Farmhouse Candle Holders

I upcylced two candle holders from a thrift store using homemade chalk paint to make these beautiful farmhouse candle holders!

Farmhouse Candle Holders

Last week I shared my thoughts on using a homemade chalk paint recipe that I found on Pinterest. So today I thought I would share with you exactly what I painted using that recipe.

I found these old candle holders at a thrift sale last year while shopping with my mom.

dirty thrift store candle holders

As you can see they were rather dirty, but luckily they didn’t have any candle wax stuck to them anywhere. I cleaned them up a bit with a vinegar and water solution and they looked good as new.

clean thrift store candle holders

Farmhouse Candle Holders

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After the candle holders were all clean and dry I started painting them with the homemade chalk paint.

painting the farmhouse candle sticks
one coat of paint

The picture above shows the candle holders after one coat of paint. I gave them both two coats of paint, letting them dry a while in between coats. It didn’t take them very long to dry at all, which was a plus.

Mason jar lids were used for the tops of the candle holders. I wanted to use bigger candles instead of taper candles for this project. Not to mention the holes for the candles to go in were so tiny that even the emergency taper candles from Dollar Tree wouldn’t fit inside and they are pretty tiny.

mason jar lids

I painted the mason jar lids with the homemade chalk paint as well.

Just a little word of advice: don’t do this! I had the hardest time painting mason jar lids with this chalk paint recipe. It took forever to dry and kept coming off. I almost gave up and spray painted them, but I really wanted to stick to the entire project being painted with the chalk paint.

painted mason jar lids

I attached the painted mason jar lids to the top of the candle holders with hot glue. After the glue was dry, I sanded over random spots on the lids and candle holders with sandpaper.

farmhouse candle holders with mason jar lids

While I’m not too thrilled with the chalk paint recipe, I did like how these farmhouse candle holders finally turned out.

farmhouse candle holder
farmhouse candle holders
farmhouse candle holders decorated

From further away they actually look pretty good. After a few days of sitting on my shelf, I started liking them more and the way they turned out.

Click here to see how I made the hymnal page candles!

What do you think of these farmhouse candle holders? Would you try the homemade chalk paint recipe on thrift store finds?

Looking for more thrifty DIY’s? I recommend these:
Kirkland’s Knockoff Chipped Candle Holder
Hanging Sachet – No Sew
Grapevine Wreath for Spring
Can’t Touch This Cactus Flower Pot
Upcycled Mailbox Planter
Farmhouse Mason Jar Vase
Farmhouse Window

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farmhouse candle holders
Farmhouse candle holders

Thank you for sharing!
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65 thoughts on “Farmhouse Candle Holders”

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad I stuck with using the chalk paint throughout because I was surprised at how well they looked afterward. πŸ™‚

  1. Love the candle holders, they look so beautiful, but I don’t think I will try this. I’m waiting to see how you did the candles. stay well <3

  2. Ok, you know me Michelle…I’ve got to say how adorable your four legged kiddo is in that window! πŸ˜€ What a cutie pie! Is that Amber?

    I really love how these candle holders turned out! I can’t believe you took those old, outdated and darkly stained pieces and turned them into this beauty. You love showing off, don’t you? πŸ˜€

    In all seriousness, I love your projects. They always turn out perfectly. Is that an old hymnal page you used for the book page? I love it!

    By the way, LOVE that “You are altogether beautiful” picture too. How cute! β™₯

    1. I thought of you when I took that picture! Yes, that’s Amber. She’s always in a window somewhere if they’re open. Oatmeal never gets in the windows. I have no idea why. πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much! haha! I don’t know about showing off. πŸ˜‰
      It is from an old hymnal! You figured it out! My mom gave me hers that we used to play church with when we were little. haha!!
      I bought that pig picture a couple of years ago from a craft sale. I walked past it a few times, but I ended up leaving with it. I just love it!! Thank you!!

  3. Well done for persevering. The end result does look good. I’m not sure if I would have the patience to make my own paint and then do a DIY like that!!! I’m more a paper and glue gal πŸ˜‚ Xx

    1. Thank you! I’m glad I stuck with it, but honestly I’ll probably never make that recipe again. lol! πŸ˜€ I love your paper projects!!

  4. I love wood, but unfortunately some wood isn’t nice looking. Your wooden candle holders look great painted. I never would have thought of painting lids to go on top. Very creative. Pinned

  5. These are adorbale Michelle! I love how creative you are. I need a little DIY project for this weekend, I might have a go myself! xxx

  6. Michelle, I love the way your candle holders turned out. Creative use of mason jar lids, I will have to remember that. I will be interested in seeing how you made the DIY book page candles. Wishing you a lovely Thursday!

  7. Love these, and how you made them look distressed! I absolutely love those book page candles too – can’t wait to read about them!

      1. I have made candleholders from wooden table legs of various heights. To hold the candle I used a small terra cotta plant base (the thing that catches the water). Love the results!

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