diy dip dyed candlesticks

April 1, 2014


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

29 comments on “diy dip dyed candlesticks

  1. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    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!

  2. Joanna @ thenestbook

    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

    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!

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