PIPE DREAM: How To Make Industrial Candle Holders

My craft projects have not ended for the year, but I could not tell you about this one in particular because it was a Christmas present for a good friend. Now that the gift has been received, I can tell you how to make these for yourself!

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I have noticed that “Industrial Decor” is making its way into homes everywhere, and I am jumping in with great enthusiasm on the love of pipe! It’s a Pipe Dream, for sure!

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MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Six (6) 1/2″ Black Floor Flanges
  • Three (3) 1/2″ Steel Pipe Nipples (in three different lengths, 3″, 4″, and 5″)
  • That’s all that you need, simple, eh?

Just take one floor flange and screw in one of the nipples to it, and make sure it is going in straight, otherwise your candle stick will be crooked. Then add another floor flange to the top!  (I thought it looked like a mini barbell.) Make sure when adding the floor flange that you place the flat part of the flange on bottom, and then again the flat part on the top. The pillar candle will sit upon the flat top.

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Repeat these easy steps for the next candle holder, and so on. Now, just add your favorite pillar candle on top! You have just created your very first Industrial Pipe Project.

This was an easy project to make. The hardest part was actually finding the pieces in the hardware store, since we found out the hard way that people do not return pipe pieces to the box they pulled them out of! So my suggestion to you is, attach your pipe pieces together while you are in the store first, just to make sure your pipe sizes are the correct ones!

By the way, Hillary, the recipient of these Industrial Pipe Candle Holders loved them a lot and they are now on display on her entryway table! It’s a Christmas gift that she will never forget!

 

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6 thoughts on “PIPE DREAM: How To Make Industrial Candle Holders

  1. While they’d not go well with my decor, I appreciate your ingenuity Val. I imagine they are heavy as heck too. Might it be “Val, under the Christmas tree, with the candlestick?” (a guess for the win in the game of CLUE), LOL

    • Yes, the candle sticks were a little weighty but not too bad. They could most definitely be used in the game of Clue, as it always turns out that the butler did it with the candlestick! LOL

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