Found Objects Candlesticks

5 Materials
2 Hours

This project is part of my Trashy Valentine's Day Decorations. I put it together with items from the recycle bin and things from the junk drawer. It started as sort of a scavenger hunt. I gathered all the potential pieces together and used them as building blocks to make a few different designs. Once I had the shapes I liked I used some glue to hold them together.

The project started with this box of stuff. I had some stone, an empty spool, a small bottle, some empty plastic fruit cups and some other junk.

I used some E6000 glue and hot glue to hold the pieces together.

Once the pieces where glued together they looked like this. I was actually a little surprised how sturdy / stable they turned out.

To finish the candlesticks I sprayed them with a coat of silver spray paint.

The last step was to add a little decoration so I used more E6000 glue and some silver beads as the finishing touch.

You can see the whole process in the attached video.

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1 question
  • Erin
    on Feb 18, 2019

    Are they weighted enough not to fall over?

    • Geanann
      on Mar 21, 2019

      also maybe use empty thread spools since your recycling

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  • Margaret
    on Mar 3, 2019

    I love this! A true upcycler. You took things people would throw away and made them into something beautiful. Very clever!

  • Kat Rogers
    on Mar 4, 2019

    BRLLIANT WORK~ I love your candle holders!

    I am an Avid Upcycler~ I always feel good when I can avoid adding more garbage to our planet, and I don't have easy access to a recycling facility. However, I fear that my apartment might lead strangers to surmise that I have hoarding tendencies.😆 I have made a couple of plant stands using large plastic Pellegrino bottles, and they're not only cute but useful, too.

    Thanks for sharing!

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