DIY: Bling Your Candle With Thumbtacks

So, have you all recovered from last night? It is a new day, new month and holiday to prepare for so go get your morning coffee and get ready for another DIY.

This is a blink-and-you’ll-miss type of DIY.

DIY Thumbtack Candles By Turnstyle Vogue

Ten minutes start to finish.

Get yourself a candle, cookie cutters and thumbtacks.

Candles with Thumbtack Embellishments

Using your cookie cutter, press and score the design into the candle.

Simple is best when it comes to the shape.  Too many corners and curves are hard to maneuver with full-sized tacks.

.Candle With Thumbtack Embellishments (3)

Start placing your tacks on the outline of your shape.  Once you are comfortable with how you are placing them, push them all the way in.

Candle With Thumbtack Embellishments (2)

Once you’ve done the outline, fill in the shape completely – overlapping tacks as you go to create dimension.

Candle With Thumbtack Embellishments (4)

Then enjoy!

Candle With Thumbtack Embellishments (5)

You can use small decorative pins or upholstery tacks for a different look – but the concept is the same.  

I’m thinking a Christmas tree or stocking with silver tacks…or a simple monogram of each guest, placed at each place setting on the holiday dinner table Smile

Be inspired,


Linking to:


Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
Get Your Craft On – Today’s Creative Blog
Metamorphosis Monday
Home Stories A To Z
Thrifty Decor Chick – First Monday of Every Month

TDC Before and After


Tip Junkie handmade projects

DIY By Design
Project Queen
Tip Junkie
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
House of Grace – Twice Owned Tuesday
A Stroll Through Life
Primitive and Proper
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Restore Interiors
domestically speaking: power of paint party
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
house of hepworths 
36th avenue



Southern Hospitality – Thrifty Treasures
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Freckled Laundry
Tater Tots and Jello
stuff and nonsense


Funky Junk Interiors
The DIY Showoff
Be Different Act Normal

Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
Under The Table And Dreaming
Simply Klassic Home

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  1. Great idea, you are so creative!
    ps. I’m having candy for breakfast ;)

  2. What a cute ida Shari! Thanx for sharing it with us at THT.

  3. Love this idea! So cute and easy. Pinning it.

  4. Sweet and simple!
    Homa Style is having a Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party.
    Your candles would be perfect as a holiday gift idea. Please join the link party at Homa Style.
    Here’s the link
    Hope to see you there!


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