I picked up this set of croquet balls last September at the Brimfield Antique Show and knew they were destined for a DIY project. This weekend after some quality shop time with my Dad they’ve been transformed into a candleholder – and the result is even better than what I’d envisioned.
My Dad and I make a great team, if I do say so myself. I work out the design and he manages the logistics. This project actually required a custom made piece to make sure the croquet balls were held in place, and we cranked once we had the system down. I’m not super helpful in the shop since I don’t know my way around the equipment, but I try to provide moral support!
After the board was cleaned up and sized, we spaced the croquet balls and screwed them in. I think the bright colors are so appealing and love the scuffles and imperfections. It’s fun to think about who might have used the croquet set and the life it’s had.
I wish I could claim the idea was 100% original but it was this HGTV Trash to Treasure post that got the wheels turning. I’ll certainly be doing other variations of this project in the future!