Thinking Outside of the Boat!

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I like thinking outside of the box….or boat as the case may be….LOL.  Some friends gave me some fishing rods daring me to come up with a way to repurpose them.  I like a challenge and since fishing rods are shaped similar to candles I wondered if they could be turned into battery operated tealight candlesticks. I think the idea works!

 

It was pretty easy to seperate the fishing rod from the handle with a hacksaw blade. The battery operated tea lights are from Dollar Tree, the votive is about 2″ tall and has a “hammered” copper finish.   I have a roll of cork material so it was easy to unroll it and wrap it around the tea light votive to cut into strips for the tea light cup.  I cut out 3 2″ circles and used hot glue to  attach the 2″ wide cork strip to form a cup.

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After the cork cup was formed, it was decorated with another strip of cork with a brown button in the center.

All that was left was to use hot glue to attach the cork cup to the fishing rod handle! I dropped the battery operated votive into the cork cup and it lifts out to turn it on and off.

 Done!  My faux candlesticks turned out exactly as I hoped!

When I was finished with the makeover I Googled Repurposed Fishing Rod and didn’t find any candlesticks… but I did find some really cool ideas:

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So Cute and very practical it would be really nice in a mountain cabin!

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I love this!  Very creative and personal!

 

fish pole pretzels

This is so whimsical and fun, pretzel stick fishing poles with gummy worms and fish!

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Looks like I’m not the only one thinking outside the box!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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