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Monday, January 7, 2008

How To Make Candlestick Holders

I have had a couple of e-mails on how I made the candle stick holders featured in my library. OK here it is, please do not laugh. I used cheap really cheap candle stick holders in crystal from Walmart. Two pairs . The top pair that hold the votive must be turned upside down and the opening large enough to hold a votive candle. The bottom crystal candle sticks must be large enough to hold the cast iron lamp bases.The lamp bases are painted with black and than gold spray paint. Use a heavy duty clear drying glue to afix the lamp bases to the bottom set of candle sticks. When dry afix the top candle sticks upside down to the lamp base. Allow to dry. I added hanging mother of pearl tear drops found at a yardsale for $1. You could use crystal drops, etc. Place your votive candle in place. Light and enjoy.

P.S. I also wanted to let you all know about my friend Michelle. She designs company T-Shirts. Please check her out . Who knows you might see a Antekin shirt out there.


euroantiquer said...

Très Jolie and creative.
Something I always do when scouring markets is to imagine things uside down and as a candle holder.
Birds of the feather flock together!
Also like your slideshow!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Very cute and very creative! Love it :)


Tracie said...

No laughing here. Very creative and thanks for sharing. I always love having something to file away for a future project!

I'm going to check out Michelle's site now.

Linda said...

Hi Dona...Thank you for sharing how you made these candle sticks...I love them. I'll be able to get the glass pieces and will have to start looking for some neat lamp bases. Linda