Upcycled Cottage Industrial Candleholder

December 3rd, 2008 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I love making something from unexpected pieces. Left overs from a
construction project at my home are upcycled into a thing of beauty.
Before long this will be wrapped and under the tree!
I love making something from unexpected pieces. Left overs from a
construction project at my home are upcycled into a thing of beauty.
Before long this will be wrapped and under the tree!

I love making something from unexpected pieces. Left overs from a construction project at my home are upcycled into a thing of beauty. Before long this will be wrapped and under the tree!


Junk Market Style Difficulty Meter

Materials:
Decorative craft paper
1/2 in. cloth ribbon
Vintage watch face
Votive candle
1 - 5 in. candle tray
1 - 4 in. x 1 1/4 in. floor flange
1 - 1 1/4 in double threaded nipple
1 - 1 1/4 in. connector
JB Weld Kwick metal adhesive
Gorilla Super Glue
3M Super 77 Multipurpose spray adhesive


Tools List:
Paper cutter
Scissors
Small putty knife
 

Method:

Step 1. Measure height of smooth surface on nipple and using a paper cutter cut paper to size.

Step 2. Measure circumference of nipple and cut paper allowing for small overlap.

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You know the saying... measure twice, cut once!

Step 3. Spray backside of paper with spray adhesive.

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Make sure to cover your work surface to protect from the dreaded overspray.

Step 4. Adhere paper to smooth surface of nipple.


Wrap and roll baby. Wrap and roll.

Step 5. Measure cloth tape, cut, and spray with adhesive. Adhere to paper putting seam in front.

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Pretty paper, pretty ribbons. What more could a girl ask for!

Step 6. Screw nipple into floor flange.


Insert and twist.

Step 7. Screw connector on to top of nipple


I know it looks chunky, but the end result is divine.

Step 8. Mix JB Weld Kwick according to directions on package.

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This is one of the few times I follow directions. This and lamp wiring!

Step 9. Flip candle tray upside down and apply small amount of JB Weld to each of the three legs.

Step 10. Attach bottom of floor flange to legs of candle tray.

Step 11. Apply super glue to back of watch face and attach to ribbon covering the seam.


Just a dab will do ya.
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Here's a close up of the watch face for ya. Isn't that sweet.
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Like I said, simply divine!


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Comments (5)

ClassyLadyJen writes: Totally Cool........love it. Posted: 1:25 am on February 24th
georgiamoon writes: Now THIS is what I call UPCYCLING!!! They should have a picture of this next to the definition. How to take simple and not so attractive things and turn them into gorgeous accessories for your home. Hmmm..I think you're on to something here. Sue you ROCK...and roll baby. Gogojojo Posted: 5:34 pm on December 5th
CottageElements writes: Sue, I just love all your attention to detail. It's all the little extra things you do to projects that really make them wonderful and unique!

Lani Posted: 1:17 am on December 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a great mix of materials. And you are right...it is divine!

Candy Posted: 6:32 am on December 4th
berton718 writes: Sue,
You are AMAZING!! I love it!! You sure know how to make BEAUTIFUL things!! Posted: 11:32 pm on December 3rd
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