Sweetheart Candle Tray and Charms Set

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 1294 days ago 1733 views 7 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! This is another candle tray that I designed. I cut it from bird’s eye maple and use the DecoArt Antiquing and Staining gel along with a little acrylic paint to add some color on the top of the hearts. It was a really fun design, and I think it would also be suitable for weddings, anniversaries and any time you are feeling just a little bit romantic.

I received a request from a customer to modify this design so he can use it as a dresser tray. I did this by making the center portion a bit wider and simplifying the heart design to make it work.

Bob Yates sent me a picture of how he combined this scroll saw project with lathe work to make this beautiful earring tree for his wife. He used padauk and the finial is of Amboyna Burl. What a wonderful variation he did on the design! Thank you so much, Bob!

I hope you enjoy seeing how fun it is to mix and match techniques in woodworking. Thanks for looking!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 1294 days ago

NICE JOB. I like the way the hearts run into each other.

-- Have a great day.

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 1294 days ago

Beautiful! It really gets you in the mood for VD day. Thanks, Sheila.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1294 days ago

Sheila, that is absolutely beautiful and my wife would love it. My wife and I were married on Valentines day in 1971 so this is our 40th anniversary. I wish that I had it right here with me because I would surely give it to my wife.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 1294 days ago

i am impressed
i wish i had the patience for this kind of work
keep it up


-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 1294 days ago

Very cool work Shelia! I’m with Dennis… This gets me into the Valentine mood. My bride would love this.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 1294 days ago

very nice designing. creative designing


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1294 days ago

Thank you all very much! Now you all need to dust of your scroll saws and give it a try!

I appreciate the nice comments and I also appreciate wonderful people like Bob who share their talents.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 1294 days ago

wow sheila this is really beautiful..the cutting on this one was not easy…maybe for you it was, but it would be a little challenging for me…just a little…im so impressed with your ability and your design…what a wonderful job and very nice of you to help your customer also….man this get an a+ in my book…have a great weekend…my friend from the north…......

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 1294 days ago

P.S. this is why you are a guest at the wood show in new york..your going to teach well and there going to see this gal knows her stuff…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 1294 days ago

Great work, Sheila.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1294 days ago

this is such a beautiful piece
i admire your patients Sheila.


-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#12 posted 1294 days ago

I lopve thjis design – I will have to try it someday

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#13 posted 1294 days ago

Awesome Valentines idea. I wonder if I started today if I would get it done by Monday? Probably not, but I could get done by next year.

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#14 posted 1294 days ago

Intricate and a very nice idea.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 1294 days ago

Really nice!

-- Chuck

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