He says, "I've just hacked an Ikea Skimmer candlestick, to complement an existing candle stick I'd made from scratch (the tall one).
Skimmer hacked for spike-style candles
Stage 1, with the top bezel sprayed black, and with a screw fixed in upside down to act as a spike to hold the candle in place. I've fixed the screw in by pouring some molten lead in there!
Stage 2, with this arrangement sprayed black to match - in this format it can be used to hold a simple spike-style candle
Stage 3, with an enlarged drip tray in place (made from an old tin lid sprayed black). This is simply screwed into place via a drilled centre hole. In this format it can hold a larger, stubbier candle."