Earlier in the month I bought these light up candles from Dollar Tree and knew right away that the two front window sills of my house would be the perfect place for them. But I also knew that the plain white, individual candles weren’t going to be enough. After realizing that the bottom part came off and the batteries loaded from the top, it came to me. I could glue these into a block and make it A LOT cooler looking. But how did I want to decorate the blocks of wood? Well with one of my favorite things of course! Geometric color blocking! Now I am here to tell you wonderful people how to make these simple window decorations for your home too. Here is what you will need.
- 4×4 Wood Post (cut into 2, 12in pieces)
- Electric Drill & Spade Bit
- Acrylic Paint (I used black, orange, yellow, and gold)
- Paint Brush
- Masking Tape
- 6 Dollar Tree Candles
- Hot Glue Gun
- Black Spray Paint
- Small Plastic Spiders
I had my handy bf cut the post down and drill 3 evenly spaced, 1in deep holes on on side of the post. You may also want to do a quick sanding of all the sides and wipe them clean before starting. Tape off parts of the post with the masking tape, creating an assymetrical, color blocked design. Using your acrylic paint and brush, paint in the sections you created with the different colors you’ve chosen. I chose to leave a good amount of wood still showing, but you could cover more with color blocks if you’d like.
While that dries, use you’re masking tape again to tape over the flame part of your candle to get them ready for spray painting. Then take them outside and put a coat on one side of the candles. Come back after 10 minutes or so and rotate them to unpainted side up, and spray paint that side. I would have used black for this, but I had oil rubbed bronze on hand already so that’s what I used. I do like how the subtle shimmer in the color makes the fake drips stand out more though.
Once your candles and blocks are dry, remove al if your masking tape. Then run a bit of hot glue around the inside of the first hole on one of your blocks and stick your candlestick inside. Repeat until all of your candlesticks are glued in. Then hot glue on however many spiders you would like on the front and top of your blocks. And that’s it! All that’s left to do is load some AA batteries into the top of each candle and enjoy these beauties flickering in your window!