I’ve been meaning to make something with these turquoise, chippy spindles my friend gave me a while back. Yesterday, I randomly decided to create some candle holders with the spindles. I just love how they turned out. This was one of those projects that I kind of planned as I went along, but sometimes that’s the best way to go about a diy project, at least that’s how I roll.
Here are the spindles in all their turquoise glory.
This textured part of the spindles are the coolest part.
Here are some of the supplies I used to create this candle holder look.
Things you’ll need:
- Spindles / or something similar
- Scrap Wood Pieces (for the top and bottom)
- Spray paint / chalk paint / or any paint really
- Gorilla wood glue
- Miter saw – to cut spindles and scrap wood
- Optional – I used sand paper to get my spindle pieces smooth
- I started by cutting my spindles at different lengths.
- Then I cut 2 pieces for each the top and the bottom of the candle holder, with one piece being smaller on each end.
- I then sanded all my edges well.
- I started by gluing the end pieces together. After that, I glued my spindle piece onto one of the ends.
- Once that has dried, attach the other end. Wait for everything to dry before spray painting.
- Spray the whole piece with color of choice. I chose Rustoleum Satin Granite
- Let dry, and style.
Pretty easy, right? Here’s what my candle holders look like.
Since the spindles were given to me and I ended up using scrap wood and other essentials I had on hand, these beauties ended up being free to make. Isn’t it fun when you can use things you already have to make something cool?
They really turned out better than I expected. Even the hubs complimented them and said they look like something I would’ve bought at the store. I’m also loving this fresh, new Fall mantel.
I snipped these branches from one of our trees out front and I think it adds the perfect touch of Fall to this mantel. You can’t beat free greenery, right?
What do you think of my Diy candle holders I whipped up?
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