Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vintage Jello Mold Candle Holders

Vintage jello molds and thrift store candle holders were a perfect combination
to create a set of farmhouse candle holders.


We've all seen them at thrift stores - outdated wood candle holders.
I normally buy them, when I find them for a really good price
and just put them in my stash until inspiration strikes.


When I ran across these vintage jello molds at a garage sale 
I, kindof, had a plan for them.
It involved some of the candle holders from my stash.

You can click here to see another project using thrifted candle holders.


I chose three candle holders from my stash to use as pedestal bases for each tin.
I sanded, painted, distressed and waxed each candle holder.


Then I found the center of each tin, marked it and drilled a small hole into each one.


Then, using long wood screws, I screwed the tins onto the bases.


The two larger tins are jello molds that were Made in Germany
and the smaller tin is a fluted tart tin, I believe.


Last year I made a similar project using smaller jello molds that you can see here.

I'm really liking the patina on the tins matched with the shabby bases.
They make perfect candle holders.

Of course, they can be used to display other things too,
like seasonal items - pumpkins, vintage ornaments, nests and eggs. 


What would you use them for?

(P.S. - they are available in the shop here.)


'til next time,
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Linking to:
Vintage Inspiration Party
Lets Talk Vintage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party
Your Turn to Shine

25 comments:

  1. Adina, these are absolutely gorgeous and very shabilicious. I'd love for you to link them up at my Shabbilicious Friday link party at shabbyartboutique.com
    We love all things shabby, vintage, cottage and farrnhouse style.

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    1. Thank you Kerryanne! I'll definitely be visiting on Friday. I'm excited to check it out. Thank you for the invite ;)

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  2. Great idea and so cute!!! Hope you are enjoying your summer.

    Have a blessed day...
    Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sherri! You are such a blessing. Summer is going good so far, hope yours is too.

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  3. Great idea! Would just love to have this post in my "Let's Talk Vintage!" link party... it is perfect! Hop on over if you get a chance. Enjoy your week, Jill

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    1. Thanks Jillian! I'd love to join your link party. I'll be right over.

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  4. I am going to make me some of these...they are just too cute!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to see yours when they are finished!

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  5. Finally, a use for those tarnished molds and 1980s candlesticks that is stunningly attractive. This is good! ~Ginene

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  6. Adina,
    These are so simple, but just so darn cute!

    pinned!

    gail

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  7. I love this idea. Thanks so much for inspiring us at VIParty.

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    1. Thank you Betsy and thank you for hosting such a fun party!

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  8. Adina. I have new tins - any way to make them look old. They a re bright aluminum. Thanks. Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      I haven't ever aged metal myself but here is a link to a post that might help.
      http://www.stonegableblog.com/how-to-age-galvanized-metal/
      Good luck! Thanks for stopping by.
      Adina

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  9. Just popping back to say thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday and to let you know that I'm delighted to be featuring your candle holders at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. Awe, thank yo so much Kerryanne. I'll be sure to drop by tomorrow and share the feature on social media!

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  10. What a fantastic idea for a great candle holder! Love it:-)
    xoxoxo

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  11. These are really cute, Adina! I'll be featuring them at Your Turn To Shine tomorrow. So glad you linked up with us!

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  12. Love these, Adina! I have a weakness for candleholders and these are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at our party :)
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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