Guest Post: Cupboard Candle Centerpiece Tutorial

Hi Rae Gun Readers! I’m SO excited to be here today! 
My name is Jamielyn and I blog over at I heart nap time! You can find lots of yummy recipes, tutorials, and lots more. I’d love for you to come by and say hi!
Today I’m going to show you how to make a fun centerpiece for your table -on the cheap! 
candle holder
So my candle was looking pretty bare on my kitchen table… and I decided it was time for a little makeover! Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the before…but just imagine a plain ol’ white candle sitting on a white table… pretty boring if you ask me!
trimming garland
First thing was to wrap the candle with a some garland. I picked up some from Jo-Ann’s on sale for $2. I cut off all of the leaves and threw those out. It was also easier to use smaller pieces when wrapping them around the candle.
wrapping garland
This part was pretty easy, all you need is a hot glue gun. I basically just started wrapping the garland around the candle and glued every few inches. Once I was all the way around I looked for spots that looked sparse and filled them in with more garland.
So the candle was done, and it still felt a little lonely. I had been looking for some sort of tray for awhile, but never had any luck. I’ve seen a lot of people do some fun things with old cupboard doors, so I figure I’d give it a shot! I found this cupboard at the Habitat Restore for $2. That place is great for stuff like this!
painting old cupboards
First I spray painted the whole thing white. Then I covered the middle with newspaper and spray painted the edges green. It was a little too green so I distressed the edges a little and added some ralph lauren glaze. making a tray
Then I bought two handles from HL and drilled them in. Black paint works great to cover nails! :)
tray for kitchen table 
Yay now my candle doesn’t look so lonely!!
cute tray 
So there you have it a cheap addition to my kitchen table! I’m really loving the green! :) Now go pick up an old cupboard from your local Habitat Restore and give it a try! Let me know how it goes!
 tray for candle 
 Thanks for having me! It was fun.

-Jamielyn
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