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Balusters Turned Candle Holders

Sometimes I end up with random pieces of furniture that I have no idea what to do with. I found these posts awhile back and they just sat in my garage.  I thought maybe they would be the legs for a bench or table or something. I just couldn’t pass them up! Often times I see things I love, but just don’t know quite what to do with them, so they sit in my garage for a week or month until I get piece that speaks to me! Once this guy got talking he didn’t stop, hence… my balusters turned candle holders!
Make your own candle holders from balusters
Make your own candle holders from balusters


Candle Holders

This is an easy project if you have any old wooden poles, chair legs or balusters that are lying around unused. It’s a great way to use up the wood and get a decoration from it. And, candle holders can be quite pricey, depending on where you look. Making these yourself is a simple solution to outweigh the cost of purchasing.

1. To begin, I cut the baluster into 3 pieces. Keep in mind that most balusters are differing in height by at least a few inches, unless you want matching sizes. I wanted each one to be 2 inches taller than the other, making it easier to group the trio together. Yes, I did add a base to the tallest one so it would match the others and be tall enough.

2. After cutting the wood, you can sand these if you want to stain them, or just add primer and paint, depending on the condition of the wood. Milk paint and latex paint are both good options.

3. Remember to sand in between coats with a fine grit sandpaper. You can also use the sandpaper to give the paint a distressed look like I did here. Allow for time to dry and voila!

Make your own candle holders from balusters
They are the perfect addition to my old drawer of books! But, these are also great for staging on a mantle or entry table if you need some added dimension or height.


Make your own candle holders from balusters
Make your own candle holders from balusters
Try making your own candle holders and see how they turn out! They are a great addition to holiday decor!


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  • Shabby chic Sandy

    Very nice–love them! Hope you have a really wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂

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