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painted and glittered tapers


For an easy and pretty holiday centerpiece you only need to grab a pack of taper candles, a couple jars of acrylic paint and some rubbing alcohol. I shared this quick tutorial last week on Project Wedding to make your own painted and glittered candles. The tapers would fit in perfectly at any celebration table this month. Something about candle light makes every dinner feel more cozy, don’t you think?

Happy November…

PS. A few other recent wedding projects hot cocoa favors, a heart embroidered runner and cute confetti hearts.



  • Natalie Stern
    November 1, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Having grown up with candles on our Christmas tree, I love candles around the holidays. I am always having trouble finding the exact colors, though, that match my design. I think your project idea might fix that this year. Thanks for the tips.

  • Giulia
    November 1, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Lovely! Love the polka dot ones…is there an issue with the flames getting to the paint?

  • Missy
    November 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Please bring for thanksgiving

  • Liz
    November 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

    These are so pretty! I love that you can easily make these yourself. Thanks for this great DIY idea!

  • Julie
    November 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    These are so cute…very crafty and I love the polka dots…you could do triangles too;)

  • kat jackson
    November 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    love how rustic yet modern these came out!

  • Rebecca - A Daily Something
    November 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Oh you have the best DIYs in the WORLD. Why didnt IIII think of these??? ;)

    • Victoria
      November 2, 2011 at 6:08 am

      Rebecca, thanks:) You are the sweetest!

  • sherri @ the life of a wife
    November 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Now this is something I can do! Candlelight does transform the atmosphere completely!

  • Andrea @ Strawberry-Chic
    November 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Very clever, I never would have thought to pant candles! Excited to try this though, we just inherited some pretty awesome Norwegian candle sticks from my husbands grandparents!

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  • bianca
    November 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Oooh, I love glitter but the hubs LOATHES it. He has pretty much forbade me to use it. Ever.
    :( But I guess it could be worse!

  • Brett Bralley
    November 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I never would have thought to paint candles or douse them in glitter. Great inspiration. Love this idea!


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