My sister-in-law found these on Pinterest and suggested that we make some when she came for a visit a short while ago. We went to Hobby Lobby and bought the supplies and then had a blast crafting and chatting all weekend long. I have to give Kerri credit, because she really did most of the work for these (thanks, Kerri!). My children were not on my side that day. 🙂
They are such fun decor pieces. I love the happy spring colors. And they come together without a ton of fuss as long as you don’t have kids bugging you. :)These would be the perfect thing to make at a ladies’ craft night because you could share the materials and tools.
Two round wooden plaques per candlestick
Plastic Eggs (The number will depend on how tall you want your candlesticks to be. I bought one bag of decorative eggs and one bag of plain from Hobby Lobby.)
(3/8″) Wooden Dowel (this will ensure a nice, stable base after you put your candles on)
Hot Glue, Wood Glue, or Gorilla Glue
Candles and Ribbon
Something to cut your dowel (a small saw or a really sharp knife)
- Sand and paint your wood tops and bases. You can paint your dowel if you’d like, but none of it should show for the end result, so it’s not required.
- Pull the ribbons off your eggs and drill holes up through the center of the eggs.
- Cut your dowel to be slightly taller than your stack of eggs (you need to leave just enough space to insert and glue the dowel into the top and bottom wooden plaque). You just don’t want to see any of the dowel between your wooden pieces and the eggs.
- Slide the eggs onto your dowel. The goal is for them to fit tightly onto the dowel.
- Drill a hole in the center of each wooden circle where the dowels will be glued (be careful not to drill all the way through!).
- Put a little hot glue into the hole that you just drilled on the wooden circle that will be the bottom of your candlestick. Insert the dowel into the hole and push to make sure it fits snuggly. Then put some glue in the hole of your top piece of wood and push the dowel into it. You may need to gently pound the top circle into the dowel using a hammer, to make sure it fits right and will be sturdy.
- Grab your candles and tie ribbon or secure a strip of patterned paper around them for added decoration.
- Put the candles on top. Place your candlesticks on your mantel or a shelf or use as a centerpiece on your dining room table!
Enjoy!**These were featured over at Someday Crafts, iamonly1woman, theanswerischocolate, thegingerbreadblog, and yourhomebasedmom!