I love cruising through all the wonderful projects that are posted on Linky Parties. I find so many amazingly talented people by looking at all the great ideas. The other day I came across JC's Loft and found this awesome idea for candlesticks made from Plastic Easter Eggs. Um, cute right? So I tackled mine over the weekend and wanted to share because they are super easy to do as long as you don't mind measuring and a little drilling.
• I used the unfinished wood discs from the woodworking section at HobLob in two different sizes.
• Dowel Rods (I am not sure how big mine were I just had them in my garage)
• Decorative Easter Eggs-Mine were 6 to a pack from HobLob and I used up 9 of them for 2 sticks
• Paint for the wood pieces
• Drill and bits
• Glue-I used E6000 in the holes before I put in the dowels.
You are going to drill a hole in the center of your discs but make sure you have them facing the correct direction because I wasted one because I wasn't thinking and drilled into the top instead. Oops
You will also remove the little ribbon from the Easter eggs and drill a hole in the top and bottom so your dowel can go through the eggs. I measured my dowel against my drill bits until I got the right width but you want to make sure you have a tight fit so they don't wiggle around.
I wish I could tell you how tall I cut my dowels but I really just put the amount of eggs I wanted on my dowel and then measure up a 1/2 inch and then sawed off the rest of the dowel. You will want a little bit of dowel at the top so you can stick your top piece onto the dowel.
Paint your discs--both top and bottom for the one that your candle will sit on.
Paint color of your choice. You could easily spray paint these too.
I used the E6000 glue down in the hole and then stuck in the dowel. Then I stacked the eggs on the dowel and then put a little more glue in the hole for the top piece and stuck it to the 1/2 inch of dowel sticking up from the eggs.
Tada....finished with one! Easy right.
There are my two sizes and now it's time for ribbon.
I added a piece of pink polka dot ribbon to the top and the bottom discs--just right around the lip of the disc as you can see.
Aren't they cute?
I couldn't decide exactly where I wanted them to be displayed so I photographed them in several places
before they found a permanent home.
I love those little bunnies from Target!
I found taking photos was difficult on this project so I apologize I don't have pictures of each and every step. If you need more of a detailed tutorial for sure hop over to JC's Loft for her step by step guide.
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