Ya know those tall and chunky candle holders that seem to be becoming more and more popular? I LOVE them, don’t you? But what I don’t love about them is their price. Y’all, I cannot spend $75+ on one candle holder. Just. Cant. Do. It.
There’s a console table in our living room that I wanted big, tall, candle holders, but the price kept me from getting them. Then one day, I said to myself, “Lynn, make your own!” I mean, duh…our house is full of DIY projects so why couldn’t this be one too?
Well, between Home Depot and Michaels, I figured it out! Today I’m going to share this super easy tutorial on how to make your own candle holders. When I say easy, I mean, less than an hour easy and you only need 1 tool; a drill!
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MATERIALS LIST FOR CANDLE HOLDERS
I used chalk paint because I wanted to keep the matte/flat look I have in the living room. I thought about staining these but decided to use the burgundy accent color. You may have noticed there are no amounts listed for the materials needed above. That’s because it depends on how many candle holders you’re making. Everything is a one to one ratio so if you are making 6 candleholders as I did, you’ll need 6 table legs, 6 unfinished wood circles, and 6 screws. If you’re making 2 candle holders, you’ll need 2 candleholders as I did, you’ll need 2 table legs, 2 unfinished wood circles, and 2 screws. I think you get the idea. Let’s make candle holders!
How to Make Candle Holders
You’ll need to mark the center of the unfinished wood circles. Grab a ruler and draw a line on the circle. You’ll need a horizontal line down the center of the circle and a vertical line down the center of the circle.
Where these 2 lines meet in the middle, is where you will drill the screw. Draw a circle in the center of the disc where the horizontal and vertical lines meet.
Grab a drill bit and drill a hole in the wood circle where the 2 lines intersect.
Take a screw and drill it a quarter way through the hole in the wood circle. Don’t drill the screw all the way down.
Place the wood circle on top of the table leg and finish drilling the screw into the table leg. Now, my friend, you have a candleholder!
Use chalk paint to paint your candle holder. Wait to dry and then place your candles on top!
Yep, it’s that fast, that easy, and that simple!
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