A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 313,585
Currently Running With Scissors:
237 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Repurposed Candle Holders  (Read 628 times)
Tags for this thread: candle_holder , painted , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 36153
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Keep on crafting!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: December 24, 2017 12:06:05 PM »

My parents entertained a lot and had loads of candle holders...everything from fine crystal to gold...wood, glass, metal...they loved their candles and I remember many dinner parties with the tables decorated with flowers and candles.

Things have become a lot more casual now in our house...we have a lot of buffet type dinners. I selected a few sets of candle holders for special dinners and decorating during the holidays, but many of the other candle holders have been given away or repurposed.

I found a set of wooden ones that I was just going to give to the thrift store...but, as fate would have it, kittykill listed that she wanted some painted candle holders in the Secret Santa Swap!  I dug them out of the box and decided they might work for this project.

The wood was Bermuda cedar that had lost its smell (I believe they were over 50 years old!)...I sanded them and gave them a base coat of primer. I then painted them white. On the first one, I drew a simple floral design with pencil...bad idea...the pencil lines showed through the paint! I wiped off all of the pencil and then decided to free hand the painting. After painting the main flowers and leaves, I then outlined them several times with a sharp point sharpie. Finally, I painted dots...hundred of dots... lol.

The final step was two coats of clear gloss spray paint.

I liked how they turned out, but more importantly, so did kittykill! Grin

I am going to try this again with some wooden napkin rings!

THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects 2018 23/50
PINTEREST
372 days until retirement!!! Beach here I come!
Need some supplies?  I am destashing..maybe I have what you need! PM me!
TheMistressT
There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 6990
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017 01:51:30 PM »

Those are so pretty and so cheerful! A lovely bright spot on the long winter nights!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/themistresst
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BubbleOffPlumb

'16 FPs: 50
'17 FPs: 72
'18 FPs: 15
craftylittlemonkey
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 5126
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

A CANDLE LIT FOR YOU!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017 07:47:42 PM »

Beautiful. Just beautiful. The painting is gorgeous, you did an amazing job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

yzzilnoaj
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017 05:23:43 PM »

these are great!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 35955
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017 08:43:16 AM »

These are all mine! I love them so much. They are so bright and happy! I have them in my window right now. They are perfect for a grey rainy day.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 30972
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018 08:32:46 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
February 21, 2018 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf
The Birds and The Bees



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.