Before you think I’m suddenly obsessed with all things candles, I had some chair legs left over from the DIY Scandinavian-inspired candle holders last week, so I thought what better to do than make some cute mini people with them!
You know I love a 5 minute DIY and these are so easy to make it seems almost silly to even put steps, but I took some cute pictures to share so here goes…
Wooden chair legs (you can buy them from your local hardware store – mine even came sanded!)
A bowl of water to wash you brushes
These wooden chair legs are what make this DIY so easy. Mine came pre-drilled with a perfect candle sized hole as well. Trust me, they make you look like an awesome woodworker without lifting a tool.
Step 01: If you aren’t confident with the face design, draw it lightly in pencil first.
Step 02: Paint your hair first and wait for it to dry. Add another coat to give your candle holder a lovely rich colour.
Step 03: Paint your face on using a nice fine brush.
Step 04: Leave your candle holders to dry overnight.
You could add a layer of varnish if you wanted a glossier look.
They are so adorable don’t you think?
I can’t wait to use mine on the mantle and watch their cute little face glowing in the candle light.