Handpainted Flameless Christmas Candle {+ a Martha Stewart Crafts GIVEAWAY!!}

Recently, I was asked to create a Holiday project with items from the Martha Stewart’s Craft line from Plaid (sold exclusively at Michael’s). Just look at all those fabulous goodies!! L.O.V.E! Since these paints work on just about every medium possible, the only difficult part was deciding what to do! I’ve been into the flameless candles this year (SO much easier & safer with little hands around). So, I decided it would be fun to try to paint one–and I love the way it turned out! Once we have all our decorations out, I plan to place it near our nativity scene. I think the large star will be the perfect addition to the scene. And, it was SO easy to do. I foresee a few more painted flameless candles in my Christmas crafting future! :)


- Tall flameless candle

- Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Paint in Florentine Gold Glitter and Metallic Paint in Gold Metallic and Yellow Gold Metallic.

- Martha Stewart Crafts Stencils #37  (star stencil)

- Martha Stewart Crafts Detailing Brushes and Foam Pouncers. 


– Cut the star shape from the stencil sheet.

– Adhere the star stencil to the flameless candle. You could use tape or I chose to use the stencil adhesive (which did leave a little bit of sticky residue, FYI).

- Once the stencil is stuck down well, mix the paint together (I combined the two gold metallics with a bit of gold glitter paint). With the small foam pouncer, fill in the stencil. Then, using the detailing brushes, I handpainted the word, “JOY” (you could use stencils for that if you prefer).

- Once that is relatively dry, use a slightly larger foam pouncer to apply gold glitter paint (lightly) all over the candle. The added sparkle is fun, plus, it helps hide any imperfections from the stenciling & free-handing! I think it’s a nice, warm addition to our Christmas decor.

Would you like to work on a few projects with some of the Martha Stewart Crafts products?!

GIVEAWAY is now closed!

One lucky Mom Endeavors’ reader will win this Martha Stewart Crafts prize package containing the following items:Two packages of Holiday-themed stencils, letters & numbers stencil pack, 6 bottles of paints, 1 package of brushes, & 1 package of sponges.

The WINNER:Congrats, Ann-Kay! Have fun making that beach painting and anything else you create! Would love to see it! :)

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart’s Crafts and Plaid. I was provided with the Martha Stewart supplies shown above and compensated for this post, however, as always, all opinions & experiences are entirely my own. See full disclosure HERE.


  1. Kristie Behunin says:

    I think those candles would make great neighbor gifts.

  2. I have to pick what I want to make??? Oh man!!!

  3. oh i love that candle! maybe i’d paint one too for every holiday!

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  7. So cute! What a great idea!

    I’d love to do something by making my own gift tags for gifts this Christmas!

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  10. Sherry Lykins says:

    I would make something with my girls

  11. I just started doing a craft night with a friend once a month. We could totally use this for our Dec craft which we have not decided on yet! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  14. What a cute candle! :-) If I won I’d make lots of things I am sure with that prize pack… maybe gift boxes for xmas.

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  18. I would make Christmas ornaments.


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  20. Would be great to add a personal touch to our Christmas gifts.

  21. I would stencil an old cabinet that I have.

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  25. i’d like to decorate my kids bed frames
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  27. I’d love to win…so many projects I could make…maybe some picture frames, I also like the painted candle idea.

  28. I’d love to make a “Cookies For Santa” Plate for my two boys to leave out on Christmas Eve!

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  33. I’ve got to come up with some kind of Advent calendar, these would definitely help!

  34. Your flameless candle to start off with!

  35. I think that it would be neat to stencil cloth placemats!

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  40. I would love to make my red hat sisters ornaments for their Christmas gifts, but I would also love to make something for the soldier our red hat group has adopted.

  41. I’d like to make my own Christmas cards
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  45. I’ve become a BIG fan of flameless candles! I will start by making myself one and then as gifts! :)

  46. I would create a beach-themed painting and use the letter stencils to “write” a nice quote on it.

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  51. I would like to make a candle project!

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  53. Carmen Lill says:

    That paint would be perfect for a picture frame project! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. I want to make a painted Christmas canvas project

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  59. I am totally making those painted flameless candles for some of my friends this year. Thanks so much for the idea, tutorial and the chance at the giveaway!

    Jen VG

  60. I want to stencil some shelving for my daughters room
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  64. I would like to paint some ornaments for gifts to friends this year!

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  66. domestic diva says:

    We’re making all of our own ornaments this year. This would help.

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  70. I would like to do the wickless candle project. I also would like to do some other christmas projects! Thanks!

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  74. I’d love to make the candles like you did — they are so pretty.!

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