diy dip dyed candlesticks

diy dip dyed candlesticks | almost makes perfect

i’ve got wedding on the brain so i’ve been brainstorming easy little projects that could work for it. i definitely want to incorporate a bunch of wood and watercolor elements — so here we are. it takes about 15 mins hands on to make these, and you’ll be happy you did — they add so much to the table. passover and easter are coming up soon, you’re welcome!

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whittling kit (available at any craft store)
drill & drill paddle bit in whatever size you’d like. we tried a few but i liked the snug fit of the 3/4″
dye (i used a combo of teal & royal blue)

dip dyed candle sticks how to

01. measure the center of your wood blocks and drill about an inch and a half down. we clamped ours to the door. sand the edges.

02. fill a non-food pan or bucket with warm water and your dye, and stir. i heavily saturated mine because i didn’t want to wait for very long. you can also add way less dye and have them marinade longer. i also decided i wanted the tallest block to have a higher dye, so i poured the remainder of dye into an empty tea can and dyed the tall one for about 7 more minutes. if you plan to do this too, think ahead unlike me and don’t dye it twice. i wasn’t planning on the dark ombre line.

03. take them out when you’re happy with them, let dry for a day.

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and that’s it. these would also be super fun in an array of colors, which if i do them for the wedding — i will most likely try some peaches and greys too.

diy dip dyed candlesticks

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  1. I just love how simple and beautiful these are! And those are some of my favorite colors…will have to try this out! 🙂

  2. These are gorgeous! And l actually like the dark ombre line on the tall one! I guess that means plan on not planning ahead when I dye my tall one 😉
    Beautiful work as always, Molly!

  3. Wow! These are beautiful! I love the saturated color.

  4. Joanna @ thenestbook says:

    Just found your blog… I love all of your DIYs!! Such great ideas! And these candlesticks are now at the top of my list to try out!

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  6. Christine says:

    Love this! One question… was thinking about making these to add to my wedding reception tables. Do you think they are sturdy enough for such a use? It is hard to tell how top heavy they might be, and I probably don’t want to start a bonfire at my party 🙂

    Thank you!

  7. Love them! I made similar, but shorter ones for my wedding, but I’m finding they could potentially tip over with the small base and the tall candles. Do you have any tricks for keeping them steady so they’re not a hazard?

    I’ve considered a few things:
    -glue onto a marble tile or gold square, etc… something that would look nice but provide a wider, heavier base
    -Drill into the bottom With a super wide drill bit …one of those ones that make big circles and fill with concrete…. I don’t know if mine have enough volume to do this in a way that would make a difference, if the base is still quite narrow.

    Any tips?