Tuscan Candleholder

By  Eve Leder 

Create a warm and relaxing atmosphere in your home with the rich tones of this Tuscan candleholder. Or, gift this easy-to-make slice of Mediterranean décor to Mom as the perfect Mother's Day present.


  • Clay pot and saucer
  • DecoArt Texture Stucco
  • DecoArt Acrylic Paints: Americana Lamp Black, Dazzling Metallics Champagne Gold
  • DecoArt Texture Stencils by Tracy Moreau Brocade & Berry Borders
  • Candles


  • DecoArt Palette Knife
  • Royal & Langnickel Paintbrushes: Royal Aqualon Glaze/Wash, Series 2700, 3/4”; Sable Standard Handle Fan Blender, Series 5030, #2
  • Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • Note
  • 1. Let dry between steps.
  • Candleholder
  • 1. Place clay pot upside down on covered work surface. Position Berry Border stencil on clay pot.
  • 2. Use palette knife to apply Texture Stucco on open areas of stencil. To remove stencil, hold one end of stencil down with fingers and carefully lift opposite end.
  • 3. Repeat stenciling around pot. Wash stencil immediately.
  • 4. Use glaze/wash brush to paint pot and saucer Lamp Black.
  • 5. Use fan blender brush to drybrush pot and saucer Champagne Gold.
  • 6. Adhere saucer to pot as shown. Place candles on saucer.