Well, it seems that my affinity with moon phases was just getting started after I made the moon phase seder plate. This time, I decorated candleholders I found at my local dollar store.
In the doldrums between Hanukkah and New Years Eve, my husband told me that he’d never been to a dollar store before. Except for maybe one time a long time ago and he couldn’t remember it. As a person who grew up visiting various dollar stores, I know that not all of them are that great, but there are a few hidden gems. So I packed up the fam and took them for a visit to one of my local favorites. I picked up lots of good things for future crafting on that trip, and Ruckus discovered a whole new world. I think he actually enjoyed shopping for once!
One of the many things I picked up on our trip was a set of beautiful turquoise glass candleholders. The best part isn’t even how pretty they are (for a dollar each, no less!). No, indeed, the best part is that they can hold votives on one side and tapers on the other. So brilliant! I need more of these in my life.
As pretty as they are on their own, I wanted to add a special touch to them to elevate them for Shabbat. For a while now, I’ve been interested in creating some moon phase pieces for tablescapes. And since we use a lunar calendar, I thought this would be a good opportunity to combine the two ideas.
Using some of the leftover marble shelf liner paper from my media cabinet makeover, I cut out the moon phases from new moon (represented by the hollow circle) to full moon. Then I placed them around the candleholders in a centered fashion so that they would look aesthetically pleasing no matter which side of the candleholder I was using. The best part of using shelf liner versus permanent vinyl (my typical go-to) in this case is that it comes off fairly easily and mess free in the event that I want to change it up later. Plus, the marble effect really gives them a lunar appearance, don’t you think?