DIY Wooden Tealight Candleholder
Turn a slab of wood into a beautiful wooden candleholder!
I have to give credit to my husband for this one. Through his job, we have access to all of the tools, wood, and all the equipment and materials we need. This project imparticular didn't require much, so you won't need a whole workshop, but you will need a few things. This beautiful slab of wood we found was, believe it or not, a scrap. If you don't have a beautiful scrap of wood just laying around, then go to your local Home Depot, Lowes, Hobby Lobby, or lumber yard. You can also use driftwood or really anything that safely sets on a flat surface. If it's not a pretty piece of wood, you can always paint it! Here are the steps of how we did ours. I included some links to Amazon on the list of materials.
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- Wooden Slab
- Hole Saw set to attach to your drill.
- Linseed oil
- Old cotton t-shirt for oiling
- Tealights (Large)
- Sandpaper sponge, or if you have one, a sanding machine.
- Chisel set
Measure your piece of wood and mark with a pencil the measurements of your holes so that they are evenly distributed.
Drill the holes deep enough for your tea lights to fit into without coming out the top.
The hole saw will only cut the wood in a circle, but not take the chunk of wood out. After you do this, you need to use your chisel to chisel out the remaining wood. It takes a bit of manpower for this step.
Again, chisel the wood out enough for the tea light not to be popping out over the top when you put them in. You want them flush with the top of the wood, or even a little deeper.
Sand the edges as to not have any roughness.
We used linseed oil to keep things on the natural side and oiled it twice.
You're finished! The great thing about this project is you can make it your own. The character of wood is always so different and there is so much to choose from. You can drill holes into just about any piece of wood and make it a table setting masterpiece that your friends will admire.