Yesterday we went to visit my mom for her birthday and she sent me home with half a dozen flameless candles that she wasn’t using. Thanks mom!
When we got home and I started unpacking them Eddie asked what we were going to do with them all. I wasn’t quite sure yet. Then I realized I loved the way I had lined them up on the table. I also knew we had some 2×4 scraps from one of his old projects.
Free is my favorite word.
(It really is: free time, free stuff, free speech…. Anyway….)
I took this stuff from the garage:
and set out to make the easiest centerpiece of all time.
Step 1: Stain a piece of wood
Step 2: (after it dries) Put candles on top of it.
I loved the stamps from the hardware store.
I stained it at 9pm and let it dry overnight. I didn’t even bother to stain the bottom.
In the morning all I had to do was add the candles and… voila!
It’s going to look so cute on the farmhouse table I fully intend to build with plans from Knock-off Wood one of these days.
Do you like it? Would you like it better if I told you that this one retails for $69 at Pottery Barn
Once again, as with the book wreath, I actually like my free version better. It has more presence. Sorry, PB. I’m not spending $69 for your piece of wood (Ok, so it has hardware, maybe I’ll steal your idea later. That might make mine cost $5) Oh. Pottery Barn also wants me to pay an additional $24 for votive candles. And shipping. I think I’m ok with saving $100 and skipping the hardware for the time being. If you make something similar you could do votives instead, but I love the flameless concept with my little monkeys running around.