These elegant DIY concrete candlestick holders for fall decor are a great way to decorate your fireplace mantle or table. They can even double as Christmas decorations.
I get amused when I make things with cement and realize there is only one brand and type of plastic container that will work perfectly for my project. I get downright stubborn about using anything else when I get it stuck in my head that no other size or shape will do.
This, of course, people would tell me is ridiculous- (I disagree) :0]. It’s an affliction, I swear it is. I could probably put out twice as many tutorials if I didn’t get so dang hung up on these things. So what am I talking about?
Smartwater bottles, of course! My poor husband always gets put on the mission of running around town for these very specific needs of mine.
What happens is that I horde away every plastic container I ever use. They go into plastic bins and are then sorted by shape, and soon they will be further categorized by size because the collection is GROWING.
And though I have countless plastic containers, it’s not uncommon for me to only have one of a certain size or shape, that I “decide” is perfect.
So I’ll run a test and if that holds true, then I’m going to need back ups because I will need to revise the tutorial, or in the case of these Fall Candlestick Holders, I’ll need a pair of them.
The good news is that these Smartwater bottles are readily available at most places, at least everywhere I’ve lived on the east coast- and I have lived in just about every east coast state. I’m guessing since Coca-Cola makes them, you can find them throughout the US.