Friday, November 27, 2015

12 Days of Christmas, Day 7, Candy Cane Holder

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Today's 12 days of Christmas (that I had the goal of being done with by Thanksgiving--ho, hum!) is a special one because it is also part of Project Challenge--bloggers creating something with the same material.

This month's challenge was to use beadboard.  
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I created an industrial style candy cane holder.

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Growing up we kept candy canes by the door for guests.  I have enjoyed carrying on that tradition in my home.

I started with three pieces (cut 17" long) of tongue and groove beadboard.  I painted two pieces red and one white and  joined them together by nailing them to another board. After a little sanding, I used a clear finish on the beadboard. 
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Using plumber's tape and a dowel, I created candy cane holders by screwing the metal tape onto the beadboard.  This was very quick and easy.  I cut the tape with tin snips when I got to the end.  Be careful, it is sharp!
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I hung mine on the inside of my entry door and added a cute ho, ho, ho sign that a friend gave me.
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Now, check out the other great beadboard projects.


8 comments:

  1. I SO love this and can't wait to make one. Simply adorable!!!

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  2. Hi Becky, what a sweet tradition to put out candy canes for your guests!!!! I bet everyone in your family is going to want a candy cane holder now!!! This is truly so creative!!!!

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  3. Becky I love this so much! What a great idea and tradition - love the industrial touch of the metal too!

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  4. What a sweet tradition and this is so festive in red and white! The idea of using the dowel with the plumbers tape is genius! My head is spinning with ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. This idea is just beyond clever and so super cute!!! I just love how you striped the beadboard to mimic the candycanes! Great job!!

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  6. Such a great idea and a neat way to hang them.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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