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Transform basic dollar store electric candles with a bit of paint and make these beautiful spring DIY Speckled Egg Taper Candles to decorate for Easter.

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Give ordinary candles a spring makeover by painting them to look like speckled robin’s eggs.

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Follow this step-by-step tutorial to transform ordinary dollar store battery-operated taper candles into charming Easter decorations with a speckled egg finish. With just a few supplies and some creativity, you can create beautiful candles that add a touch of soft color and charm to your spring and Easter decor.

spring dollar store painted candles

Why I love this craft

Dollar tree battery-operated candles are usually pretty easy to find. And since they are plain white, they are the perfect blank canvas for painting to suit your style.

This past Christmas, I painted some dollar store candles green and gold for a fresh look. And today, I decided to paint some more candles to add to our Easter decor.

Video Tutorial

Watch this quick video tutorial to see how this craft came together:

Robins Egg Blue Spring Taper Candles
Robins Egg Blue Spring Taper Candles

Speckled Egg Taper Candles

Yield: 3 candles
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Transform basic dollar store electric candles with a bit of paint and make these beautiful spring DIY Speckled Egg Taper Candles to decorate for Easter.


  • 3 battery-operated taper candles, plus batteries (these used AAA)
  • painters tape
  • white spray primer
  • robins egg (or other pastel) chalk paint
  • brown acrylic craft paint
  • sticky tack or putty (optional - to help the candles stand upright)
  • candle holders, these gold ones are from Dollar Tree


  • 1-inch flat paintbrush
  • old toothbrush
  • paint tray


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this craft.
  2. Prep the Candles: Remove the taper candles from their packaging. Use a small piece of painters tape to cover the artificial flame. Make sure to not cover the white part of the candle. cover faux flame with painters tape
  3. Base Coat: Spray a coat of white spray primer all over the candle stick. Let dry.
  4. Paint the Candles: Use your pastel color of choice, and paint the entire candle stick. Let dry, and apply another coat if necessary for complete coverage.
  5. Add Speckles: Dip the toothbrush bristles into the brown paint. Tap off any excess paint. Hold the brush about 3-4 inches away from the candle and use your thumb to flick the bristles, splattering the paint onto the candle's surface. Use more paint for larger speckles, and less paint for smaller speckles. add speckles with brown paint on a toothbrush
  6. Remove tape. When paint is completely dry, carefully peel away the tape.
  7. Display the Candles: Use a bit of mounting putty to keep the candles upright in your candle holders.

The Finished Speckled Egg Taper Candles

speckled robins egg taper candles on a mantel for spring

These painted candles are a fantastic addition to our mantel. The robin’s egg blog color really compliments my growing collection of teal glass jars. And P.S. – those framed botanical prints are a DIY from the blog along with a FREE printable.

Don’t forget to PIN this Dollar Store Easter Craft for later:

dollar store painted candles for spring

One Comment

  1. These are so perfect! I’m doing this! Is there a reason you didn’t use chalk paint? Because there would be no need to prime so it would save a step. Thank you for sharing, I love your crafts.

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