5/31/16

Candelabras

I bought these two wrought iron candelabras a few years ago-- $7.00 for the pair. I stuck them in my backyard-- and that is as far as I got with that project. I decided to finally make some candles for them.
 I was lucky to find some 1/2" pvc pipe in my garage that fit perfectly in the candle sockets of the candelabras. I didn't feel like digging around looking for a hand saw to cut the pipe-- so I tried my hand at using some pruning shears and luckily it cut the plastic pipe easily.
I roughly cut some chipboard circles to cover one end of the opening of each pvc pipe. I poked a hole in the center of each piece of cardboard and pulled through a piece of thick floss generally used for plastic canvas to act as each candles wick.

After hot gluing the chipboard onto the pvc pipe, I then squirted a little bit of hot glue down the sides of each candle to mimic the look of melted candle wax.

Next, I hot glued each pvc pipe temporarily to some cardboard so I could spray paint them easily without them falling over.
A little bit of paint transforms them quickly into candles...
Once the white spray paint had dried, I simply pulled each one off of the cardboard and added some watered down brown paint to each candlestick to make them look old. I left the tops of each candle white, I think it adds to the "realness" of the look of the candles.

I added a plastic skull, which I spray painted black, to the tops of both candelabras. Ah, much better~

I am almost ready to reveal my lagoon makeover--- I'm so excited to share how super-cute it turned out!
big hugs,

5 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OK, that's cool! I never knew you could spray paint that pipe! Did you have to use that Rustolium paint for plastic?

Jane said...

What a great project! Thanks for sharing how you made the candles! Really spooky with those skulls on top - haha!

Jeanie said...

You're so clever! Can't wait to see the makeover!

vivian said...

looking forward to seeing the makeover! those turned out cool!
xoxo
vivian

Conniecrafter said...

You are just so creative, I just love your candles they turned out fantastic and look perfect for your candle holders!