DIY Candle Holders Pottery Barn Dupe

Save money by duping these Pottery Barn decor pieces! Super simple to do with these epic, look-for-less DIY candle holders.

Love the Look – Not the Price

Do you love the look of Pottery Barn, but not the prices? If so, you’re not alone – and you’re also in luck. You don’t have to break the bank to get cozy, rustic vibes in your home. You see, there’s an easy way to make it happen on a budget.

Let me show you how to DIY dupe these Pottery Barn candle holders for a whole lot less than the price that they are asking. You’ll learn how to turn an every day thrift find into extraordinary table top decor that will give your home those dreamy, rustic vibes you’ve always wanted. Let’s get started!

Supplies You Will Need To Make DIY Candle Holders

  • Thrifted casserole dishes with handles
  • Chalk or acrylic paint
  • Baking soda
  • Stippling brush
  • Glass vase
  • Battery operated candle
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How to Make Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Candle Holders

The find…

I spotted these candle holders while doing a little “window shopping” on line. Pottery Barn had these stunning candle holders that were an interesting mixture of modern and rustic. They were fabulous… their price tag… not so much.

At $42 for the small and $126 for the large ones there was no way I was paying those prices and neither should you.

To start…

As soon as I saw these Pottery Barn candle holders I knew exactly what was needed to dupe them. All it would need is a quick trip to the thrift store. There I was able to find several casserole dishes with handles on the side. These would work perfectly. They just needed their tags removed and a quick wash.

The paint…

To recreate these Pottery Barn DIY candle holders you are going to need to mix the chalk paint with some baking soda. I don’t have the exact measurements for this. It will really depend on the size of your casserole dishes and the number of DIY candle holders that you want to make.

You basically want to mix enough of the the chalk paint and the baking soda together to make a concoction that looks like slightly melting soft serve ice cream.

The application…

Now, using a stencil brush for maximum texture, you want to pounce the paint mixture onto the casserole dishes. If you happen to have one with raised handles that are separate from rest of the dish (like the smallest one shown) you will want to use a flatter paint brush to get into the tight space but make sure that you are working in texture there too by lifting the paint up with the brush. Let dry overnight.

PRO TIP: To store your paint mixture over night or even for several days, pop the cup of paint into a ziplock bag and seal it tight. This will keep everything wet and ready to go next time.

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Finishing touch…

Once the baking soda painted casserole dish has had enough time to dry completely, it’s time to add a bit more texture and cover up any bare spots. Once again, using your stencil brush and more of the baking soda paint mixture add any amount needed to completely cover the casserole dish.

Add a little light…

Insert a class vase or candle holder. Choose one that will fit just perfectly into the inside of the casserole dish. You want it to look like it was always meant to be there.

Add a battery operated candle and…


It’s as simple as that! Isn’t it amazing what a little bit of imagination and a big bit of paint can do? I am simply in love with these DIY candle holders and I think they look exactly like the ones that Pottery Barn is selling. But you tell me… how do you think they turned out?

Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On DIY Candle Holders

Making your own Candle Holder is a sure-fire way to spruce up your home decor. With just a few basic supplies, a little time and a touch of creativity, you can create your own Pottery Barn-ish masterpiece.

Whether you’re looking for a way to beauty your space or just want to get your DIY on, recreating these candle holders are the ideal solution. Cheap, easy, and yet Oh! so high end.
So, don’t let your dreams of decorating with designer pieces pass ya bye. Go ahead and give this a try! Your wallet and your home will thank you.

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