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Pipe fitting candle holders tutorial | DIY Decor & Inspiration

I get inspired from many places, lately one of my inspirations has come from This Old House magazine.  I have been getting the magazine for years, and I keep just about every one of them on my book shelf, and refer back to them often for inspiration in many home related areas.

I love candles.  I have especially always loved scented candles on  my stove, and obsessively need to have one lit while cleaning my house , or else,  I can’t clean!   Although I love candles, I have always kind of , sort of, had a thing against taper candles.  Why?  I have no idea.  There is no reason in particular, except for maybe I could never find candle holders for taper candles that fit my style, and weren’t too ‘fancy’ for my rustic country-cottage style of interior design.    This past month, I was reading This Old House magazine , when just a couple of pages in, I saw a photo of candle holders for taper candles, that were created out of pipe fittings, and I knew this was something I had to create!    Below is my step by step tutorial on how you too, can make your own Pipe Fitting Candle Holders!

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Project: Pipe fitting taper candle holders

Time: 1-2 hours (most time is dry time between coats of spray paint)

Cost: $50 (includes cost of Pipe Fittings, spray paint & candles)

Supplies: Pipe Fittings, spray paint , taper candles.

Level: Beginner

Steps:

Step 1:  Visit your local hardware store and pick up several different pieces of pipe fittings.   You can use different pieces than I have used to be creative and make your candle holders your own and unique!   You will for sure need  fittings with floor flanges which will serve as the bases of your candle holders.

Step 2: Wash pipe fittings ! This is a very important step.   I had to remove price/store stickers from all of the fittings,  Next I placed them in a sink full of hot soapy water and let them soak for a few minutes, then scrubbed them clean and let them completely dry.   This step is to rid them from any grease or build up, so the spray paint can stick.

Step 3:  Assemble your pipe fittings how you like, to create 4 taper candle holders (or more if you desire).  Screw them together tightly.

Step 4;   Place your assembled candle holders onto a piece of cardboard, or a paint drop cloth and proceed to spray paint each holder all the way around, top to bottom, side to side.   It is important to make slow, soft , thin strokes with the spray paint to reduce any drips.  Repeat this process one more time, after the first coat of spray paint has dried.  I used Rustoleum dark bronze Hammered spray paint.

Step 5; Your project is complete!  Once the candle holders are dry, place them on a table for a beautiful centerpiece!   You may need to chisel down the bottom of your taper candles to fit correctly into the pipe fittings.  I just used a small knife for this step.

If you aren’t feeling like this is a project you would like to tackle but want to have Endless Acres Farmtiques create you your own set of Pipe fitting candle holders, please contact Kelly at endlessacres @ live.com .

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Below are some more detailed photos of my pipe fitting candle holders, enjoy.

Thanks for reading,

~Kelly

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Pipe Fitting Candle Holders Tutorial by Endless Acres Farmtiques www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

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Upcycled Junk Christmas Tree | DIY Upcycle

Junk Tree by Endless Acres Farmtiques

Last week while browsing around some of my favorite DIY Blogs, I came across a wonderful junk tree over at Beyond The Picket Fence and was inspired to create my own!   I set out to the machine shed to dig up some wood pieces, for the backing , I also grabbed two smaller pieces of scrap wood to hold the pieces of barn board together.   I simply nailed in the two smaller boards at the top and bottom of the barn board pieces, in 4 different places for a good hold.

Junk Tree by Endless Acres Farmtiques

I laid out all of my salvaged tools & items that I found while rummaging around my own ‘junk’ piles & at a local Flea Market.  I used the same small nails to hold the items in place.  Note, that I did not have to nail through any of the tools, if you look close you can see I just used the nails to hold up, or anchor the items.

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I love how my junk tree turned out, and it is now happily hanging in my living room, ready to greet my Christmas guests with its unique charm and history.      The barn board came from a barn in Southern Wisconsin that was built in 1888 &  was recently torn down.  I really enjoy upcycling and repurposing old junk, and barn boards  as well.   There is something so special to me, to look at something I created , and to have that something give me a warm feeling and fill my heart with joy knowing that I in my own little way brought the junk and barn boards back to life, if even just for a little while longer.

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Junk Tree by Endless Acres Farmtiques

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Have a beautiful day everyone, thanks for reading!

~Kelly

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Oh Christmas Tree | DIY Vintage Christmas decor

I simply just love this time of year, December is one of my favorite months.  I love the Christmas spirit, I am so thankful for my Savior,  and love everything that comes along with this time of year!

This year, we decided to finally get a real Christmas tree from a small, local place in Caryville, Wisconsin.   I didn’t want just any old Christmas tree stand and skirt, so I looked around my house to see what I could come up with, and, below you will see the final results of my creativity this Christmas, I hope you enjoy!

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I used an old potato bin to place the Christmas tree in, the tree stand fit right inside of it , so it worked out great.   The front of the bin, was a bit plain for me, so I looked around for something to place on it, and came across my Grandpa’s old fold up tape measure, shaped it into a star and hung it from the front of the potato bin.  I think it adds the perfect touch.

I wasn’t going to add a tree skirt, but the more I looked at it, the more I decided, it really needed one, every tree does!  I didn’t have one in the house, and didn’t want to go spend money on one, so I looked around again , with my creative eyes all ready to turn anything into a tree skirt, when I came across a new paint drop cloth, and instantly knew, I had a new tree skirt!

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What is a Christmas tree without some cute little vintage trucks tucked underneath it?!  I love old trucks, (real ones and toy ones 😉 )

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I hope you enjoyed my Christmas tree photos !   I will be posting several other junk related Christmas decor ideas over the next week, so make sure you Follow my blog by clicking the ‘Follow’ button on the right column near the top.   You can also follow and like Endless Acres Farmtiques on Facebook & Twitter.

Have a beautiful weekend everyone & remember to keep your eyes open to upcycling, reusing, and seeing things in a different way.  There is art everywhere you look,  once you start seeing things differently, you will be opened up to a whole new wonderful world of Upcycling!

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Thanks for reading & Merry Christmas,

~Kelly

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