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?
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.
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.
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 >>
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