croquet mallet heads repurposed as candlesticks

We’re all about wood crafts these days.  Those of you who have been following along know that I have amassed quite a stash of vintage wooden croquet sets from flea markets, auctions and tag sales. 

There’s an expression “nose to tail” in cooking that refers to using the whole animal, and that’s what we plan to do with the croquet sets.  But for now….mallet heads.  Gorgeous, fading paint-covered mallet heads.  After a quick brainstorm with liz from sticks & bricks, we decided the heads wanted to become candle holders.  So, with the addition of some reclaimed wood as a base, that is exactly what they have become.

candlestick holder resting on repurposed yardstick side table

cool, gigantic drill bit to tuck the candles into the mallet heads

We are envisioning a two-part candlestick holder workshop….stay tuned!
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