Monday, April 23, 2012

DIY Wood Candle Sconces

The thing I LOVE most about blogging is that I get to see all the absolutely creative and amazing projects that all you fabulous folks come up with! I first saw these "Industrial Chic Sconces" on Shanty 2 Chic's blog (also on Pinterest) and knew I needed to make some of my own! So thanks for the inspiration! Click here for their awesome tutorial!

Here's how mine turned out!

I followed their tutorial basically to a "T", but here is what you'll need! I think my candles may be a bit large so I may switch them out later.

-2 jars or vases - purchased mine at Walmart for $1.50 each
-2 candles - purchased mine at Joanns on sale for $6.00
-2 hose clamps - each $1.50 at Home Depot
-2 boards - these I had on hand from previous project so didn't cost me anything (you can get your boards at any lumber store for really cheap .. Mine was an 8" board by 4 or 6 feet and was under $5.00 originally)
-Something to hang your boards up with - got mine from Home Depot for under $2.00 for several
-Stain or spray paint - I had my metallic spray on hand and to get the light silvery look, I just sprayed several light layers, and used a paper towel to just wipe it quickly and gently after each spray. I wanted to keep the wood look and not totally cover in silver!

So these two sconces cost me barely over $10.00! What a great deal!

I'm showcasing them above my mantle on each side of the TV! Love how they turned out! :)

By the way, here is Shanty-2-Chic's Original!

Industrial Chic Sconce, created by

I'll be entering mine here!

Thanks for sharing! 


I'll be sharing these sconces here!


  1. OMGoodness! I followed your link over from Our Delightful Home, and these are adorable. I'm thinking mason jars and tea lights for outside on my patio now! :)
    Chrissy Jordan

  2. wow! Those look like something you would pay big bucks for at West Elm! Nicely done Jessie! I like how you left the wood grain showing ♥

  3. They look so pretty around the tv. My favorite thing about blogging is definitely the inspiration I get from others. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea!!!
    I am here from Cheri's linky friends blog hop.
    I'm a new follower :) I'd love for you to follow me back :)
    Have a blessed day!!

  5. OMG!!! These are absolutely beautiful!!! I would love for you to come and link your project up at my party - Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

  6. Hi,

    I followed you over from Whimsy Wednesday Link Party. These are beautiful! What great Mother's Day gifts they would make. Just in time.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at

    Have a great day,

  7. So pretty. GREAT JOB!!!

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  8. Jessie I love it! The color you chose for the background is just perfect! Thanks for sharing this week!

    Take care,


  9. Those are so fun! They look so good up on your wall! Such a great idea to make them yourself! Good job. Thanks for entering this as well in the Project Pinterest Challenge!

  10. Those candle wall sconces are awesome! Great job and thanks for sharing your journey in creating them. I think I am going to have to roll up my sleeves and take a shot at creating a pair of my own. =)


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