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!
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!
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!