Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Does Dad have an autographed baseball he treasures from years ago? Use Krylon paint, a candlestick, and some vintage baseball paper to create a pedestal to showcase his special memento.
- Wooden candlestick, 9” tall
- Wooden 6” square, 1/8” thick
- Vintage baseball paper
- Black Rub-on alphabet letters
- Black electrical tape
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paint: Flat Ruddy Brown, Gloss Black
- Krylon Short Cuts Gloss Red Pepper Brush-on Paint
- Découpage medium
- Craft glue
scissors, ruler, paintbrush, sandpaper, soft cloth, newspaper (to cover work surface)
(Note: Allow paint to dry before applying next color.)
Follow manufacturer’s instructions to spray paint candlestick Ruddy Brown.
Using photo as guide, paint candlestick cup top and bottom edge, top edge of center section, and base Red Pepper.
To create bat handle grip, wrap electrical tape around upper portion of center candlestick section as shown in photo.
Cut 2” corner from wooden square (home plate). Sand rough edge; wipe with soft cloth. Spray paint entire square Black; let dry.
Trace home plate on back of vintage baseball paper. Draw line 1/8” inside tracing line; cut on inside line. Apply rub-on letters to paper edge to spell “home” as shown. Adhere baseball paper to home plate using découpage medium; let dry.
Adhere candlestick to center of home plate.
by Colette George for Krylon (www.krylon.com)