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DIY Painted Candleholders & Centerpiece Idea

By: Sherrie Ragsdale

Create this simple, elegant candleholder centerpiece featuring wooden beads painted with FolkArt Acrylics.

At a Glance:

Project #15314 Skill Level: Advanced Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Navy Blue, 8 oz. - 877

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Basecoating Set, 2 pc. - 50557

Number Needed: 1 $7.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • 2 ½” Wooden round knob
  • 4” Wooden ball
  • 1” Paddle drill bit
  • Drill
  • Quick-release clamps
  • Belt sander
  • 1” Wooden beads
  • Jute
  • Scissors


Painted Candleholders

  1. Place knob on work table. Open clamp and place it around the knob close to the edge of the table. Allow clamp to rest on the table while tightening. Take the second clamp and brace the first clamp to the table while it is still holding the knob. Make sure all clamps are very tight.
  2. Find the center of the ball and drill a hole 1” down into the knob.
  3. For the larger candle holder sand down one side of the ball to make a 2” flat area for the candle holder to sit. On the direct opposite side sand down another 3” flat area for the candle to sit.
  4. Basecoat all candle holders Navy Blue.

Painted Centerpiece

  1. Paints beads Navy Blue.  Leave some of the beads unpainted.
  2. String beads together with jute. 
  3. Secure ends with knots

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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