Thursday, December 9, 2010


I came across two great candle stick tutorials at DRAB to FAB and BROWN PAPER PACKAGES

I just had to make me some of these for my front entrance and guest bathroom.
You can make some too....they're super easy to do.


* a piece of 4x4 wood cut into any height you fancy
I made a set of three pillars
* six pieces of 5 x 5 wood for my tops and bottoms
Or you can use a fence topper like I was originally going to do...then I changed my mind
Sand all your wood using this little miracle worker.
It's definitely something to put on your Christmas list if you're planning on more wood working projects.
I assembled all my tops and bottons to my
4 x 4 using my Weldbond glue.
Normally I would've painted these using my Rustoleum "flat black" spray paint however, it's way too cold for that, so instead I used Behr "Black Suede" Satin paint from Home Depot.

As you can tell I didn't do a great paint job since I knew they would be distressed once dry.
Ohhh I love this part....take your sweet sanding friend and distress those candle holders. You see, I like mine very worn looking so I went CrAzY with my sander.
 UPDATE: I decided to stain my candles with Mini Wax's walnut brown stain and I'm SO happy I did. They look so much better.



I just need to find the perfect candles but these will work in the meantime.

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  1. Wow! THose are gorgeous! Love what you did! Very crafty. Not expensive either. Great job!

  2. Wonderful job and wonderful idea! They look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.


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