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Create Pretty Hand Painted Candles
Add a pop of pretty to your home decor with these chic and crafty hand painted candles. A simple and budget-friendly craft project.

Posted by aprettyfix from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Published See aprettyfix's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather the following materials:

    •candles
    •paint colour of choice (mine was a metallic gold acrylic paint)
    •small artist’s brushes
    •crafter’s knife
    •painter’s tape

  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 2
    Step 2

    I created two designs for this project, one for each candle. The first was a free hand ‘dash’ design. To do this, simply begin applying the metallic paint directly onto the candle.

  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Because this candle is round, I marked the mid-point so that I could balance the look from front to back. I then kept creating dashes all the way around until the candle was covered. Once completed, I simply scraped off the mid-point lines with my nail (as pictured). The acrylic easily comes off the wax of the candle.

  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 4
    Step 4

    For the second design, I wanted to create uneven, golden triangles to cover the candle. First, I cut out 3 small triangular shapes, free hand, on sections of painter’s tape using the crafter’s knife.

  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 5
    Step 5

    I then placed the tape at random spots on the candle, painted in the triangles, let them partially dry for approximately 2-3 minutes, then removed the tape. This created organic, slightly uneven triangular shapes around the candle.

  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 6
    Step 6

    If you prefer your triangles to have a clean edge, then wait for your paint to completely dry. For acrylic paint, it should take about 20 minutes. Otherwise, your triangles will look something like this.

  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once completed, you can display each candle on its own, in a grouping, or as part of a vignette.

  • How to make a candle. Chic & Crafty Hand Painted Candles - Step 8
    Step 8

    Either way, your hand painted candles are a great way to add a bit of subtle glam to your home. A great project that can be applied to any décor items - ornaments come to mind, but anything will do :)

    So very pretty and so simple to do!

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