What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day?
A little romance, right? Chocolate, flowers, a nice candlelit dinner?
Well today, I can help you mark one thing off your list: the candlelit part that is.
The best part? That you can do it for only ten dollars!
First, you start with two candles from Dollar Tree. They don’t have to be these exactly, but you want a tall, skinny candle.
You also are going to want two large glass candle holders from Dollar Tree (I had a picture, but it accidentally got deleted). They also have them at Dollar General, but they are $3 there. Still a good deal, but why not save $4 if you can?
I taped a plastic sack around the clear candle holder so the bottom 3/4 was exposed.
I then used a light silver spray paint and painted on one coat, and another coat an hour later. I let that dry overnight.
The next day, I sprayed a darker silver spray paint halfway up the light silver. I didn’t tape it off this time since, I was afraid the tape might rip off the dried paint since it was glass. I just kind of eyeballed it.
Once that dried for a few hours I removed the tape.
Then I hot glued these clear candlesticks (also from Dollar Tree) onto the bottoms of the big candle holders.
The last step is to place the candles inside. You can glue them in, but I wanted to be able to replace them once they burned too low.
That’s all there is to it! Now you have the perfect mood lighting to dine with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day!
Linda Cassidy says
They look great, thanks for the inspiration. I am a decorating freak so every special day I like to deck out the house, this would be the perfect addition
Shanna these are gorgeous – what a great idea!
They turned out beautiful! I can’t believe you started with dollar store candles. Love them!!
Love this. They turned out great.
Nice work. Ombre is so “in” right now. Nice project! Best wishes, Linda at Crafts a la mode
Tammy Killough says
Shanna, I should have known you’d just outdo yourself! Those are so precious…I love ombre! How creative! Thanks so much for linking up and joining the challenge! ~Tammy
Barb @ the Everyday Home says
Simply brilliant. I LOVE that you did the ombre silver paint affect. What a great idea to use with any color to match any decor. Thx for joining in the 1st Great Dollar Store Challenge. I pinned it! Hope you join up next month, too. 🙂
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Oh my, Shanna! These are really gorgeous and look so pretty beside your mercury glass vase of flowers. I can see doing this for various seasons in different colors! Thanks for joining the party and I’m pinning away!
Shanna- I adore ombre and to see it in silver – an unexpected color is awesome.
Prudent Mummy says
This is so clever! And it looks expensive!
I love this idea and am going to the Dollar Store today to see if I can find something similar. I can think of many uses for these candleholders.
Your candle holders turned out great! No one would ever know that they were from the dollar store!!!
Thank so much Virginia!
These are so pretty! I’m intimidated by spray paint, but you make it seem easy and completely doable!
Thank you Abby! After all of this time, I’m still intimidated by it too! As long as you stay the recommended distance away from the piece you’re painting you will do fine. I get impatient and start getting too close so I can get it finished more quickly and that’s when it starts to run.
Very nice! I like the double glass candles and the shading of those colors.
Thank you Marti! Have a great weekend!
These are so cute! When it warms up some, I’m going to give this a try!! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Zenda! I’m beginning to wonder if it’s ever going to warm up!
I love these. So simple and looks great!
Thank you Sarah!
SO creative! They turned out beautiful!!
Thank you Trish!
The candle holders are so elegant! Simple, stunning, and perfect with the pink and white flowers. I’m stopping by from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner and would like to invite you to stop by and visit me at http://www.mamaslittletreasures.com for a bit more creative inspiration. Hope to connect with you again soon! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
Thank you Nina! I will have to stop by and visit!
Awesome craft! Beautifully done! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Thanks Kathy! Thanks for hosting!