DIY Antler Candle Holder
I bought this antler from a thrift store for 2 euros. I like it when antlers are used in home decor and this antler happened to just wait for me to buy it and make something out of it.
So I did just that, after a while of research of different uses for antlers in decor. I found antlers used as wall hooks, candle holders and just as a decorative item, either natural color or painted white or different colors. I thought that the shape of my antler could be perfect for making a candle holder. So after an afternoon of work, this is how it looks finished:
So nice isn’t it! I’m quite proud of how it turned out!
Here’s how I made it:
First I needed something to place the candle on. I used a piece from the candlestick that was left from my industrial table lamp. I used a piece of sandpaper and a knife (yes, the knife is all mine and has even my name carved on it :)) to make it sit nicely on the antler.
Then I used some brown acrylic paint to sort of “stain” the antler darker. I used a damp sponge to apply a thin layer of paint. This made the antler look so much better and because the original texture shows through the paint, it looks very natural too. I also painted the candlestick piece with chalkboard paint to make it matte black. I think it almost looks like cast iron this way. After painting I drilled a hole to the antler and attached the candlestick piece to the antler with a screw. After that it was all done! Here’s some more pictures of the finished candle holder:
This candle holder makes me think of autumn and all of those dark, cosy evenings with candle light… Something to look forward isn’t it?