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brown paper packages: {candlesticks}

Monday, March 8, 2010


When I saw THESE by Drab to Fab, I knew I must make them. Immediately. I had been on the hunt for the perfect candlesticks for a long time, but I could never find what I was looking for. Until now.
The best part? Well, there are really two best parts. They are super EASY, and super CHEAP.
I went a little crazy, and made three different sets. Set one was for my guest bath, set two for my hearth, and set three for my bedroom. Yay!! Here's how I did it. (I'm sorry I don't have any tutorial pics--these were made at night, and the light was horrible. ) I did not use the fence end pieces as they showed, because I already had materials that I could for them. I was so excited, because I already had everything to make them!

  • 4x4 post
  • 1x6 wood board, or fence end pieces
  • router (optional)
  • spray paint
  • sander
  • stain or glaze
  • nail gun
  • Cut your post into the desired candlestick length.
  • Cut your 1x6 inch wood into an even square. Since 6 inch wood is really about 5.5 inches (don't ask me why they do that), your top and bottom pieces will be about 5.5 inches square, and hang over the post about 1.5 inches.
  • Sand really well.
  • If you have a router, and want the same look that the fence end pieces provide, router one side of the top and bottom pieces.
  • Using your nail gun, attach the top and bottom pieces to the post. You want the routered edge facing up and one end (will be the bottom), and one facing down (the top--where you set the candle) on the other.
  • Paint your candlestick. Let dry.
  • I like mine really distressed, so I took my sander and went to town.
  • I used a darker stain for this project, so it would look super antiqued. I used Dark Walnut, by Minwax.
These three sets were finished in about 30 minutes--plus another couple hours for the paint and stain to dry. I LOVE them!!!

Now I just need to find the perfect candles.



Blogger the thrifty ba said...

they are perfection even w/o candles! great job!

March 8, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Meet Virginia said...

I know I am totally doing this project too! So stinking cute!


March 8, 2010 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I love them. I'm sure you get tired of reading this--BUT YOU AMAZE ME. i just don't know how you do it all. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful finds and knowledge.

March 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

What a great project and wonderful gift idea!

March 8, 2010 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Tausha said...

I LOVE your blog! I am still snooping around-but I have to tell you how much I love your concession idea! Brilliant! I am going to do this for our family and a rendition for my 10 year olds birthday party! Thanks for the inspiration! Please, stop by sometime and say hi! I will now continue to stalk-I mean look at your blog!

March 8, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Rob and Toni said...

Love these!!! Rob...I mean I am totally doing this!

March 9, 2010 at 2:50 AM  
Blogger michelle@somedaycrafts said...

These are adorable. I am featuring these at

March 18, 2010 at 4:36 AM  
Blogger Pacific NW Blogfan said...

This is an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing.

March 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Delle said...

LOVE the ones on your hearth!!! Gotta add these to my "make someday" list. Thanks for sharing!

March 10, 2011 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Deidre said...

Thank you for this wonderfully clever idea! Im so new at all this blogging and Im always so amazed at all the great crafty ideas I see!

November 9, 2011 at 4:13 PM  

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