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!
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