I have jumped on the candlestick craft bandwagon! I love love love the Joy plaques that Whitney from Shanty2Chic did here:
I really wanted to make some, but I need some decor that is not so seasonal. I thought and thought, and decided to spell out Family on mine. I searched Michael's high and low to find the round plaques for the base of the candlesticks. I counted, shopped, painted, and was all ready to start the burlap, when I realized that I was 1 plaque short! I felt like a total idiot. My husband kept asking me how many of the 2x6 boards I needed cut, and I kept telling him 5. He gave me a funny look but never corrected me. He is a sweet man, but he totally dogged me on that one... It took me FOREVER to get out and buy the supplies for the last plaque. Once I did and got it all painted, it went quickly. I cut the burlap, tacked it on, and stenciled letters that I cut with my Cricut. I love that little thing! Anyway, after it was all done, I was happy with it, but not in love. I kept thinking that Whitney's was cuter with the bells hanging from it, but couldn't decide on a non-seasonal item to add to mine.
I am still thinking about it, but now that I have looked at Whitney's again, I really feel like mine would be so much better if I distressed them like hers.
After that, I'm still not sure about an accessory. Any ideas? Pretty please?