Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Make it: Ikea Hack Gothic Candelabra

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Make it: Ikea Hack Gothic Candelabra
from the Medieval Lights episode of Creative Juice

Check out this transformation: we give a modern IKEA candelabra a gothic new look straight from medieval times.

Materials:
Candelabra
Large pattern lace trim
Scissors
Small paint roller
Silver and black craft paint
Hot glue and glue gun
Jewel glue
Large rhinestones
Chain
Wire
Wire cutters
Round-nosed pliers

Steps:
1. Wrap the lace around the edge of the candelabra. Leaving some overlap, cut the lace to fit around the edge.

2. Working on a piece of wax paper, tape down the ends of the lace to secure them. Mix the silver metallic paint with a little black paint for a gunmetal look. Paint the lace with the small paint roller. Allow the paint to dry, flip over the lace and repeat on the other side.

3. Add rhinestones to the lace using jewel glue. Allow the glue to dry.

4. Every candelabra is different, so play with lengths of chain draping in different places along the candelabra. Attach the chain by inserting wire through the end link and wrapping it around the candelabra base. If your candelabra has loops for hanging crystals, these can be used to attach chain.

5. Once the rhinestones on the lace are dry, add dots of hot glue to a small section of back of the lace. Press on the edge of the candelabra rim. Continue gluing in small sections at a time.

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