Primitive grubby candles and tray

Started with a long skinny thrift store metal tray ;

I really liked that ‘faux rusty look’ once upon a time.  But I got over it!  Time to update it!  A quick coat of flat black spray paint and a light sanding will do the trick:


It’s not a HUGE difference, yet it looks sooooooooooooooo much better!  Then I just added nine  (because you KNOW it has to be a ODD number!) grubby candles.

You can buy my instructions for how to make your own grubby candles in our Etsy Shop.



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How to make you own grubby candles e-book

Complete instructions for how to make several styles of grubby candles, and additional ideas for other grubby fun stuff.  Perfect for building inventory for your crfaft shows!  Full color pictures in a password protected PictureTrail album will be emailed to you.

4-15-08 NOW INCLUDING:  How to make these almost black grubby ‘dusty’ candles too!

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