Showing posts with label candle holder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candle holder. Show all posts

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fresh Look: white candle holders



I’ve been obsessed with lightening and brightening some of my knick knacks lately. And white is my color of choice.



I found these candle holders at the dollar store. This isn’t the chain dollar store – this is a dollar store where most items aren’t really a dollar. Note the price stickers at $1.59. In fact, a lot of items are way over a dollar. But for $1.59 they were still a good deal.



I probably would never have picked these or even noticed them. But I’ve been on the hunt for some interesting candle holders that I could paint white.



I toyed with the idea of leaving some of the detail chippy and distressed looking but in the end I went with all white. I painted these using leftover white glossy house paint and a small paint brush. For the little crevices, I used a very small art brush. I'm sure they could be spray painted but I was worried that the paint would run as I tried to get the crevices coated. I tend to be heavy-handed when I spray paint…



I’m working on my kitchen hutch and have slowly been replacing my knick knacks with various white objects. I keep moving things around but it’s not quite right yet. I’m going to keep working on it but I think the one of the candle holders will end up there.



Honestly, is there anything a coat of paint can’t fix?


Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Inkling: paper flower candle holders

I dressed up these candle holders awhile back and it was time to freshen them up for the spring/summer season.

I used the same concept as I did with the gold leaf candle holders seen here.
  
I wrapped floral wire around the candle holders and made several rice paper flowers. You can find a tutorial for these flowers here.

I hot glued the flowers onto the floral wire and added a few silk floral leaves.

I love the pop of color this will add to my table as we transition from spring to summer.




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Monday, November 15, 2010

Inkling: gold leaf candle holders

Adding a splash of metallic d├ęcor can dress up a room and instantly change the look.


I made these gold leaf candle holders and was surprised at how such a small object changed the feel of my table.

To make these candle holders, you will need:

  • Candle holders – any type
  • Wire
  • Paper
  • Metallic Stamp Pads
  • Glue


  • Print out a leaf template and cut out several leaves. I used regular printer paper so that that I could curl the leaves.
  • Place your cut out leaves on the ink pad and press gently. I used three different ink pads to get a variegated look – gold, copper and silver.
  • Let your leaves dry.
  • Twirl wire around your candle holder. 
  • Once your leaves are dry, gently curl them around a pencil or other round object to give them a natural look.
  • Add a dab of glue to the bottom of each leaf and glue them to the wire.

  

These gold leaf candle holders make me want to get out the white linen tablecloth and good silverware.



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