Wednesday, January 16, 2013


1. Use it to elevate a moss ball - add some green to a mantel scape. These candlesticks were purchased as-is, except for ribbon and flowers that were hot-glued to them. I like them plain much better.

2. Unite a wall vignette with a table vignette - Position it inside an empty frame. The two compositions will instantly relate to each other.

3. Use it (or three) as a pedestal for a small object
Pumpkins, small cloches, pine cones, gourds, etc. Get creative with your small things! Putting them on a candlestick elevates their interest and importance - literally!

4. Turn a large candlestick into a side table. By adding a larger top, you can have a great table to use anywhere for very little effort. Link to the tutorial above the photo.

5. Add some panache to your kitchen sink area!
Cute bottles are a great thing, but this project brings the whole area up another notch! Link to the tutorial above the photo.

6. Use one or several, stacking plates on top
to make a server for cupcakes, candy, a display for ornaments, etc. There are several variations of this out there - cake stands to multi-tiered examples like this one. I love the way she used mis-matched plates and candlesticks to create this one!

7. Mount a cheese dome on top to create a great-looking cloche! Lauren shows before and after (above) in her tutorial. Believe me, they looked nothing like the final product. Link to her tutorial above the photo.

This is first in a series of SEVEN THINGS or SEVEN WAYS - a new thing for 2013. I hope to show my own new projects along with some older ones, and great examples I find on Pinterest as well.  I've created a folder in Pinterest with ideas, since there are so many clever folks out there! (The world is so much more fun with Pinterest in it!)

For today, and for a project like this, it's OK to not put your light on a stand, and to do something different with it. But after that, please remember to let your light shine!

Word for the Day:
Mark 4:21
And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?
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Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

All great ideas. Thanks.

Kelly said...

Hi Revi,

I found you over at Embracing Change. Love your ideas for candlesticks. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly @

I'm sharing the blog love and becoming your newest follower.

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Revi! Thanks for this compilation of great ideas to use candlesticks for. I have a bunch in the attic that I need to get down and start using in some of the ways that you shared. I look forward to seeing future "7" posts that you have for us in 2013.

Amy Gregson said...

Those are some great tips! Thanks for featuring my cupcake stand.

~ Liz ~ said...

So cute and such great ideas. You have so many cool candle sticks. I have candlestick envy.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Great ideas Revi!
Especially love the cloche

Tammy said...

Great ideas! May have to use one! Pinning it! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Stacey said...

Very nice ideas - I use the pumpkin one myself and I love that!
Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations Party!
Stacey at Embracing Change

Jann Olson said...

Great ideas Revi. 7 just happens to be one of my lucky numbers! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Pamela said...

Revi all great ideas! Thanx for sharing at THT.