30 Days of DIY Projects 2 Make Us Thankful
is the sixteenth post of our series of projects to make us thankful for
DIY. Be sure to check back everyday during the month of November for
new simple and easy DIY projects.
It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
Simply Easy DIY!
We have several candle holders that are almost all what you would call "formal" Plus they are third generation heirlooms that aren't going anywhere.
It seems a shame to keep them hidden in a hutch as they are now. Being a historical buff that I am, I've been thinking about ways to display some of the wonderful history we have right here in our own house.
I'm sharing a photo here of one of ours. It's called a chamber style candle holder.
Despite my desire to display and even use these candle holders, we have a problem...
actually we have 4 problems. They are called children.
It just screams, " Pick me up!" to any toddler. Even the older kids like playing old time games with it. One of the games I recently observed was their rendition of "A Christmas Carol".
Ebeneezer Scrooge much?
Plus even though I like these style candle holders my wife would like something a little more contemporary.
We also have these tea light candles that seem to be very common and they're very cheaply priced.
So I need an idea for a sleek contemporary yet classic looking candle holder that is both safe and sturdy with little ones running around.
DIY Concrete Candle Holder:
|Tools & Materials
Choice of Stain
scrap wood to make a mold
Quickrete Concrete mix
Wet Look Concrete Lacquer
(Rust-oleum - found in home improvement stores)
Various grit Sandpaper
Hot glue gun
Tea Light Candles
Part concrete and part wood projects are really in style right now. If you look in stores, you'll find similar looking style candle holders can run some cash. Why do that when we have DIY to be thankful for.
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