January 16th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
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Simply glue an ashtray of your choice to a candle stick. Easy, easy!!
All that is needed for this project is an old ashtray (this one still had ashes in it!), a wide base candle holder, some gorilla glue and some vintage bling for your candle.
I picked up this candle stick in the clearance section of a home decor store and whitewashed it to match my decor.
Simply glue an ashtray of your choice to a candle stick. Easy, easy!!

Simply glue an ashtray of your choice to a candle stick. Easy, easy!!

Ever noticed the abundance of old ashtrays at the thrift stores? Many are beautiful crystal pieces just waiting to be re-invented. Here is a fun and easy project for giving these old beauties a new life.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - junkstyle
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Comments (16)

gilswife writes: Very pretty!! .... Donna Posted: 9:12 pm on February 6th
shabbychick writes: Janis - I love it - your elegant touch at work again!!!

Very nice!

Kathy Posted: 10:35 am on January 22nd
fleamarketfinds writes: Ashtrays are the easiest things to find but I've never had an idea for them. Love it! Posted: 2:32 pm on January 21st
SnowmanHill writes: Sooo very elegant! Who would think a few items could be so gorgeous together. Krista Posted: 9:32 pm on January 17th
MimiToria writes: What a great idea Janis! Sometimes the best ones are the simple ones, and this is a great project for new comers to the junking world. One that would easily see success and fabulous results such as yours. You never cease to amaze me my friend!
Gretchen Posted: 9:46 pm on January 16th
JunkArchitect writes: Janis, sometimes it only takes a few items to make something beautiful…and you did just that.

Jim Posted: 7:48 pm on January 16th
CottageElements writes: Absolutely beautiful, Janis!

Lani Posted: 7:22 pm on January 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a sweet and simple project using items that can easily be found. So doable and beautiful Janis! I'm sure many of us will be giving this a try.

Love it!
Candy Posted: 5:36 pm on January 16th
whiteflower writes: I love this idea - I will definitely be making one or maybe a few! Thank you, Lori Posted: 3:42 pm on January 16th
fellowjunker writes: Hi rebeljunker.
"Whitewash"(to me)simply means thinning your paint with a little water (colour of your choice), putting a little on your brush (I wipe the brush on paper towel to remove some), then paint your surface. This way the original surface shows through. The alternative would be to paint as usual then sand to roughen up and show the underneath surface.

Hope this helps.....I seem to learn most things through trial and LOTS OF ERROR!!
xojanis Posted: 1:04 pm on January 16th
rebeljunker writes: This is a great idea! Could you explain, how you "whitewashed it to match your decor"? I am fairly new in the painting department of junking, sorry! Take care, Di. Posted: 11:56 am on January 16th
fellowjunker writes: Thanks junkers....so glad you liked. This was such an easy project and I can't believe I didn't think of it years ago as I have long been racking my brain trying to think of ideas for old ashtrays as they are so many around.
Yes, texasjunker, it is a vintage bracelet. It didn't quite fit around the candle so it is tied in the back with some ribbon. I also wrap old necklaces around my candles.
Have fun!!
xojanis Posted: 11:39 am on January 16th
texasjunkermom writes: Oh, wow, I thought I was looking at one of the old candlesticks I have in the cupboard. Now that's what it's been missing! Did you use an old bracelet for the jewels? This house is the headquarters for old jewelry and vintage glassware, and there will be something there to use, for sure. Thanks for the neat idea! Posted: 11:29 am on January 16th
bridiemurphy writes: LOVE IT! I've been hard pressed to find some bobeches for a candelabra I'm building out of some old wrought iron trellis pieces. Voila' glue on a candy dish, an ashtray, EVEN BETTER! Fabulous piece; great inspiration. Posted: 9:55 am on January 16th
chiccottagejunk writes: Simple and Chic. They go together, don't they? I love this idea. I have a very large candle stick that I've been trying to put the finishing touches on and you just inspired me! Thanks for sharing.

Sue Posted: 9:11 am on January 16th
lovecrafting writes: Your creations are all so beautiful. Go girl!!!! Posted: 9:08 am on January 16th
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