Transform your plain candles into beautiful DIY brush stroke painted candles for easy tray decor.
When I’m looking for items to decorate a tray, I typically incorporate some sort of candles. Do you? How many of those candles are plain cream or white colored? I was tired of using the same plain pillar candles for my tray vignettes that I decided to give a few some character with gold paint. This tutorial is super easy to do and can be a last minute way to add a bit of glam and color to your space. These DIY brush stroke painted candles are perfect for entertaining, mantel decor, and can even be given as gifts!
DIY Brush Stroke Painted Candles
Start by dipping your brush into the gold paint and remove any excess (too much paint on your brush will cause drip marks on your candle). Lightly pass your brush over the candle in swift brush strokes. Alternate the direction of the brush strokes to create a scattered look. You can also get creative with the placement of your brush stroke design. I painted brush strokes on the top of one candle, the bottom of another, and then over the entire candle on a third candle.
I recommend using LED pillar candles for this project if you plan on using the DIY brush stroke candles more than once. That way the paint will never run from a hot candle or get distorted from the melting wax. These candles were made last winter and have proven to hold up to all my decorating changes.
The brush stroke design blends well with any other decor items you may have around them. These DIY painted candles are also great additions to a tray vignette. I used all three to create a simple fall vignette and I’m loving how the gold plays with the large urn. A few clippings of greenery and this tray vignette is ready for my coffee table.
The next time you’re decorating with candles, try giving them a little pizazz with paint! The DIY brush stroke candles are great additions to your decor all year long. Do you see yourself making a set of these painted candles?