11.19.2014

DIY Metallic Dipped Taper Candles

Can I just coat, dip and cover everything in metallics?  Is that acceptable?  I'm thinking with the holidays, I can make everything just a little shiny and metallic. 

These DIY Metallic Dipped Candles take just five minutes to make. As the holidays approach I'm looking for unique hostess, teacher and neighbor gifts that I can make and give. So, if you invite me over for a party or meal, I'll bring your a pair of this tapers. 


I bought inexpensive white taper candles at the dollar store. The using my favorite Design Master (Metallic Taupe, Brilliant Gold and Rose Gold) spray paints, I simply held the wick end of the candle and applied a very light coat of paint to the bottom 3-4 inches of the candle.  Then I placed the candle in a glass upside down to dry. I like how the spray paint gives a nice ombre-ish effect, with no harsh lines or stripes.


 With a little natural twine tied around a pair of these candles, I think they make a lovely gift.

11 comments:

  1. Just popped over from instagram to see how you did these...spray paint! Brilliant! Definitely making these this Christmas...thanks for sharing!
    xo

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  2. So good! I love this time of year for really going over the top with metallics (as though I don't do that already).

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  3. I definitely want to make these!! Just one (maybe stupid) question: if someone decided to light them, would the spray paint be dangerous?

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    1. Spray paint is highly flammable, this does seem dangerous.

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    2. Once the paint is fully dried it's no more dangerous than a regular candle. The propellant in spray paint is what us so flammable

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  4. Beautiful! Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best :)

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  5. but could lighting the candles lead to dangerous fumes?

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  6. I did some like this for a photo shoot a while back and LOVE their look. They should definitely come with a disclaimer though that once the flame hits the paint, they should be blown out. Ours started billowing black smoke and set off our fire alarm. Gorgeous though!

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  7. Do you think I can put these on a sweet 16 Candelabra ...just a peek of gold on the bottom. Im also concerned about the fumes or so..
    Its a beautiful look

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