Easter Candle Holder – Guest Post by JCs Loft
Hi guys! My name is Paula and I’m visiting you today from JC’s Loft. I am a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful and precious little boys named Jake and Cole. Which is how I came up with my blog name. J is for Jake and C is for Cole. My “office” is in a loft that is outside of their room so JC’s Loft seemed appropriate for a blog name.
You can usually find me blogging about fabulous ways to decorate on a budget. I LOVE finding a way to decorate for the Holidays on next to nothing. Easter is no exception. So when I finished these amazingly cheap but chic Egg Candlesticks I knew I had to share my tutorial with you CSI readers…enjoy!
If you want to learn how to make these cuties then keep reading!
- Plastic Eggsplastic eggs (I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby)
- 2 Small round pieces of wood per candlestick. One will be used as the base and the other as the top to your candlestick (I used the smallest circular wood you can buy from Hobby Lobby).
- 3/16th Dowel Rod (I would suggest using a bigger dowel rod for more support…didn’t realize that until I was finished!)
- 3/16th and 7/32nd Drill bits
- Spray Paint
Step 1. I purchased egg ornaments so my first step was to remove the bow and loop of ribbon.
Step 2. Use a 7/32nd drill bit to drill a hole in the center of the top and bottom of the egg. How many eggs you need to drill depends on how high you want your candlesticks to be.
Step 3. Use a 3/16th drill bit and drill a 1/2 inch deep hole into the top of your wood piece/bases. You will need two of these per candlestick.
Step 4. Insert dowel rod into the hole you drilled in the base. Next slide eggs onto dowel rod to desired height. Leave a 1/2 inch dowel rod sticking out of the top egg and cut off the rest.
Repeat steps 3 & 4 as many times as needed to make the bases for your candlesticks. I choose to make 3 different heights as shown above.
Step 5. Glue the cut off dowel rods into your bases.
Step 6. Paint your bases and tops (not shown), let dry.
Step 7. Slide your eggs onto the base.
Step 8. Glue the top of your dowel rod into another circular piece of wood that you have drilled a hole into.
Bunch together on your Easter Tablescape with some pretty candles…
and stand back to admire your work! If you love my Starburst Egg Mirror in the background or my Egg Place Card Holders on the table come visit JC’s Loft to see how I made them.
Thank you to the CSI Gals for having me over today! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Have a fabulous rest of your day…XOXO Paula