I already had a few candle sticks of my own that didn't match my new decor. I also had the paint already, so I just painted what I had with acrylic paint. i bought 2 candlesticks at Hobby Lobby while they were 50% off, so I spent about $9 on this project. Here are my candlesticks!
I may try to make a few more in a couple of other colors. I've added a lime green candle to the turquoise stick and a gold one to the plum stick. I've used them with all of mantle decorations and they make me smile every time I look at them!