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