It’s here, guys- my first, fall decor DIY of this year! It’s also another very easy, very simple copper tape craft. After completing my previous copper art project, I needed to dive deeper into this new world of copper tape. I was itching to do something else with the stuff, but was wishing the tape was thinner, so in came this guy.
This 1/4″ copper tape is fantastic. It isn’t as delicate as the one I used for my wall art, and I like that the thinner size allows for creating more intricate designs, although I still kept it pretty darn simple this time around, too.
All I did was wrap horizontal rings of copper tape around my glass candle holders, smoothing my finger over the tape while removing the backing at the same time. It wasn’t the easiest thing in the world trying to keep the tape straight and make sure the ends matched perfectly, and I didn’t fully succeed at this either, but to that I say, “It’s all good.” I went slowly and did the best I could *pat on the back*.
Why am I wearing gloves? I had mentioned with my copper wall art that I didn’t realize I was making fingerprints on the tape and wished I had worn gloves, so I wore them this time around. This tape is a lot sturdier and much more fingerprint resistant though, which is awesome, but I still wanted to take the precaution of not leaving behind more finger grease than was necessary.
I started the copper stripes off closer together at the base and then spread them further apart towards the top. I thought this would be a unique but still minor variation on a regular stripes pattern that would keep the design very simple and modern.
These birchwood slices were a score last Spring at Michaels when they were on clearance for $1 each, which was the right price for me to be convinced that I should hoard them until fall. I think that was a good decision, wouldn’t you agree?? They worked out so perfectly for my candle holders to sit on!
That white pitcher made appearances on this blog last year, and after seeing Emily Henderson recently use it in one of her designed spaces, I’m more than convinced to bring mine back out again this year. I’ll spare you my Emily Henderson adoration-rant this time.
Those greens in the pitcher complement the copper SO beautifully, don’t you think? They’re called Snow on the Mountain. Yea. Cute. I’m thinking copper and green will be my go to colors this fall, which is so appropriate given that they’re two of my favorite colors ever.
You will probably be seeing more of this tape on the blog. If not, then forgot that I said that, but seriously, probably.
34 comments on “DIY Copper Striped Candle Holders”
Ahhh, this is amazingly beautiful! I’m digging how elegant the end result is and also the pairing with those gorgeous birchwood slices. Love!!
Thanks, Steph!! I have to say these aren’t complete without the birch wood slices <3 I'm glad you agree!
I desperately need to get some of this tape. Great DIY thanks!
wow these are GORG!! And so simple! I am going to make hundreds! I’m not joking ;)
Ooh I love these, so chic! I’ve got to find something to copper tape now, and good tip about the gloves. I love everything you make, Amy, so creative!
These are gorgeous, and those birch rounds are genius. What a great score! I think you got it pretty perfect, you deserve the pat on the back.
I saw some aluminum tape at the dollar store the other day and almost bought it because I was inspired to your previous copper tape art post. I didn’t, but I’ll be back, and copper tape is next on the list too :)
Wow thats beautiful and so simple! Thank you for that :)
Those look great. I love the simplicity of the it.
Thank you, Rebecca! It’s always my goal to keep things simple ;)
Love the use of our Studio Pro Copper Foil!
Love your copper foil!! It’s amazing! Thanks for coming by!
Love these! So simple but super chic! And your stripes look pretty perfect to me..Totally digging the copper/green/white pallete for fall! Can’t wait to see your future copper tape projects :)
Yea, I’m pretty excited about this color palette! Not the first colors most people think of for fall, but still not outrageous. Thanks, Lusine!
These are beautiful Amy! So simple and so much awesome impact :)
Thanks so much, Corey! Happy to hear you like them :) And thanks for sharing this post! <3
These are great, simple and chic, might have to invest in some candles, haha.
Might?? You HAVE to! Candles are a necessity in my world, so I agree with your plan to invest!
Thanks so much, Anna!
So pretty, I have to get myself some of that foiling tape!
It’s honestly one of the best things I’ve come across. I’m so impressed with it!
Why do I love everything you do?? I guess because you are simply A-maizng:-)♥This project is just gorgeous, Amy! Pinning!
Aw Aniko, you always say the nicest things <3 Thanks so much!
Amy, these are absolutely gorgeous! I love how the copper tape dresses up these vases in such a simple and elegant way. Pinning!
Thanks, Amy! That was my goal with these, and I’m relieved to hear that I achieved that haha! Thanks also for pinning <3
Copper tape?! What rock have I been living under! I love this simple DIY, so elegant!
You’ve been living under the biggest rock on earth. No but really, this stuff is my favorite thing right now.
Thanks, Marlene <3
Oh wow these look great! I’ve never tried a tape lie that but you’ve inspired me here :)
I’m surprised not many people have used this tape before, but then again I also haven’t heard much about it either. So happy to hear you’re inspired, thank you!
Amy, I’ve never seen this product before but LOVE it! I’m also a huge Emily Henderson fan and really enjoyed her recent home tour :)
Love everything you do, and as always your photos are gorgeous!
Really! Being that you are the copper queen, I think you need this tape in your life. AND YES, her HOME TOUR AAAAAH!
You are the sweetest, Katie. Thank you so much!
Just gorgeous, Amy! Perfection!
These are STUNNING!! I LOVE that copper tape- what a beautiful project Amy!!
Aah thank you, Krista! Always happy to know that you love anything I do <3
Stunning. Every project you do looks beautiful. Such a simple idea but looks amazing.
LOVE them! Thanks for sharing!!!