10.31.2012

Industrial Pipe Tealight Holder + Link Party

Well, it’s that time again: time to see what you came up with for the October Random Acts of Craftiness Challenge, Hardware Store Edition! Did you forge ahead this month?

My project this month required intense focus, diligent planning, and every ounce of girl muscle that I could find.

Actually, that’s a lie. Actually, my project only took about 3 seconds to “make,” with that being a quite generous use of the term “make.”

DIY tealight holder

Yes, that is a piece of pipe, straight from the plumbing aisle…with a tealight shoved in it. If you want to get fancy, you can call it galvanized coupling with a tealight in it. But since I have no earthly idea as to what coupling is other than what the 7th graders haphazardly do in the hallway between classes, I will just call it pipe with a tealight in it.

industrial tealight holder

Like I’ve always said: great things can be accomplished in 3 seconds.*

*I’ve never said that.

Moving on to REAL projects…it’s your turn! Were you brave this month? Did you persevere? Did you make the hardware store weep, or did it make you weep? Let’s see what you’ve got. :)

To join in the fun, enter your project link below. If you’re just hearing about this challenge (or didn’t have time to make a project and didn’t want to join the Ranks of Lameness as established by my project above) but have a past project you’ve completed using hardware store odds and ends, then link up! The party closes at midnight on Friday, 11/2. Kim of Newly Woodwards, our cheerleader-of-the-month, will be choosing her favorites and featuring them on her blog on Wednesday, 11/7. View Along the Way’s Kelly has coerced her husband Andy into selecting a few projects to be given the Husband’s Choice Award, which will also be featured on Wednesday, 11/7 on Kelly’s blog.

The rules. I just ask that you share some comment love with the other participants (this was NOT an easy challenge!) AND include a text-link or button-link back to the party in your post so others can find the fun, too. Please also note that this is a link party for challenge projects only. I reserve the right to delete unrelated links. Thank you! :)

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Not liking your project? That’s okay. Poke fun at it with the button found here (and check out last month’s projects!) and link up anyway. I know I appreciate you trying, no matter how it turned out!

Giveaway: By entering this link party, you are automatically entered into our monthly giveaway: one of these fun infinity scarves from the Etsy shop Thirty Something! The winner will be contacted in advance and announced on Wednesday, 11/7.

And that’s it! I can’t wait to check out all of your projects!

*Linking my project up to Serenity Now!*

26 comments :

  1. Thanks so much for hosting this! I had a lot of fun with this month's challenge. I hope you don't mind that I linked up two projects. I can always delete if only one is allowed. :) I really like your tea light holder...it looks fantastic.

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  2. Stealing this! I love use plumbing things around the house (curtain rods!).

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  3. Wow, I thought I was good with a project that can take less than ten minutes. But under ten seconds?! Now that's impressive. And super cute. Well done. Can't wait to see all the other craftiness. Thanks for hosting!

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  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who did the easiest project ever. I LOVE your tealight holder!! It looks perfect for Christmas (all the silver)!

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  5. I really, really like this!!

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  6. That's super cute! I'm definitely going to have to get some galvanized coupling and try this!

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  7. This is so perfect for the upcoming season!!

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  8. Great idea! I think I wandered the aisles of Home Depot a good 30 times and completely failed in figuring out an idea this month. Hopefully I can figure something out for the next one!

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  9. Fabulous lights! I'm going to have to make a whole table full for Christmas! Thanks for another awesome craft challenge!

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  10. It's so simple but still so beautiful! I'm jealous that it was so easy. Thanks for the challenge!

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  11. I LOVE a simple project and this one is awesome. Like, I seriously love it. It looks expensive. I failed on the challenge this month but I'm excited to check out what everyone else did!

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  12. Very cool!! I LOVE it! T'would look fantastic in my house. hmmm....

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  13. What a cute and easy idea. I will be copying it. You are so clever!

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  14. I love your project!! It's fantastic and I love that we can all do it easily enough! I'm going to make some of these for sure!

    Thanks for hosting!

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  15. Those are really cute! Who would have thought? ;)

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  16. As the past winner, I'm ashamed to say I didn't get a project done this month.....we're tearing our kitchen apart and the thought of working with more hardware....well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!

    Well done on the tea light, Erin.

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  17. Very cool candle holders. Sometimes the simplest solution (or in this case craft) is the best!

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  18. Another month, another fail. I'm determined not to give up though!

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  19. This turned out really cute! I think this project would be great for the holidays.

    Looking forward to checking out the projects and sharing some of my favorites. (I also finished a project and am posting tomorrow. Just in the knick of time.)

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  20. any awesome project that can be done in 3 seconds is even awesomer. (that comment sounded much more normal in my head)

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  21. So simple yet amazing. Love the industrial feel of the tea light holder. Would look great for x-mas with some greenery on a mantel or table.

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  22. Oh you and your peeps are way too crafty! Awesome projects. I can't wait to see what this month has in store.

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  23. 7th grade coupling. Bahahahaha.

    You are great...and so is that smokin' pipe. ;)

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  24. No matter the amount of time it took, this is really pretty!

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