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.
I created an industrial style candy cane holder.
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.
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!
I hung mine on the inside of my entry door and added a cute ho, ho, ho sign that a friend gave me.
Now, check out the other great beadboard projects.