The pin was pinned so long ago, way before I had time to make things. Unfortunately, it is a picture only but the picture is self-explanatory. For this month’s Pinterest Challenge I decided it was time to show you how to DIY a chunky candle holder. Actually, I made three in varying sizes. After all, things do look better in three’s, especially on the mantel.
The Pinterest Challenge is a monthly challenge hosted by My Pinterventures. The challenge encourages bloggers to create the pins that we pin. And hopefully you too! It can be used as inspiration or created per the instructions. It is so much fun.
Here are some of the other projects I created for the Pinterest Challenge:
The reason I decided on this particular project is because my young cat loves to jump on the mantel and from there the wall goes up about four or five feet. There are windows up there so she enjoys looking out at the world. After she broke a ceramic house when the mantel was decorated for Christmas I knew I had to make it kitty proof.
The first step is to cut the fence post into a manageable length. I measured 6 inches and used the miter saw to cut it. The next length is 8 inches. When I measured the remaining piece it was 11 inches so I went with it.
I had 3 remaining wood plaques from the project I did in making a piece of artwork from a card. Using stain, I brushed it on and wiped right off. I didn’t even spritz the wood with water to open the pores.
I considered leaving the fence posts as is but decided to stain them for a more uniform look. Use wax to protect the stain. To really make it look old and authentic I used Dixie Dirt. Apply when the wax is tacky and then buff.
On the first candle holder, I put together I glued the plaque to the top of the post. Then I put the decorative hardware on. It is so much easier to put the hardware on first, :).
Use rusty nails or screws so they blend with the hardware. Use gold wax to bring out the details of the hardware if needed. Measure the placement of the circle on the top of the post by eyeballing it. Make pencil marks and glue to the top of the post.
I only use flameless candles because of my crazy kitty. This type of candle holder is not even recommended for real candles. But it does dress up the mantel and at least I don’t have to worry about Bailey breaking anything. That makes me and her happy. And that is all that matters.
Now be sure to check out what the rest of my friends created.
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