This isn’t my first picket fence candle sconce. I’ve made picket fence sconces using mason jars. But since I’ve been holding onto a batch of jelly jars I found when I cleaned out the garage a couple of weeks ago I thought they would be perfect for this small sconce.
I had some of these picket fence end pieces in storage.
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They were cut on the compound miter saw.
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.
Using my Kreg Multi-Mark tool to get all the holes even with each other. I drilled a small hole in the short picket fence pieces.
I threaded annealed dark wire through the holes.
I used a scrap piece of wood on the back to flatten the wire so it would lay well.
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.
The jelly jars sort of screw into and out of the wire holders making cleaning a breeze.
I think the cut on the jelly jar glasses really make this project, don’t you?
It’s really cute with battery operated candles.
But look how cute the picket fence candle sconce is with the jelly jars after I added some vacation sand to hold the candles in place.
Wouldn’t they also look sweet as vases holding small wildflowers?