A Candle Holder for the Garden

A Candle Holder for the Garden

A few weeks ago I happened to be in an antique store (I’ll bet you didn’t see that coming!) when I stumbled across this rusted old candle holder. It was only 5 dollars and I thought that it had some potential. If I cleaned it up and repainted it I could put it on our front porch during the growing season with some LED candles. I haven’t added much garden art to the garden as of yet but I thought this would serve to add some light and atmosphere to our front porch.

So after a little bit of sanding with steel wool and a coat of metallic paint here’s what emerged from the rusted old candle holder:

Not too bad for $5 and a can of spray paint!
How do you like to add light to your garden?


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 5 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. Good find, Dave! I actually have a similar candelabra hanging over the cement table under our pergola. But I put pots of sedum where the candles would go.

    Isn't it fun when you come across something like that and make it work in the garden? Looks GREAT!

  2. Good finds for sure, Dave! Happy November and glorious thoughts of spring 🙂

  3. Nice find for sure Dave!

  4. I love to use items like this in the garden. Great price!


  5. SCORE! This is wonderful, I'm curious to see it lit up on your porch. Also, drop by if you would like to try your hand at growing loofah sponges, really easy peasy.

  6. Great find & great job Dave. I've never seen one like that. I too would like to see it lit on your front porch.

  7. I like it a lot Dave—you done good as my grandma use to say. And the price is perfect.

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