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BEDPOST CANDLE HOLDERS

Bed Post Candle Holders

My artist buddy, Thom Wilder (OilCanTommy on Instagram), gave me some old wooden bedposts and “hinted” that he envisioned some candle holders for my handmade pillar candles.  Time to get to work…

Bed Post Candle Holders

I cleaned them up, attached small wooden squares with inverted nails (to hold the candles in place)…

Bed Post Candle Holders

And added some black paint…

Bed Post Candle Holders

I made palm wax pillar candles and placed them on top…

Bed Post Candle Holders

We now have a great set of candle holders.  And the best part is, we  repurposed the bedposts!

Bed Post Candle Holders

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU BOTTLE CAPS…

9-Painted Caps

I learned how to make these bottle cap charms from my good friend, Thom Wilder.  He creates some of the most incredible hand-made jewelry I’ve ever seen.  Follow OilCanTommy on Instagram to see his work.

I use regular bottle caps…

1-Bottle Caps

And pound them with a hammer until they are flat…

2-Smashing Caps

Then I torch them to remove all the paint…

4-Torching Caps

They will look like this…

7-Raw Caps

Then I paint them with enamel paint…

8-Painting Caps

Once they are baked in the oven, they are ready to be attached to my candles…

Finished Candles2

Finished Candles

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