Hello! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest blog post. This is a quick an easy DIY for Christmas — yes, it does involve a little work with power tools and paint but it’s super easy and super fun!
For this project, I used my three favorites from Ryobi. I like to call these my trio. I use these three tools in combo for most of my DIYs and would be lost without them!
In fact, I would like to take this terrific trio and make is a quartet LOL These three could really use an air nailer on their team! 😉 Christmas is coming…
Anyway, back to the project. I had these scrap pieces of 4×4 kicking around from when we redid our fence this past summer.
I thought it would be great to chop these down and make them into candle holders!
I used my sliding miter saw to cut them into three uneven heights.
Then, to smooth up the edges, I used my palm sander.
Once that was done, it was time to paint!
I used this really cool paint from DecoArt called Vintage Effect Wash. I love this stuff, it’s almost like a stain. It lets the grain of the wood show through.
Isn’t that super pretty?
I wanted to do each candle holder different so I painted the smaller one an off-white color and then went on top of it with my favorite — Grey Wax from Country Chic Paint.
I also jazzed this one up with a little bit of decor that I got from Dollar Tree.
I painted the tallest one the same red from DecoArt (Vintage Effect Wash in Red) but this time I did something a little different.
I used painter’s tape and I taped it off like this:
After I had the painter’s tape on, I went over it with Country Chic Paint in Sunday Tea.
You can watch how this is done in the live broadcast that I did on our store’s page, Gracie’s Place.
I got cut off during my live so the rest of the video continues here:
To make the tea lights sit nicely in the top of the wood, I used a spade bit with my Robi drill to hollow out a hole in the top of the wood. If you use a 1.5″ spade drill bit a standard tea light will fit in the hole.
The end result?
What do you guys think? Pretty, right?
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