Enjoy the craft.
By Crafty Billie from Stockton, CA
Editor's Note: This would be also good for burning wooden recipe boxes.
Absolutely beautiful! I didnt think that this would be something I could do, but your instructions sound super easy. Thanks, I just may have to try this.
Great idea! You did a great job. I have worked with rustic wood for many years and i make all sorts of boxes for the local farmers market.
If you ever want to age a new piece of wood then get some white cider vinegar and steel wool. Soak the steel wool in vinegar and then start rubbing the wood. It will gray up the color to different levels depending on type of wood.
I made one for the first granddaughter when she was in the 2nd grade. Now the second granddaughter wanted one so I couldn't refuse her. Make a cute wood jewelry stand to hang necklaces and put your rings on so you know where to find them.
Approximate Time: 3 hours.
Collect your supplies.
By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH
Beautiful, I'll have hubby try to make one for our daughter.
Use a length of birch wood or paint any piece of wood white. Level the bottom.
Carve out a hole in the top for the glass container. I find my glass candle holders at garage sales, but you can buy them at candle stores. Insert a votive candle.
At this point you can be finished, but I like to add a small amount of scrap scented candle.
Caution: Candle wax is hot when melted and you must carefully handled. Pour it over the votive and you will have a nice scented candle without making a candle if you don't know how.
You are now set for the finishing touches. You might want to give the candle holder as is or you can carve names or initials into the side. Enjoy
By Tedebear from San Jose, CA
Looks kind of dangerous to me. I'd like to see it a little shorter to prevent falling over and catching afire.
I think I would have to agree with the prior post. As pretty as it is I think the candle part you chose looks like it could so easily tip over since the base of it and the hole for it is very tiny. I have however seen the same idea in gift catalogs but they use tea lite candles in round tins for the candle topper which the hole for it is drilled in deeper which lessons risk of tipping over causing a fire, pretty idea though.
I am looking for small wooden ladders, 6-18 inches, and also miniature oak trees. If I cannot buy same does anyone have a creative way I could make same? I have searched Hobby Lobby and Michaels.
By Joann from NC
You could probably make some small wooden ladders with popsicle sticks and craft glue that you can purchase at a hobby store. For the trees collect some small branches and tie them together to look like trees.
You could try a pet store in the bird department and possibly locate a wood ladder or do an online dollhouse catalog search. If all else fails, you can always make one inexpensively from scrap wood and glue and small cutting tools.
Here's one dollhouse link for the oak tree and other items you can view.
Thank you all very much! Why didn't I think of a pet store ? Thank you, thank you, again.
Here are two more ideas for you: look for the accessories that are sold to go along with the ceramic villages (although you might not find them until Christmas time, unless you go to gift shops that carry Dept. 56, Lefton, etc. all year round); also, you might find them in hobby stores that cater to model train fans. The trains are made in several different gauges, so there are accessories in many different sizes to fit the scale of the train sets.
Where can I find free wood projects?
hvactech5 from Virginia Beach, VA
Try these two websites: