{peppermint striped candlesticks}


Can you believe it is the 10th of December! Yikes, how did that happen?? Well, we're back with another amazing Blog Hop. Peppermint is definitely the flavor of the season and it is also our theme for the month. and since I'm a tad bit obsessed with all things peppermint, I was thrilled for this month! I made some darling Peppermint Striped Candlesticks, and I can't wait to share them with you!

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We've got lots of peppermint flavored treats to share with you as well as some darling peppermint inspired crafts! Be sure and visit all the blogs to check out the details on their peppermint project. We'd love for you to pin the collage below, check out my (project) and then go see all of the other fabulous projects created by some of my blogger friends too. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!!

Peppermint Collage

Your Homebased Mom sharing Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

Lolly Jane sharing Striped Peppermint Wreath

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke sharing Peppermint Brownie Bites

Little Miss Momma sharing Christmas Hot Chocolate

Or So She Says sharing Peppermint Creme Brulee

Simply Kierste sharing Peppermint Striped Candlesticks

Six Sisters Stuff sharing Peppermint Fudge

Eighteen25 sharing Peppermint Santa 'Staches

30 Handmade Days sharing Frozen Peppermint Pie

Landee Lu sharing Andes Peppermint Crunch Cookies



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I really love the striped and polka dot pumpkins I made this fall, and I thought the stripes would be perfect for the peppermint theme, and to add to my Christmas decor.  I was right! I'm in LOVE with the red & white peppermint stripes!

I made a set of three--a stripe, a plain white, and a plain red. I also made them into candlesticks, by drilling a space for tea lights.  I love how quick and easy these are to make--they were done in an afternoon, and that includes drying time!


-4x4 post, cut into 3 pieces, 10 inches, 8 inches & 6 inches (or other desired sizes)

-Frog Tape

-Spray Paint


-Drill and 1 1/2 inch spade bit



I used the same technique to make the stripes as I did with the pumpkins!

For the plain pumpkins, I like having the colors layered, so I painted the white post red first, then white, so when I sanded and distressed it, it would be white with red peeking through. I did the opposite for the red post.  I also painted the entire striped post red first, then added the tape for the stripes and painted white on top.  After the paint was dry, I used a sander to distress each piece.

I used a 1 1/2 inch spade bit (you can get them for as low as $6 as Home Depot) on my drill to create the opening for the tea lights.

I have these on my kitchen table and LOVE them!  They would be darling for party centerpieces, and can be used indoors safely if you use battery operated tea lights.  They would also look cute on a mantel, entry table, window ledge, and probably anyplace.  ☺ I'm crazy about stripes, admittedly!!!

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Simply Kierste
Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and most of her posts revolve around making her home a beautiful, organized, and fun place to be. When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.
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  1. These are so cute and clever! Pinning!

  2. Totally in love with these!! Pinned and shared on Facebook!

  3. Seriously the cutest, girl!! Love these!

  4. I absolutely LOVE these Kierste. They are adorable!!

  5. Cute, cute, CUTE!!!

  6. These are awesome, Kierste! I love it. Pinned!

  7. Hi Kierste,these are really the BomB!! so cute I love your work all ways amazing….Thank Merry Christmas….

  8. Such a great idea, I absolutely love these!

  9. Super cute!! I’m in love with the stripes!

  10. These are super cute, thanks for sharing your fun idea!

  11. Love these…adorable!!!!
    making them… might make one set with chevrons… hmmm

  12. These are really cute. What kind of spray paint did you use and how did you distress them? Could you use acrylic paint? Can you do the distressing with sand paper or do you need a power sander? Did you put some kind of finish on them after all was done?

    • simply {kierste} says:

      Thank you! I used Krylon’s Cherry Red spray paint, and Rustoleum’s white spray paint. I used a power sander to distress them, which is infinitely easier and faster, but you could definitely use sandpaper. I would use a medium grit. I didn’t use any kind of finish, because they don’t get any wear or tear. Good luck!!! xo

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