic leaf. The result? A modern, dressed-up glass candle perfect for any room of the house. (I’m already imagining a centerpiece setup with these somehow incorporated. Oh! Or I could take them to my outdoor space…) You’ll be amazed at how easy and inexpensive this project is. Let’s get started, shall we?

dollar store candle dress up diy

All you need is metallic leaf in copper, gold or silver to add some pizazz to these classic candles. Then, choose your pattern of choice. Emily suggests stripes, polka-dots or a trendy chevron pattern to add a touch of creativity.

dollar store candle dress up diy

You can pick up everything for this project at the 99-cent store. You need a white pillar candle, a small paintbrush, leaf adhesive and metallic leaf.

dollar store candle dress up diy

Use masking tape in various sizes (if necessary) to create a pattern on the pillar candle. Any areas you tape will remain white, while the spaces between will become covered in adhesive and metallic leaf. After applying the leaf, remove the tape strips. That’s all there is to it! Get the Full Step-by-Step Instructions Here >>

What budget-friendly DIY project have you taken on recently? Share your creative and inspirational ideas with us in the comments below.

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10 Responses

  1. Rachael says:

    I love this kind of stuff!! Make sure you pin it, I will too!

    I recently saw a fantastic DIY spring Pottery Barn wreath knock off tutorial that used dollar store and thrifted supplies. The end result looked way better than the PB wreath and she made it for just a few bucks. I pinned it, of course, but I will include the direct link here:
    http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/2012/02/spring

    Rachael http://thethriftypicker.blogspot.com/

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  4. MONICA says:

    It is a cute craft Idea for children to do as a Mother's day gift. But not to decorate your house.

  5. ginny says:

    Having worked with copper, silver and gold leaf in art, I do not recommend it to decorate a glass candle holder with. It is much to fragile.

  6. Kayla@HGTV says:

    This is awesome, Rachael! I can't wait for spring now :)

  7. mrcostumes says:

    This is such a neat idea.

  8. Ringo says:

    A big Hello Friend, I am writing from Devonport Australia. We have had a lot of rain the last few weeks and I’ve only just been able to connect to the web Thanks for the easy to read article. It helped me a lot with my university human relations task. God Bless the internet !

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Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com. You can find her doing at least one of the following: shopping for home decor at local vintique stores, picking out produce at...

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