Gemstone Mousse Candle Holders

Hi everyone! It’s Erin from Erin Rochon Design! I love adding a little bling into my dΓ©cor. With the holidays in full swing, I wanted to bring the festive feel into my home. I had these thrifted half-painted candle holders that I wanted to transform using Dixie Belle’s Garnet Gemstone Mousse.

Gemstone Mousse is a beautiful, highly pigmented, rich and creamy, water based product. It is a great way to add a metallic look and is so easy to use. Garnet is a rich, jewel tone colour that is perfect addition to your home dΓ©cor for the holidays. Here is what you need and how you can use Garnet Gemstone Mousse in your next project.

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

First give your candle holders a good clean with White Lightning to remove any oil or dirt. Use a damp cloth to wipe away any residue. If your surface is slick make sure to use Slick Stick before the next step.

Step 2:

Start by painting the candle holders in Caviar to create a base coat. After painting each candle holder, put it aside and let it dry.

Step 3:

Next I gave the Gemstone Mousse a good shake to mix the pigments. I used a synthetic brush to apply a thin coat of the mousse over the candle holder, making sure to push it into the details. Initially wanted to have some of the black (Caviar) peeking through, but I loved the look of having these candle holders completely painted in Garnet. I let the candle holder dry overnight and let it cure.

To read the rest of this festive tutorial, hop on over to Erin Rochon Design here!

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  1. Kim Debkoski says:

    So beautiful and great idea. Will be doing

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Yay! Happy painting! 😊

  2. Vickie says:

    Very festive! Love your choice of colors.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thanks for the love, Vickie! 😊

  3. Nancy Carlock says:

    These are so pretty! Now I want to go find some ugly candlesticks & make them pretty. #CommentforaCause

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thanks for the love, Nancy! 😊


    Love the candle holders! I wouldve never thought to use it on a whole piece!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thank you, Cindi! We’re so glad this blog post inspired you! 😊

  5. Amber Demackiewicz says:


    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thank you for your support, Amber! 😊

  6. Swann Tippett says:

    Those are so cute!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thanks for the love and support, Swann! 😊

  7. Heather says:

    #commentforacause I had no idea how pretty this is and have been scared to try it. I absolutely love it

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thanks so much for the love, Heather! 😊

  8. Martha says:

    I love the garnet. I just did a candle sconce over black too. #commentforacause

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      That’s awesome!! 😊

  9. Donna says:

    I have some candlesticks and I’m going to try this!!❀️

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Aww yay! Happy painting, Donna! 😊

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