Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DIY Wood Candle Holder

Yesterday I went to my local Home Depot and got a 2x4 cut into 20 4in blocks which also left me with a block about 6in long for a whopping $2.33!  Yay!  I also grabbed a new can of Rust Oleum-Heirloom Satin  (Did I mention I went to the craft store first and they wanted $13 for a bag of little 1in blocks?!)

  I have so many projects I want to do with these blocks it is unreal!  First things first is this candle holder.  I already had a 12in piece of scrap wood left over from my last set of blocks and knew I wanted to use it for this project.  I started off by sanding ALL my blocks...might as well get it over with, right?  I then spray painted the blocks with Rust Oleum Heirloom Satin (2 coats) and also used some light brown water based paint around the edges.  I wiped off the light brown with a rag before it could dry for a rustic look.  I then sanded the edges to give the wood an aged look.  I topped it off with a nice coat of Mod Podge to seal in all that goodness and waited for it all to dry.

  As I was waiting I ran to Dollar General and saw they had all their Christmas inventory marked down to 25cents!  Well needless to say I knew there was something I could use from that aisle and found these pretty awesome key ornaments that  I thought would look cool on my candle holder (after some paint of course) so I snatched them up!  I also got a "few" other things (evil grin)

To finish I used Super Glue to put all my pieces together.  I am making two but am waiting for the other one to dry right now so I figured I would show all of you while I wait.  (Such a multi-tasker!) I also thought the plain white pillar I had looked too boring on top so I wrapped some gold ribbon on it with a fancy rubber band! :)  So here is the final product...what do you think? (Besides I now need bigger pillars to top them off with? HA!)

P.S. This is what I did with that leftover 6in piece

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  1. I love the paint job on your blocks. Check out what I did for FREE.

  2. Cute- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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  5. VERY CUTE IDEA! Love it! Thanks for linking up to tickled pink. I am a new follower here!
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