Winter is coming, bleh, but so is season 8 of Game of Thrones 😀 Well maybe not just yet. Apparently, we have to wait at least until April 2019 to see who will take the Iron Throne. Phooey, But there’s nothing stopping us from adding a little G.O.T décor to our homes in the meantime, amIright?! Which is exactly what the hubby decided to do this weekend when he made us this candelabra.
I can just picture the Night Watch using it to navigate their way through the pathway of gated tunnels under the Wall. Or perhaps Khaleesi will use to show Jon Snow the way? And this Game of Thrones candelabra was really easy to make too.
What You Need To Make A G.O.T Candelabra
An assortment of galvanised pipes and fittings. We get all ours online from Aluminium Flanges. They’re the best and they don’t sponsor us to say that either, we’re just really big fans of theirs. To make this candelabra in the piccy above the hubby used:
- 1 x Flange – 25 mm (1″) for a good stable base
- 1 x Reducing Bush Galvanised Fitting – 32 x 20 mm
- 2 x Galvanised Stand Pipes – 20mm x 150mm (3/4″ x 5 7/8″).
- 1 x Reducing Tee Galv Fitting – 20 x 15 mm
- 2 x Galvinised Barrel Nipple Fittings (one 15mm (1/2″) and another 20mm (3/4″) )
- 2 x Galvanised 90 Degree Elbows – 20mm (3/4″)
- 1 x Galvanised 90 Degree Elbows – 15mm (1/2″)
The pipe pieces were assembled first before spraying them black. Sometimes it’s not so easy getting the threads on the various pieces to line up nicely so you have to twist and bash them around a bit and chances are the paint will chip off. Something we learnt the hard way when we made the industrial chic wine rack.
Something To Hold The Candles
Once all the pipes, nipples and elbows have been joined together, (LOL I love saying that) and the paint was dry, we had to try figure out a way to add that cup thingy that holds the candle. I’m sure there’s a technical term for it, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what it is. Do you know what it’s called? I even tried to look it up on wikipedia, but they weren’t much use; “……candlesticks have a cup or a spike…..to keep the candle in place.” All righty then, so it’s a cup thingy and that spikey bit, well that’s called a pricket, according to wiki. Go figure 😀 Anyhows, we decided to use the bottom of a beer can. It has a nice concave shape and it holds a decent sized candle too.
And for the “pricket” a pop rivet or a nail works really well. Just make a hole and glue it inside.
Spray the candle “cups” and add a good dollop of steel epoxy to the bottom before gluing them onto the Game of Thrones candelabra to finish everything off.
Love how the candle wax drips and flows over those candle “cups”.
And by using a larger flange for the base the candelabra is really stable.too.
I’d love to know what you think of the Game of Thrones candelabra and who your favorite character is. Daenerys? Arya? Tyrion? The beautiful dragons? Or Jon Snow? I’m a little scared to pick a favorite, since everyone seems to die, but maybe it’s Tyrion for me. He’s so wise and straight to the point.
And if you’re looking for a few more awesome Game of Throne decor bits I’ve added a some of my favorites below. Disclosure: If you click on the links, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry, it won’t come out of your pocket, and maybe, just maybe we can use it as a down payment on our very own dragon 😉
And as always, wishing you a beautiful week filled with magical moments.