I am obsessed with the Pottery Barn catalog. Gorgeous items and staging on page after page. But once I circle all that I would like to buy from the catalog, I usually find my budget thinks differently. That is why I try to knock off Pottery Barn originals for a fraction of the price. Today I actually have two knock offs for you — candles and candle holders. Ready to learn how to make both of these with items from Consumer Crafts?
The Pottery Barn beaded birch pillar candles are $9.99 right now for a 6 inch pillar. The gold candle to make the Crafts Unleashed version is only $5.97. You will also need a portion of the other supplies listed below however these supplies will make a bunch of candles!
Supplies needed to create your own Pottery Barn Knock Off Candles:
- 6 inch Gold Pillar (also available in 8 inch and 2.5 inch)
- Mod Podge
- No Hole Glass Beads
- White Craft Paint
Now for the candle holders. My versions are 10 and 12 inches high. The 10 inch Pottery Barn version is $34 each. For under $15 from Consumer Crafts, I had enough materials to make BOTH of my candle holders. You will need:
- Wood Candlestick 6 3/4″
- Wood Candlestick 9″
- Candle Lamp 1 7/8″ (need 2)
- Wood Plaque 5″ (need 4)
- Krylon Dual Black Spray Paint
They are actually a little domed at the top so I just lit them for a while to get the center to be sunk in. I then painted on two coats of white paint leaving areas unpainted as shown below. NOTE: The picture below is after only one coat of paint. This does not have to be perfect. Leave random areas unpainted. Don’t fret over making it perfect.
Just repeat until your candles are completely covered in beads. Set them aside to dry. I just want to show y’all the plate below. It is the remainder of one package of beads after my candles were complete. Seriously there are plenty of beads in one package to cover several candles.
Now let’s make the candle holders. These are so simple y’all might laugh. I gathered up my wood supplies from Consumer Crafts (complete list above). I just played with fitting the pieces together dry until I had the look I wanted. You will note that I have two 6 3/4″ candlesticks below but I only used one of them. Really it is trial and error that made the final product.
I just glued the pieces together using E-6000 and allowed them to dry. I spray painted mine black using Krylon Dual in black (it is paint and primer in one). Both the E-6000 and the Krylon will go a long way and make many candle holders.
I set up both the candle holders and candles for display in my family room. I love how both projects turned out. I hope you will give these a try for yourself. Especially if you love the Pottery Barn look but not the Pottery Barn price.
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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.