Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DIY 3 Votive 4x4 Wooden Candle Holder

Hello,  happy Tuesday after a Monday holiday!  I always love a short work week!  I had a fantastic long weekend.  I got some fun Valentine's projects started and also played with some mixed media for Art to the 5th's "Documented Life Project 2015".  It's a mixed media journaling project. Last year, I joined but silently (and probably creepily!) watched rather than participated.  This year I decided to jump in and participate, which has really put me out of my artistic comfort zone and pushed me to try and learn lots of new techniques.  I'm LOVING it!  I plan on sharing some of my journal pages later. Anywho, yesterday Hubs and I went on a road trip to the beautiful Park City Utah and had a wonderful day.  I love weekends where I get to be creative, make cute things and get some quality family time in!

Today I am sharing the votive holder that Hubs and I made for family for Christmas gifts.  It was super easy and I just adore how it turned out:

We used 4x4's, sized and drilled the holes for the votive's then sanded, painted, and stained the wood.  Added the cute twine wrap, candles and burlap flower.  That's it!  So stinking easy!

It looks darling on my table as a center piece.  I get happy every time I look at it!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Snowman Candle Holder

Happy New Year!  I hope that your 2014 was fantastic and that your 2015 brings you much happiness!   I had a wonderful 2014 and 2015 has started out incredible as well.  I'm excited to see what the year brings!

One of my latest crafties is this wood snowman candle holder:

I had Hubs cut me a piece of 4x4 and a nose.  We drilled a  hole deep and wide enough for the candle to fit nicely into and then I painted and sanded him and then we attached the nose and scarf.  So easy!

He is perfect to leave up all winter long!