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Jul.Christmas.Noel

not a creature was stirring.

This is my last  candle display project

for 2013, and it’s my favourite.

I got to use power tools!

Well, the drill at least.

After hand sawing two houses

I was persuaded to let my neighbour finish the rest.

He has a circular saw.

 
 
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To make your own

set of tenement cheer all you need is

wood, paint 

(& brush)

candles, saw

and

drill.

 

re: wood

Any old planks of wood will do.

 
 
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My largest wood house

measures 7 x 7 x 8 cm and the smallest 4 x 4 x 5.5 cm

Nothing too big

as you can see.

To drill my candle holes, I used a 10mm drill bit.

 

With the sawing & drilling is out of the way,

all there’s left to do is the

painting & decorating.

 
 
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To paint my houses,

I used black Chalkboard paint.

It’s surprising fast drying.

By the time you

have finished painting your last house

(I made nine in total).

The first house is ready for it’s second coat.

 
 
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To decorate,

I chalked up a window or two.

(keeps things simple)

When they are all lined and lit up, they look

wonderful.

I could easily reference

It’s a wonderful life

but

I have already gone down

Clement Clarke Moore’s street.

 SO

 
 
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1 Comment on Jul.Christmas.Noel – not a creature was stirring

  1. Kate
    December 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm (4 years ago)

    What a clever idea. I love these. Merry Christmas!

    Reply

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