Candles with the woodsy look of tree trunks have been crazy popular for a while now. Angie of the Country Chic Cottage for Crafts Unleashed tackled her own rendition that combines the perfect mix of nature and glam with a sparkly beaded finish. Angie’s candles are extremely easy to make too – just slather them with Mod Podge (a sealer, glue and finish all in one), roll them in the beads, and you’re done!
This kind of project is nice too because you can dig out supplies that you’ve used on other projects. If you do DIY decor and other crafts often, you may already have strong glue and Mod Podge, for example. If you don’t have beads, you will now. That’s because you’ll have plenty left over even after throwing them on the candles. Even a small bag will go a long way towards a future project or two.
For the candles, Angie used a vibrant gold color. This really sets off the look since the golden hue sort of sneaks out from beneath the Mod Podge and bead textures when you’re finished. It adds artistic realism, if you will.
For the bases, you can pick up any unfinished pillar-type set and simply glue them together. Angie gives recommendation for where she bought hers but these are not hard to find at any craft store. Just choose your favorite heights and styles.
To secure them together permanently, she used E-6000 craft adhesive. In the time since she’s completed her candle holders, they have been moved around her house many times, and her kids have even knocked them over. This is the ultimate test for durability, and these easy-to-make DIY candle holders have passed with success so far.
While the original and inspired Beaded Birch Pillar Candles came from Pottery Barn, they’ve since been discontinued. What better way to duplicate and make your own, and as always, at a fraction of catalog costs.
Find Angie’s tutorial and all the details for this project at Concrete Chic Cottage.