It’s fair to say this DIY, from our Spring Style Tribe shoot, has to be one of my favourites to date.  Who’d have thought a few candles and a can of spray paint could make something so pretty – and effective!  The ombre trend may have been around a while, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon, and metallics are red hot for 2015 (especially warm coppers thanks to Pantone’s colour of the year, Marsala!) although you could use any colour you like to create the same effect!


DIY Ombre Metallic Candles (1)
  • Candles of your choice. I used tapered dinner candles, but anything goes!
  • Metallic spray paint from any good DIY store or art shop (we used Antique Gold and Copper)
  • Candle holders (ours are from a selection at H&M Home)


DIY Ombre Metallic Candles (2)First protect the area where you are going to paint – it goes everywhere! I find spraying inside a box helps contain the mess.

Holding the candle at the wick end, carefully spray from the centre of the candle down to the base in one smooth motion.

Repeat this while turning the candle to get the desired effect.

Immediately stand the candles upright in a secure container (old candlesticks you don’t mind getting paint on are perfect). This means any excess paint drips down and won’t ruin your hard work.

DIY Ombre Metallic Candles (9)Once they are dry, display in your chosen candle holders and admire the results!

These would be a great way to add a luxe DIY touch to your wedding or party – or even a touch of glamour to your dining table, lounge or office!

Why not share your efforts with us on Twitter?

You can see more images from this shoot & a full supplier list in our Spring Style Tribe feature.

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After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.


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