Monday, June 4, 2012

Firecracker Candlesticks

Inspiration struck when I came across these cinnamon stick firecrackers. After perusing my craft shed, I came up with three unfinished candlesticks I had picked up at the craft store and I was on my way with some paint, sandpaper, and dark walnut stain! Then I added some jute for the wicks that my friend, Amy, let me borrow (thanks, Amy!).
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As you can see by the color of the blue paint above and the color below, I squirted some black paint in my blue because it was way too rainbow bright for what I had in mind.
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It wasn’t until after I painted and got everything stained that I realized I could pop those metal things out in the candles, lol =/
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Finished pieces before sanding and staining…
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Annnddd after sanding and staining and hot gluing the wicks in =) Oh and when you can’t find your itty bitty paint brush to paint stars…use a toothpick!







Hope y’all like them as much as I do! Now I just need to drag out all my other summer d├ęcor and actually get it put up :/
Until next time!













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18 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Would you be willing to link up this post to my Red, White, Blue & You Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you share your ideas! Thanks, Michelle
    http://www.michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-white-blue-you-holiday-link-party.html

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! And thanks for the invite. I'm all linked up =)

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  2. How fun! I love 4th of July decor! YOurs is great!

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  3. I am so making these. I am a new Linky follower.

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    1. Thank you, Creative Lady =) They were a fun craft!

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  4. I love the designs you put on them! Unique and so 4th of July!

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  5. so fun!! i love how they turned out!!

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I really love them =)

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  6. They look great! I am sure you will put them to great use come July 4th.

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    1. Thank you =) And thanks again for the feature! This week my hubby's going on a business trip so I'm going to get all my "girly" stuff done ;) which includes A LOT of crafting, lol!

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  7. These are absolutely wonderful! Just love em!

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  8. So fun! I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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