We recently got a very rustic and primitive looking lamp on our website which had my mind going. I thought it would be fun to try and create a primitive candle holder similar to the lamp that we just got in. We like to try and recycle everyday items here at The Shabby Tree which is why we are going to use a recycled coffee container for this DIY.

The supplies I will be using are:

1. Recycled plastic coffee container

2. Box cutter or exacto knife

3. Cinnamon

4. Espresso colored paint by DecoArt

5. Walnut colored Gel Stain by DecoArt

6. Paint brush

7. Gorilla Spray adhesive (optional)

8. Polyurethane spray

9. Hot glue (optional)

I want to cut an opening out of the front of the coffee container. You can make this opening any size that you want.

You will use a box cutter or an exacto knife to cut out the opening.

You can use a sanding block to sand off any rough edges around the opening if need be.

Once my opening was cut I then painted the outside and inside of the container. This took about 3 good coats of paint.

Once I had the paint on I then added the gel stain.

I sprinkled the cinnamon over the gel stain while it was still wet.

I decided to spray some Gorilla adhesive over the cinnamon and then I added more cinnamon.

Once I had the cinnamon how I wanted it I then gave a light coat of a polyurethane spray.

You can any type of battery operated candle that you want.

I was going to hot glue my timer taper holder into the container but I decided not to.

This was very easy to make and I love how primitive it looks. There are so many ways to create this and you can use different types of containers. I hope you will get creative and give this a try.