Here is what I started with:
- Candle holder
- Contact paper
- Etching Cream
Step 2 - Apply them at intervals to the candle holder
Step 3 - Apply the etching cream, liberally and leave on longer than it says to.
(I still didn't use it quite liberally enough... grrrr)
Step 4 - Rinse and dry.
It isn't perfect, but it is much better.