This isn’t my first picket fence candle sconce. I’ve made picket fence sconces using mason jars.
Reclaimed Fence Pickets
I had some of these picket fence end pieces in storage.
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Cut pickets to size
They were cut on the compound miter saw. Cut your pickets to suit your project.
Add scrap lumber to support your project
After working so hard on the garage, I was looking for an easy project that I could share with you and these jars and fence pieces seemed like the perfect match to make a triple sconce. Using a scrap piece of plywood, Gorilla Wood Glue and quick clamps I fashioned a simple triple section of fence pickets. And then it waited . . . and waited.
Drill Small Holes For the Wire
Using my Kreg Multi-Mark tool to measure, I drilled small holes.
Thread Wire Through Holes
Then annealed dark wire was threaded through the holes.
I used a scrap piece of wood on the back to flatten the wire so it would lay well.
Attach Jelly Jars
Needle nose pliers were used to twist the annealed wire. It’s fairly flexible in order to make the first locking twist, but the pliers are necessary for any step beyond that.
By the way, the jelly jars sort of screw into and out of the wire holders making cleaning a breeze.
You may want to add sand before inserting candles
I think the cut on the jelly jar glasses really make this project, don’t you?
It’s really cute with battery operated candles.
I think they look so cute after I added some vacation sand to hold the candles in place.
Wouldn’t they also look sweet as vases holding small wildflowers?