Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DIY: Candle Holder

I was wandering through Target the other day (let's be honest, I wander through Target most days) and came across this wooden "beer paddle" in the dollar section.  What?  Why would anyone want an unstable little piece of wood to carry bottles of beer?

But while it might be a terrible way to carry your beer, it looked like an excellent way to display some sparkly tea lights:

You need:
- One beer paddle
- Two contrasting colors of paint (I used a light mint and gold)
- A small brush

First I painted two coats of mint over the entire paddle.  Yes, this is mint colored paint, even though it looks white.

After letting it dry (about 30 minutes), I then used the gold to fill in the recessed circles.

And voila!  Project complete, leading the boyfriend to believe you did something productive with your Sunday and didn't just lay around watching reruns of Parks and Rec for hours and hours.

What would you do with a beer paddle?

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  1. fromproseccotoplaidApril 17, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    LOVE this! What a great idea! xo, Julie

    from prosecco to plaid

  2. Good idea! I love these simple little DIYs :D

  3. What a great and fun DIY. Love how it came out.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. I do a lot of candle work and can never find a perfect sized candle holder, so all of the wax drips away! This is realy cool and you made it sound super easy.

    Also, I love the name of your blog. It made me lol. Would you like to follow each other?


  5. I love this DIY! Very cute, this would be perfect for either my office or living room.


  6. Great idea! Although I don't know where I would find one of those paddles in England x

  7. Cute and creative!!


  8. You are so insanely smart and creative I would of never thought of this! Ahhh Love!



  9. This is cute! It would make a great housewarming gift!

  10. This is too cute! I usually see these when I do "flights" of beer (never got why they were called that anyways), but it's such a great idea to use it to hold tea lights!

  11. Oh ha that makes more sense to use it for a flight. I was picturing someone trying to walk around with four bottles of beer on there and spilling them everywhere.

  12. Good call, maybe I'll stock up on some more ;)

  13. Hmm yes probably tricky. Wouldn't be so hard to make something similar if you had the right tools.

  14. Thanks! I have it in the entryway of my house right now.

  15. oh this is so creative and turned out so cute!! I love it!