Flea Market Christmas
Candle Pedestal and Card DisplayCandle Pedestal
An old kitchen grater with curved ends (reminiscent of a sled runner) makes an unusual stand for a pillar candle or a potted poinsettia. If the grater is rusty and you prefer a clean metal look, restore the metal by applying a commercial rust remover, available at a hardware store.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions to brush on a coat of the liquid rust remover; let it sit (depending on the brand, about 10 minutes), then wash off the chemical.
- Dry the grater well and apply a coat of paste wax to retard new rust.
- If using the grater as a candlestand, choose a fat pillar that burns only in the center to avoid problems with dripping wax.
Place all of the smiling
faces and charming cards that
contribute to the holiday
spirit on a whimsical holder.
An old garden gate serves as an inventive bulletin board for displaying Christmas cards and photos. Simply tuck the cards among the wires in the gate.