15 Minute Fall Candleholders!

15 Minute Fall Candleholders!

I’ve got a great little 15 minute fall project.  In fact, I had the kids time me to see how fast I could do it.  But I have to be 100% upfront….I have a workshop that has the tools already set up and I have a belt sander, so it may have been a little faster for me than if I didn’t have these things.  But I think it still would have taken close to 15 minutes even without that advantage.

You see, we have been building a fence.

15 Minute Fall Candles

So we have all of these short pieces of 4x4s just hanging around.

15 Minute Fall Candles

So I picked up some candle cups at Hobby Lobby and decided to make a couple of simple, quick candle holders for my fall mantle.

Ready…….set…………GO!

Minute 1: Cut the 4x4s into random sizes.  I didn’t measure, just cut.

Minute 2: Sand the rough cut edges with my sander

15 Minute Fall Candles

Minutes 3-4: Screw 3 candle cups onto each 4×4 block.

15 Minute Fall Candles

On each block I added a small piece of wood under one cup to give it a slightly different height.

15 Minute Fall Candle

Minutes 5-8: Spray paint the candleholders…one orange….

15 Minute Fall Candles

and the other burgundy….

15 Minute Fall Candles

Minutes 8-10: Wrap scraps of twine and fall leaves around the blocks.

15 Minute Fall Candles

Done!  Yep, it took me LESS than 15 minutes.

15 Minute Fall Candles

You can do it too!

Comments

  1. Very nice, and clever!

  2. That’s neat! I think I might do that with these wood chunks that we cut off out coffee table. :) I like your sanding belt I think I might just have to get me one. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lisa –
    I just found your site and love it! You’re so creative and I especially like it that you make such beautiful things on a budget and you involve you kiddos and entire family. These candleholders are adorable and I plan to make some today. I even had the materials on hand! Thanks again for sharing such a neat and interesting craft!

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