4×4 Post Striped & Polka Dot Candlesticks

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You probably all know by now how much I love polka dots and stripes. I’ve used them in lots of my projects, with two of my favorites being Peppermint Striped Candlesticks and Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins. I love them so much that I simply couldn’t resist making a set in brown & white for Thanksgiving table centerpieces.  They’re easy, adorable, and really inexpensive–three of my favorite things!

4x4 Post Striped & Polka Dot Candlesticks | simplykierste.com

SO SO cute! I use battery-operated tea lights, so they’re totally safe to use indoors, and they look so pretty all lit up. They’re perfect on the kitchen table, mantel, shelf, table, or anywhere!

I made them exactly like I did the Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins, so you can follow the directions there to make your own set.

The only difference is that I used a 1 1/2 inch spade bit (instead of the 1 inch), so that it would be big enough for a tea light. I used Rustoleum spray paint in flat white and satin espresso brown. Don’t be afraid to sand, sand, sand! You certainly don’t have to, but I think in this case, the heavy distressing lends them their charm. I use Frog Tape to make the stripes, and the 1.41 inch size works out perfectly on the 10-inch candlestick.  I just eyeball it–putting a strip of tape at the top, then leaving a space that same width, then other piece of tape, and so on until the bottom.

You can create the designs however you like–instead of polka dots, do one a solid brown, one a solid white, and the third one striped.  Or, any combination that you like best!

4x4 Post Striped & Polka Dot Candlesticks | simplykierste.com

They would also make darling gifts–perfect for a hostess, teachers, friends, neighbors, and more!  They’re also perfect for a girls’ craft night–go in on the 4×4 posts together and split the cost to make them even more budget-friendly.  Plus, it’s always more fun crafting with friends!

4x4 Post Striped & Polka Dot Candlesticks | simplykierste.com

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! 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.

6 thoughts on “4×4 Post Striped & Polka Dot Candlesticks

  1. You never cease to amaze me! What a great idea! I’ve made your Halloween posts and Christmas too, now I have a new reason to buy 4x4s!
    Thank you!!!

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