Maybe it was because I finally got new glasses that things are quite clearer now! I noticed these candles had become quite faded from the sun filtering through the windows.
I didn't want to through them away so I covered them with some Bling Ribbon from Michaels. It comes in black or silver.
To cover the candles, I used sewing pins and heated the pins with a lighter. This makes it easy to push in to the candle and the candle wax doesn't chip. Be sure to not burn your fingers! Push the pin in to one of the holes and in to the candle. I used about six pins down the length of the candle.