Mark has owned four boxes of long tapered skinny candles for as long as I have known him. Every time that I passed them in the attic of our old house, I wondered how we would burn them as we don’t have any candlestick holders that size. Then, when Mark was about to pack them to move to DC, I said that we should just throw them out. Fortunately, he didn’t listen to me, and I just ran across them as I slowly unpack our basement.
I’ve decided that I cannot have these cluttering up our basement for years to come, only to come across them every three months and wonder when, if ever, they will be burned. So I’ve decide to make the candlestick holders myself. It took longer than I thought it would to find a suitable wooden base. I wanted something interesting, not fussy, but low to the ground as these candles are very tall. I finally ended up at Micheal’s and got a couple wooden spheres with a flat base, and a couple small rectangles all made out of wood.
I then took my drill and made a hole about a half an inch deep into the top of the spheres and then glued the flat part of the sphere onto the rectangular base.
Tomorrow, I am planning on making milk paint for the first time! Regular paint has all sorts of toxins and nasty fumes to it, milk paint is made of three things: milk, hydrated lime, and pigment. I’ve always wanted to try it, and am looking forward to the results. Check back tomorrow and see how my candlestick holders turn out!