Just because money is scarce, it doesn’t mean Jack B. Nimble should have to give up his death-defying hobby.
Likewise, your lovely home doesn’t have to go to shambles. Luckily, for just about three bucks you can class up your abode and give Jack something to jump about. It’s time for a new set of DIY candlesticks!
Don’t worry, you won’t need any crystal cutting skills or silversmithing experience. Just foam board and a sharp x-acto knife (also, paper, scissors, and a pencil are handy).
Got ’em? Great. Let’s go!
Step one: Make a candlestick pattern. Fold a piece of paper in half, draw half a candlestick (along the seem) and cut it out for a perfectly symmetrical candlestick pattern. (not feeling designy? no prob. here, use my pattern: candlestick pdf).
Step two: Trace that shape onto a piece of foam board four times. (We’re making a set of two candlesticks here, and you need two halves to make each whole).
Step three: Cut it out! Well, cut them out… the four candlestick shapes. Here’s where having a sharp x-acto knife come in handy.
Step four: Cut a 1/4 inch slit out of the top half of two of your candlestick pieces and the bottom half of the other two. Like so:
Step five: Assemble away! Just slip together piece one and piece two. Voilá. Lovely!
Now just put in some beautiful candles (i got mine at a dollar store, where they were two for a dollar).
In just a matter of minutes you can have your very own fancy-pants candlesticks! Also, these candlesticks make wonderful gifts. You can even disassemble them and send them through the mail to a far away friend!
p.s. If you try this out, email me photos, or post a link to your photos in the comments. I’d love to see them!