I love a good set of tall candle holders around the fireplace, don't you? But knowing how pricey they are, it's always at the bottom of my list of items to purchase. I saw a set of these beauties (note the sarcasm) at a junk store and was reminded of a DIY article I saw using old bed posts to make candle holders. The set of 4 was only $10, so I shrugged my shoulders, and thought I'd give it a try.
I headed over to Hobby Lobby and picked up a couple of round wooden plaques to use at the top and bottom of the posts so that it could stand alone and hold a candle or moss ball.
I shot a finishing nail through the bottom of the plaques I planned to use at the top of each bed post, so the candle or moss ball would be able to sit nicely and securely.
Next, I used Gorilla glue to glue the round plaques together, using clamps to hold them in place until they dried. Then I glued and nailed each set of plaques to the top and bottom of the bed posts.
Using some white chalk paint I had lying around from another project, I painted and distressed each set. And here they are...
We finished the project for less than $20. Not too bad for a set of four, huh?
One thing I will do differently in the future, and in addition to the finishing nail, is drill a shallow hole on the top plaque to better hold the candle or moss ball.
Let us know what you think.