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Paint Dipped Brass Candle Holders

Paint Dipped Brass Candlestick Holders: upcycle your old brass by painting them for a modern look with this fun and easy candle holder craft.

Paint Dipped Brass Candlestick Holders: upcycle your old brass by painting them for a modern look with this fun and easy candle holder craft.

Lately I’m in love with brass and all things golden.  And of course, my love affair with white is still going strong.  So for our #12MonthsOfDIY challenge this month, with us all doing some kind of diy makeover on a thrift store item, I thought a candle holder craft these Paint Dipped Brass Candlestick Holders would be perfect.

how to paint brass candlesticks

I have to say that I really love how they turned out, and they were easy to make, and inexpensive -tick, tick, ticking all my boxes.

Paint Dipped Brass Candlestick Holders

Candle Holder Craft Materials:

  • assorted brass candlesticks (look for different heights and styles)
  • masking tape
  • craft paint

Shopping Second Hand

The candlesticks are from Value Village -I went a couple of times, and found some that I really liked.  I love shopping second hand, it’s like a treasure hunt to me!  And did you know that on average, North Americans throw out 81lbs of textiles each year -that’s a lot of landfill!  Value Village is one of the biggest recyclers of used clothing in the world.  Shopping second hand, and donating your old housewares and textiles is a great way to love the earth, and the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day, this Friday.

brass candlestick makeover

I’m a firm believer that one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure.  #RethinkReuse

Brass was hot in the 70’s, but it’s definitely making a come back.  And since I’m really into the whole geometrics trend right now, I tried to paint my candlesticks so that it looked like they’d been dipped in paint at an angle.

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How To Make Paint Dipped Brass Candlesticks

To start my project, I took the stickers off of the candlesticks, and washed them.  You could polish them if you wanted them really bright gold, I kind of like their patina, so I left mine un-polished,

Next, I used some masking tape to create an angled line where I wanted to paint.

I used Fusion Chalk Paint, for a matte finish.  It took about 4 quick coats to fully cover them.

When they were dry to the touch we removed the tape.  They were that simple.

paint dipped candlesticks

I displayed mine on the fireplace mantel.  I love the simplicity of them.  They’re even making my brass fireplace trim, that I’ve been meaning to paint black for ages, look good.

white deer head

I thought about painting them in different pastels for spring, which I think would have worked really well too, but there’s just something about simple, beautiful white.

brass candle holder craft

With this candle holder craft , life really is a party!

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More Inspiration
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY fabric project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.

From the top left, they are:

Upcycling Wood Bowls from Fresh Crush

Paint Dipped Brass Candle Holders from Life is a Party

Upcycling a thrift store leather coat into a DIY handbag from Sustain My Craft Habit

Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap Lamp Shade & Owl Bookends from Woman in Real Life

Thrifted DIY Jewelry Holder from Brooklyn Berry Designs

Upcycled Thrifted Mirror from New House New Home

Gold Wooden Treasure Box from Mommyzoid

DIY Roll-N-Go Travel Bag from Vin’yet Etc.

Scarf Throw Pillows from PMQ for Two

DIY Industrial Pendant Light from Love Create Celebrate

A Thrifted Shabby Chic Gallery Wall and Lamp Makeover from The DIY Mommy

Thrift Store Patio Table Tray Makeover from Time With Thea
12MonthsofDIY April Thrifted DIY Craft Ideas

Now it’s your turn to play along.  Mark your Instagram photos of a thrifted upcyled project with #12MonthsOfDiy and #AprilThrifting and follow all the hosts on Instagram for a chance to be featured on all our accounts.  (Look for all the details on my Instagram.) Can’t wait to see your projects!


  1. They look like they came from a high end design shop!! Terrific job!! I’ve got some old brass candlesticks lying around that need a #ReUseRethink idea like this!

  2. I love Love LOVE this idea! You took classic candle holders that were slightly dated to a whole new docr level! I am so inspired! Off to share!

  3. I love these! I totally looked for brass Andre sticks but didn’t have any at my store 🙁 LOvE your upcycle though!

  4. This is my favorite project this round. I love the idea of painting the candle sticks, but only partially. Paint dipped is one of my favorite things (see my last months frame for example). Great job!

  5. Thanks Brooke, and I loved your frame last month -gold and white are a real fav these days for me too.

  6. It’s always a treasure hunt at the thrift store isn’t it, never know what you’ll find. And as soon as you start thinking you never find anything good, you strike gold and have renewed faith again, lol.

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