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Rustic Candle Holder Craft

Some of my favorite craft projects are the ones that start out with no real plan and just continue to take on life as the craft project continues.  That is what happened with this particular rustic craft that ended up being a candle holder.

It all started with a white gear that I found in my husband’s collection of scrap in the garage.  I was drawn to the color and shape and figured it would be the base to something.

I went down to my craft room and pulled out a wood slab that was just a little larger in diameter than the gear.  Then I grabbed some pine cones and threw them out on a table as well.

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A plan was beginning to develop in my head.  I found a small mason jar and decided that I would make a candle holder.  My plan was to stack all of my pieces and adhere everything with my favorite E6000 craft glue.

First I coated the wood disc with glossy varnish.  Then I joined the gear and wood slab together with the glue.  For some rustic embellishment, I glued the pinecones and  to the top of the gear.  And, to add a bit of chic, I glued a couple of strands of pearl and clear bead garland throughout the pinecones

I wanted to fill the mason jar with something neutral and preferably white but the lightest filler that I had were dry navy beans.  At least I could add a white candle to lighten things up a little.

Finally, I tied a brown bow with white polka dots around the center of the mason jar and my rustic chic candle holder was done!

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Here is a close up of the layers:

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Do you like to start craft projects with the idea of adding a little of this and a little of that to see what you come up with?  What have been your favorite results?

Happy Crafting!