Found these at the junk store for 10 bucks. Sorry, I didn't take progress pictures but this was a simple project! Sand it down a little, if you want. I reshaped the top which was a bit jaggedy.
Cut one shorter. For me, all I had to do was pull off the extra piece of wood on the bottom. Then paint (I spray painted).
Then I used some silver craft paint around the creases for some dimension. See how the tops are much smoother from sanding.
Then paint on some letters! Mine are for Christmas so I wrote "NOEL" & "JOY". Hand painted, but you can use stencils.
Noel & Joy
Then you can add a candle pillar holder with some super glue or hot glue.
Then add some pillar candles!
And light them😜
Pretend there is a pillar holder on the tall one...😐I haven't actually found a set I like so I'm using this old one for now
Another good thing is you can turn the letters to the back and they can still be used year-round if they fit your color scheme!