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How To: Make Geometric Wooden Candle Holders

DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Now that chillier weather has hit Portland, I've become a bit obsessed with candles. There's just something about them that makes any home cozy. And don't even get me started on those fall scents! To mix things up this season (from my traditional metallic ways), I decided to go rustic and make a few candle holders out of wood. 

What you'll need:

- Wood (about 1.5" thick)

- Saw

- Drill with 1 1/2" spade bit

- Sander/sandpaper

- Protective gear (mask, glasses, gloves)

- Pencil

*On the off chance this needs to be said, please always use caution when using power tools (protective gear is a must!). 

DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Use a straight edge and pencil to mark where you'd like to make your cuts. These will be your guidelines so take the time to get them right.

DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Cut your wood. You can use just about any saw (a handsaw will work just fine, but it may take more time), as long as the blade can handle the thickness of your wood. 

DIY Wooden Photo Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Sand your pieces until smooth. 

DIY Wooden Candle holder
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Trace your votive on the wood to ensure you get the placement correct.

DIY Wooden Photo Holder
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Place your spade bit directly in the center of your outline and drill. If you've never used a spade bit before, you may want to clamp the wood in place and use two hands on the drill as it can jerk.

DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

If you want to apply a finish, please make sure that it is non-flammable. Look for a natural wax or oil, but again, please double check that it's non-flammable! You could also use flameless candles.

DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

What I love most about this is that the pieces can be pushed together to make one unit that's great for a long centerpiece, or used individually around the home!

What shapes would you make?

DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

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James on Jul 30, 2018:

Cuanto mide cada uno de los candelabros.? ( largo de cada lado)-


Jenn @ EngineerMommy on Dec 03, 2014:

Love these DIY candle holders... so easy to make and very on-trend! Pinning!


Rachel Mae Smith on Nov 19, 2014:

Oh my goodness, duh! Thanks for the catch E!


E on Nov 19, 2014:

Might want to mention in the list of items that you'll need a saw ...


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