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