I got out the mod podge and started tearing out sheets of dictionary and covered the pillar with the torn pieces of paper.
I inked the edges with my ink pad to make it look older. Then glued on a flower that had broken from a bracelet I wore.
I used my black candle and set it in the downstairs bathroom.
I like it. It adds one more texture to my grouping.
Candle tip: Can't remember where I saw this, but once you have the candle you like, burn it down just a little way. (Mine needs to burn down just a tiny bit more so you can't see the tea light.) Then put a tea light candle inside the burned section, and your candle will last forever. You just replace the tea light each time it burns out. Pretty Clever.