Rustic GlowJanuary 6th, 2010 in member junk
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
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