Rustic Glow

January 6th, 2010 in member junk     
RustyDiva RustyDiva, member
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I loved it so much that I made me one.
It all started with leftover fence post.  Santa wants to help too.
Stained and candle cut-outs completed.
Big chunky handles on the end to move from room to room.
I loved it so much that I made me one.

I loved it so much that I made me one.


My sister suggested that we make our gifts for each other for Christmas 09.  Loved the idea because I had been staring at these fence post pieces ever since we cut them off the fence we built last summer.  I just knew they had a purpose!  One of my favorite stores called "Coyote Candle Company" sells a lot of big chunky rusty and wood pieces that I drool over and caress every time I shop there so I  thought I would try my hand at making candle holders for my siblings patio's.  I love love love the rustic appeal.  All the posts were 24" long so I decided how many holes I wanted and measured so that they would be evenly spaced.  I then used a 1 and a half inch butterfly bit and drilled the holes for each candle.  Stained the entire piece with some leftover cabinet stain and let dry.  I then added the handles on the end and the crosses on the front and back.  I made 6 of these in a matter of a day.  The candles I found at another store on clearance.  These were so simple that anyone could make them in a "present" pinch if they needed a quick gift.  Add a little sealer and they are good to go outside too!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Rustydiva
posted in: member junk, metal, centerpiece, wood, candle holder, garden, family room, outdoor spaces, kitchen, living room, porch, bedroom, entry, dining room, bathroom, study, great room, office, sunroom, mudroom, game room

Comments (11)

RustyDiva writes: Thank you my peeps for the kind comments! I had so much fun making these and even more fun watching everyone's faces when they opened them. I knew those posts would come in handy for more than firewood. :)

Kenda Posted: 10:08 am on January 8th
chippingcharm writes: Great idea Kenda...I can't think of a single person who wouldn't love to get this! Laurel Posted: 3:08 pm on January 7th
bluebucket writes: I love this; especially the handles which are practical as well as adding visual appeal.
doreen Posted: 2:46 pm on January 7th
suewhitney writes: This is fabu Rusty! Love, love, love, love, love! Also, glad to see you were delivering handmade Christmas gifts. Nicely done, my friend. Happy New Year!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:37 am on January 7th
oldnews writes: Love this! Simple, rustic but elegant at the same time! LOVE the handles, they really make the piece! Marie Posted: 1:55 am on January 7th
Prior writes: Oh, the rusty handles on the ends are such a great touch; had not seen that before! Lezlee Posted: 12:36 am on January 7th
54girl writes: Very nice!!! And yes homemade is always best! Beautiful project! Mary Posted: 2:53 pm on January 6th
georgiamoon writes: Wow would I love to get THIS for Christmas. What a great idea and a beautiful finished project, Georgia Posted: 12:55 pm on January 6th
alicemom writes: PS I loved Santa helping! I got a good chuckle out!
smiles, alice Posted: 12:03 pm on January 6th
alicemom writes: Good going girl or should I say Miz Diva! You did a really great professional job. I can see why you made one for yourself. Kudos!
Smiles, alice Posted: 12:02 pm on January 6th
MakinItHappen writes: Beautiful!!! I've been wanting to make something like this for a long time. You have inspired me to get busy! Posted: 11:42 am on January 6th
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