Thrift Shop Makeover Funnel Twine Holder

I purchased this sort of dated, wooden candle holder at a thrift shop for $2.99. First, I removed the candle cup with a screwdriver.  I painted the candle holder with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White", and wet distressed the piece.

Now to make a hole!  Easy, right?  No not really...

Not having a drill bit large enough to make a hole for a funnel  tip to fit through posed a problem.  My husband said I needed a spade bit.  He took it out to the garage and tried to ream the hole larger with a rasp, but the hole got too big and also sort of misshapen.  Actually the hole on one side was almost perfect so I turned the wood piece over and used it as the top. But, I still wasn't happy with the big ugly hole on the bottom, even if it didn't show much.

I was able to find a washer the next day that covered the hole, and also allowed the funnel tip to go through.  I glued the washer on with E6000, and let it dry overnight.

I painted the washer and distressed it so the repair wasn't so obvious.

Candle Holder/Funnel Twine Holder www.organizedclutter.net
I added a metal tag at the top that says "Imagine" with a small nail.  The tag is from the Tim Holtz craft collection.

Candle Holder/Funnel Twine Holder www.organizedclutter.net
Have you seen the funnel string holders on Pinterest?  Most of funnels are just hanging on a nail on the wall or garden shed to keep twine handy.

Candle Holder/Funnel Twine Holder www.organizedclutter.net
Mine is a little fancier.

Candle Holder/Funnel Twine Holder www.organizedclutter.net
My twine holder is made from a funnel and a thrift shop, dated candle holder





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10 comments:

  1. That is so flipping adorable! Sharing!

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  2. How you think of these things, I will never know....but it is so cute!

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  3. Well that is just wonderfully clever Carlene! You always come up with the most creative stuff! Love that you added the washers too!

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  4. Yes, sometimes round holes are a challenge but your creative fix turned out really nice. So creative and handy.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  5. Ohhhhhhh. You make me feel so ordinary. You are in a class all your own, Carlene! Every project you do is just that much more special!

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  6. Such a cute idea Carlene! Love the rustic feel!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Ingenious idea! How come my thrift store doesn't have cool stuff like you find!?? LOL!!

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