DIY Project: Textured “Clay” Candlesticks

I’m really excited to share this project and I’ll be brief, because it was so insanely simple that there isn’t much more to say. You’ve likely seen the baking soda and paint hack that can create a really cool, matte textured effect. I had a couple of paint samples from various projects around the house (and we always have baking soda in the pantry)… so I decided to give it a try!

Over the weekend, I thrifted two sets of basic, clear glass taper holders from Goodwill for a whopping $8. You could really do this project with any type of vessel – vases, planters, lamp bases, etc. I referenced this tutorial by The Beauty Revival, which recommended a ratio of one cup of paint to 1/4 c. of baking soda. The paint color is Poppyseed by Behr – I mixed them both together in a disposable bowl for easier cleanup and used a regular craft paintbrush that I had lying around to paint the candlesticks. It took two coats and some very minor touchups, and I am a huge fan of how they turned out.

I have a feeling that I’ll be utilizing this hack on a few more items in our home before it’s all said and done – there is some leftover terracotta paint from the wall arch I painted in our mudroom that’s just begging to be used! Are there any fun DIY projects you’ve tackled lately, or that you want to try? Let me know in the comments. Happy Hump Day and as always, so happy to have you here. xo



3 thoughts on “DIY Project: Textured “Clay” Candlesticks

  1. You gotta light those candles! Apparently it’s bad luck to have candles in your house that have not been lit… Idk, but why risk it when the house is already haunted?

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