Spring is HERE!

March 23rd, 2015 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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I used the lids to old crown jars, with the glass in them to sit the candles in . This way, if the wax dripped, it would collect in there instead of melting all over the barnboard and making a mess.
You can barely see it here - but to adhere the spring to the board, I simply drilled a tiny little hole on each side of the spring and used some thin wire. Wrapped it around and secured it on the underside.
I sort of fell in love with photographing this piece. It was just so interesting to see through the lens.
I also used some old pulls from a dresser as little handles on each end of the piece. So it can be moved around easily when needed.
The difference between an unfinished piece of barnboard and a finished piece. I simply used polyurethane for this. I love how it brings out the colour, richness and beauty of a dried up old piece of board.
I used the lids to old crown jars, with the glass in them to sit the candles in . This way, if the wax dripped, it would collect in there instead of melting all over the barnboard and making a mess.

I used the lids to old crown jars, with the glass in them to sit the candles in . This way, if the wax dripped, it would collect in there instead of melting all over the barnboard and making a mess.


It's an easy looking little project. I added quite a few tiny elements to change it up and make it a bit more interesting. The mason jar lids, poly and little pull handles. But I think what I loved most about this piece was the photoshoot. Each time I brought the camer to my eye, the shot was perfect. In every direction and angle. That doesn't happen a lot with photoshoots. I usually have to take a million pictures and go through them for an hour to find the right shot.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Springing for a centrepiece
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Comments (4)

Resurrections writes: The rustic wood contrasts beautifully with the smooth candles. I've made a similar candle holder except I've placed a glass or ceramic insulator (that is, the telephone pole or power pole variety) into the top of the spring upside down, then put the candle into the insulator. Posted: 9:03 pm on March 28th
gadgetsponge writes: Great, simple, design and I bet the shadows that the springs would cast would be pretty cool too! Posted: 7:43 pm on March 22nd
CottageElements writes: So-so-so cute! Love how simple this is.

Lani Posted: 7:33 am on March 20th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Sweet, simple and not fussy looking. I love it!

~Marge Posted: 7:16 am on March 20th
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