DIY Easter Inspired Candles + Easter Table Decor

5 Materials
15 Minutes

I don't usually decorate for the Easter holiday, but I was feeling an itch to come up with some super affordable and cute Easter decor for my table this year. I decided to use these chippy vintage salvage porch posts I had on hand. I knew they'd make the perfect wood candlesticks, and I could give them a twist with some Easter decor.

Easter Candle Stick MaterialsWood Salvage

Egg Shells




Step One - Cut Your Wood Salvage

I started by cutting my wood porch posts down into various sizes. I didn't measure this out, because I didn't want them all the same height. They were a raw wood with a very faint white chippy paint left on them. I just cut one porch post into four different candle sticks. I used my Dewalt Miter saw to cut them down. This is such an easy tool to use that any beginner can use it!

Step Two - Dry Brush With Paint

I wanted to add some color to these candle sticks, so I opted for a dry brush technique using Fusion Mineral Paint's Bayberry. It is a beautiful, warm sage green color. When dry brushing, you just barely put paint on your brush, and I use a paper towel to blot off any excess. You really don't want much paint at all. It just adds a very light sage hue to the candlesticks, but still let's the reclaimed wood shine.

Step Three - Glue Moss Onto Your Candlesticks

If you really want to save money on this step, go outside and collect some moss. I had spotted some behind the barn a few days prior, and knew that it was perfect for this project. I simply hot glued the moss around the edge of the top of the wood candlestick to create a sort of "nest". This is what will eventually be our little bunny nest that holds our pillar candle.

I really wanted this project to be completely free so I thought outside the box and tried to think of things I either already had or I could find out in nature.

Step Four - Add Egg Shells Into The Nest

I placed my candle on top of my candlestick before I started this step. I wanted to make sure I knew exactly where to place the finishing touches!

Now for the most important part of these Easter candlesticks..eggshells. I saved eggshells for our breakfast that morning, so again I reused something to finish this DIY. I suppose you could use faux eggs for this, but what's the fun in that?! I liked the fact that these were cracked open, and just glued them onto the edge of my nest to hold them in place. I did two on most of the candelsticks, but on one of them I only added one eggshell. I think the eggs add the perfect touch of Easter to this project!

After - Easter Candlesticks & A Styled Easter Table

Once I finished my candle sticks, it was time to style the table for Easter! I did this DIY complete free, so I opted to use things from around the house to style the table too. I chose green for my color palette this year. I'm a firm believer that you can use any color you want for any holiday, as long as you blend in something that makes sense for that holiday. Hence the eggshells. I had these beautiful speckled green enamelware that my husband and I had picked up from an antique store. We had never put it out, but it was perfect for the occasion. I set each chair with a complete place setting, and some vintage silverware too!

This is one of my favorite tables in the farmhouse to style! I used to have a plain white table here. I sold it on a whim one weekend on Facebook Marketplace, and purchased this one the next day for $10 less than I sold mine for! This one was the perfect vintage kitchen table for our breakfast nook, and it blends so well with all of my vintage table decor.

I opted to leave the red ticking stripe napkins I already had on the table. They worked fine with the green dishes, and to be honest I didn't feel like finding all my other napkins that are stored..somewhere. Ha!

Pro tip: To give your candles that melted, used look, light them for just a few minutes. I lit these just long enough to photograph them lit, and now they actually look like they are used candles. And for safety purposes, we obviously don't burn these often. They are more so just cut Easter decor! And when Easter is over, I can peel the moss and eggshells off of them, and reuse them for summer.

I paired the rest of my Easter table decor with a bit of copper cups and a copper tea kettle. Copper is always a good choice when styling a table. It just adds a bit of warmth. The copper mules were vintage and inherited when my Grandmother passed. She had quite the collection, and I love them to display them on my dining tables and island in the kitchen. I also somehow came into hundreds of pieces of silverware for free. So you'll often see I use that to add to my table decor and even used some in a sugar mold on this Easter table.

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