CHIPPY BURLAP CANDLESTICK DIY-An great pair of candlesticks made from easy to access

Do you love candles? I sure do… and candlesticks too. I’m always on the lookout for amazing holders to put my candles in. Ones that will work with my decor and have a little bit of that WOW factor! I found a pair of little chippy pillars not long ago and thought they would make the best base for a pair of candlesticks. When creating a recent Transitional Vignette for my living room I used the pillars to make a pair of one-of-a-kind candlesticks with a little burlap element. This was such an easy project and I’m excited to share with you!


The nice thing about these candlesticks is that I can easily pop off the burlap part of it and replace it with something else if choose. I love options!!!

Let’s get started:


1. YES, that’s a tuna can! The burlap covered candle holder is made from a tuna can. Wash and dry it out. You will need 2 to make a pair.

2. Chippy pillars. I got mine from Luckett’s Spring Market, but I’ve seen lots of them at Restore Stores and reclaimed salvage places too. You could also use spindles grouped together or an big spool that twine or ribbon comes on. Think creatively!

Or just do without the pillar and make the rest of the candlestick. The burlap candle holder would look great on it’s own!

3. Spray paint the tuna can with a flat black paint. And cover it with burlap. I have a roll of burlap ribbon that was just about the perfect size. You could cut burlap right from the bolt to use. Hot glue it to the tuna can.

Or you could use another decorative fabric. Be creative!!!


4. Choose a ribbon or cording to finish the top and bottom of the can. I used a braided burlap twine that I found at a local shop. Hot glue it into place.

Wouldn’t a brown velvet look awesome too?

5. Hot glue the candle holder on to the base of the candlestick.

This is such an easy-peasy project that is so inexpensive! It will give your decor some great texture and a little bit of trendy appeal!

CHIPPY BURLAP CANDLESTICK DIY-chippy white and burlap candlesticks in a vignette-home

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EASYCHIPPY BURLAP CANDLESTICK DIY-A great pair of candlestick to make with a trendy touch of burlap!

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  1. They are lovely! You come up with such wonderful ideas! I love earthy, natural looking things and these fit the bill perfectly.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I am still obsessed with them, have looked high and low for the pillars….still looking. I have the perfect place, and haven’t found anything else I liked. I figured out the tuna can, which is so clever….now just need the pillars. thank you. I love your style, all of it. Every single thing.
    I am putting some of those wings above my bed.

  3. GwenCondit says:

    I giggle. I sound like the nosy neighbor. Ah yes. I noticed your new candlesticks the other day. And did not think I’d seen them before. Drama voice nose in air white glove sipping tea from your fine china. Giggles.
    But isn’t it something that you did not –well I do not recall you pointing these out–yet they were quite striking on your vignette. I like the brown velvet idea for late fall too. Oh I do like the idea a “tona” too much!!!

  4. I am kinda obsessed with burlap. I am drawn to burlap anything and I love your candle holders. I am going to add some to my kitchen table vignette ASAP. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Michelle from

  5. Erica Thomas says:

    Love this idea great for my new look in my living room can’t wait to add some fall decor to them too thanks again for this great idea!

  6. Cute and clever! I love the brown velvet for fall idea. And they would look cute with out the pillars.
    Have a great day.

  7. Bernadette says:

    I will be making these for my new fall decor! Thanks Yvonne!!

  8. Nancy Ashley says:

    I can’t wait to see what is next! You have some of the most amazing things to inspire!

  9. Dianne Lanier says:

    What a great idea!

  10. This is still one of my favorite vignettes you’ve shown!!

  11. Norma Rolader says:

    Love this vignette!!! Oh what great idea, I would have never thought of tuna can!!!! I have old wood I guess they are bobbins in a couple different sizes tall to short. I think I will use them even though they have large base top and bottom I still think a tuna can and burlap would be great!! What do you think? Thank you and God bless

  12. The love of my life (lost to brain cancer in 2012) worked in Leesburg and lived right across the highway from Luckett’s General Store. OH! How I loved walking across the road and spending hours wandering the floors of this historic general store, now housing the BEST of antiques, modern country decorating and accessories. The fair, outside in the field (moved this year to Berryville), the vendors and OH … the ideas! My favorite place. I’ve been back several times to capture the memories, the moment, and the bargains. So delighted, Yvonne, you have found my secret gem!