Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Candle holders...

Hi Everyone!  Happy Wednesday.  I thought I'd share with you some of the candle holders I make.  They are simple and easy.  I make them to hold 3, 5, and 7 candles and in almost any color.  I don't have any step by step pictures to share, but it's so easy I don't think you'll need them.  I got the idea because my mom had gotten two wooden candle holders with turned wooden holders to go on top of the pony walls that separate her dining room from her living room.  They look really nice but they were kind of expensive.  And of course I had to see if I could come up with an inexpensive alternative.  And this is what I made.
Basically it's a 1x4" board with canning jar lids attached with construction glue.  I use construction glue because I want a permanent hold, but I'm sure you could use Gorilla Glue, I just used what I had on hand.  Just don't use a glue gun on it because it will not keep the hold.

The lids have been painted and then speckled with black paint.  I painted the boards a solid color but you could speckle those as well.  I have sold a lot of these and the most popular color was black. 
Just make sure that you clamp the lid down to the board until it dries.  I like to let them sit over night before releasing the clamp. And if you don't have a clamp you could just weigh it down with something really heavy, just make sure it doesn't make the lid move on you.  I leave the board plain because I like that simple look but you could always router the edge.  I have tried both ways but like the plain edge better because it doesn't compete with the ridges on the lid. Well, thanks for stopping by.


  1. Cool idea! They would make gret presents to.

  2. wow. these are great. I want one as a dining room centerpiece.


  3. Clever lady.....they're awesome. I am inspired. Great post, looking forward to more. Diane

  4. very practical and pretty!
    thanks for linking up to catch as catch can

  5. this is really awesome, what a great idea!