The other day while I was browsing some gorgeous wooden candlesticks online, I remembered something and had the idea to create my own version.
Why spend $100 on candlesticks when you can create your own for a fraction of the cost?
It’s not every day that you stand between the aisles at a thrift store and your gears start turning in the most brilliant way.
Gears for a possible DIY project, that is. My husband thought I was nuts when I told him what I had in mind with the objects in my hand. 😉
I knew it could be awesome though, and since this month’s project was a DIY Designer Knockoff Challenge, I’m so excited to share this with you today!
Wayfair-Inspired DIY Wooden Candlesticks
I love Wayfair!
It’s like the Amazon of home decor – so many selections with reasonable prices. For the most part.
I’m not about getting something because it’s expensive or cheap, I’m about getting something because I love it.
However, the less expensive, the better of course.
And that is my goal here, to help you save money so you can make your own DIY wooden candlesticks for $10 instead of buying them for $100.
Will they look exactly as “official?” Maybe not. But you get to take pride in creating your own work and displaying it in your home.
I took inspiration from this image and went with it.
So what were these “objects” in my hands at the thrift store that brought this all to life?
Wooden salt and pepper shakers.
That’s right! I’m almost laughing just writing this, at how my brain even came up with this.
For once I didn’t need to use Pinterest or Instagram for ideas. (Miracles still happen folks!)
- Wooden salt and pepper shaker set
- Handsaw (Can also use a reciprocating saw if you own one)
- Bath & Body candle lid
- Silicone adhesive sealant (Gorilla glue/Super glue may work too).
- Rustoleum spray paint, color of your preference
- 150 grit sandpaper
Wooden Candlestick DIY Tutorial:
- Unscrew the “lid” of one of the shakers.
NOTE: We could only do this for one of the shakers, the other shaker was a solid piece, which is why we removed the rounded top using a handsaw – see diagram further below for reference.
2. Remove metal rod from the center of the shaker using a plier.
3. Glue on Bath & Body candle lid (any circular lid really) using adhesive sealant. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
4. Spray paint the pieces.
5. Once dry, sand near the edges and wood grooves for a shabby look.
Maybe you’ll be lucky and get to unscrew both of your lids, but if not, here is another diagram to help you visualize what to do if one is a solid piece:
When I saw the set and got the idea at the thrift store, I had no idea if it would actually work.
Sometimes it’s risky buying something with the intent of a DIY, but it so paid off here.
I love the way it all came together! Not only does it look great, I saved myself a lot of money in the process.
Don’t feel like doing any DIY right now? Save this project for later!
Now it’s time to check out all the other fabulous DIY Knockoff Challenges my fellow bloggers have come up with!
Click on the links below and check out their amazing tutorials – you won’t be disappointed!
Anthropologie Hanging Planter DIY Remake – Never Skip Brunch
DIY Marbled Pots – The DIY Nuts
Knockoff Pottery Barn Floating Shelves – Mama Dares to DIY
DIY Faux Marble Table Lamp Makeover – Joyful Derivatives
Garden Screen Trellis – Kippi At Home
West Elm-Inspired DIY Wall Clock – Life’s AHmazing!
Knockoff Pottery Barn Napkin Rings – Southern Yankee DIY
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed these amazing projects and found inspiration for your own home!
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