Step 1: Materials
For each sconce you want to make (I made 2), you will need...
1 mini decorative wire garden fence (about 8" tall, $0.99 each)
1 candle (got the green-apple scented ones for $0.99 a piece)
5-7 mini cable ties (I got black because the wire fencing is black; I got them at a local small hardware store. You can use electrical tape instead, if you want. The whole pack was $2.79, the electrical tape was $1.69.)
2 frame hangers
2 small nails (A pack of a bunch of hangers/nails was $1.99.)
- Needle-nose pliers
- Scissors (if your pliers can't cut the cable ties or tape)
Step 2: Bend 'er Up.
Step 3: Tie the Triangle Together
Step 4: Make the Base
1. Fold in the "pegs" that would go into the ground (using either pliers or your hands, whatever works best for you) so they form an evenly-spaced wedge within the triangle. (See the photos.)
2. Attach three cable ties:
- One from the edge to a peg
- One from the other edge to the other peg
- One "above" the other two (on the wider side of the wedge).
3. Pull them tight.
....or, feel free to use whatever method you want for this part. Just make sure it's stable enough to hold the candle EVENLY (not crooked: that was the hardest part -- you don't want your candle burning unevenly if you can help it) and that all materials you use are NOT FLAMMABLE because, well, you never know. Cable ties aren't flammable, though they will melt if put directly to flame.
Step 5: Hang 'er Up!
Put the candle in the sconce, light it up, and enjoy!
Note: I did this entire project without my right hand. As you can see from the last picture, it's all bandaged up and kinda useless at the moment. And I am SUPER RIGHT-HANDED.
So if I can do this whole project left-handed, you certainly can manage it with two hands.
These guys are currently in my bathroom, but I might make more for the patio and the living room, too.