DIY Candelabra + Gold Colorblocked Candles

DIY Candelabra

DIY Candelabra + Gold Colorblocked Candles

A DIY Candelabra makes the perfect centerpiece or focal point of any room! Add some funky color blocked candles to the mix and you have yourself a decor win! Since the holidays are quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to create your own DIY Candleabra for hardly any cash at all.

And, you’re in luck today! I’ve partnered with gals of the Create & Share challenge (hosted by Casa Watkins Living & Pocketful of Posies) to bring you 8 candle ideas that will blow you away… no pun intended!


  • 4 x 4 piece of wood, cut to size
  • Spade Bit (mine was a 7/8 inch which fit my candles well)
  • Candles
  • Waterbased Gold Paint (if painting the candles)
  • Paintbrush (if painting the candles)
  • Painters tape (if painting the candles)

To start, cut your wood to size. Based off of how many candles I had, I chose 13 inches. I placed a tick mark in the center of the wood at every even number. Then, I placed two marks offset every odd number. This allowed me to create the full effect you can see in the picture.

Next, I used a cordless drill and the spade bit to drill holes. It is important that you drill straight down but also go down deep enough for the candles to sit so that they do not tilt in one direction.

If you like the color blocked look like I do, then grab your painters tape, and tape in all different areas of the candle! I like the variety of this so that no candle looks identical to the candle next to it. I painted two generous coats of water based gold paint.


NOTE: As always, please use caution when painting candles with any type of paint. Always keep an eye on your candles when they are lit!

Once you’re all done, place in the center of your dining room table and serve with pasta and red wine!

Don’t forget to hop on over to the other Create & Share participants this month! I am loving all of these great ideas.

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