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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
Enjoy the craft.
By Crafty Billie from Stockton, CA
Editor's Note: This would be also good for burning wooden recipe boxes.
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
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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: