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Easy DIY Candle Centerpiece

Made from Reclaimed Wood

This Easy DIY Candle Centerpiece is so simple to make using reclaimed wood. I’ve included detailed instructions for making a candle holder.

I have admired all the multi-candle centerpieces and candle holders I’ve seen on Pinterest and Instagram. When I ran across a few pieces of old wood, I knew immediately that I wanted to make one for myself.

I first saw one that Liz Marie had made a few years ago and then my friend Michele at Vintage Home Design shared this candle holder last year.

Here is my version of this simple candle centerpiece.

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Candle Centerpiece Materials

I used two boards for my candle centerpiece. One reclaimed 2 x 4 board was exactly the length I needed. The second tongue & groove board was long enough to cut into 2 pieces using a miter saw.

In addition, we used 4 screws to attach boards together and I added a metal drawer pull, as a handle, to each end of the centerpiece.

The handles are optional and you can use wood glue and nails to attach the board together if you prefer.

If your wood is new, you may want to paint or stain the wood before proceeding. Since my wood was reclaimed, it was nicely aged. I liked the look of the aged wood and wanted to leave it natural.

If you are finishing your boards, you should allow for dry time.

Attach Boards for Candle Holder

First, align boards together by making sure they are evenly spaced around the edges. The 2 x 4 is smaller than the tongue and groove boards, so I positioned it in the exact center of the upper and lower board.

Align boards evenly to make candle holder

Next, using a cordless drill, attach the boards together with two wood screws at either end of the boards.

Attach boards together to build the diy candle centerpiece

Then attach the handles to each end of the candle holder, using the hardware provided with the drawer pulls.

Attach handles to ends of the candle holder.

Make Holes for Candles

First, determine how many candles you want in your centerpiece and using a ruler or tape measure draw your pattern onto the top of you centerpiece board. My pattern included 22 holes.

If you want a perfectly spaced pattern, you can draw a template on paper to use as a guide.

Using a drill bit the size of your desired candles, drill holes approx. 1 inch deep.

Be sure to mark your drill bit at the exact depth to assure that all holes are evenly drilled.

Drill holes for candles in the diy candle centerpiece

I used my Ryobi Cordless Rotary Tool to smooth the edges of each candle hole.

sand holes for candles using rotary tool.

DIY Candle Centerpiece

Although all my wood supplies were free, adding 22 candles was a different story. I used three different color of candles and two different lengths to make the centerpiece more interesting.

I used a combination of 8 inch and 10 inch candles in white candles , grey candles, and copper candles.

Rustic Candle Centerpiece

They look beautiful on the table at night. I’m glad I added the handles because they allow the candle centerpiece to be moved easily off the table .

Candle Holder with 22 candles.

If you like this easy DIY Candle Centerpiece, you might like this also like this Easy Twig Centerpiece idea.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Jennifer Howard

Friday 28th of January 2022

I love this project!!! Great step by steps too.


Friday 28th of January 2022

Jennifer, Thanks so much.

Sue at Blu

Sunday 16th of January 2022

What a great project! I've got to do this!


Monday 17th of January 2022

You will love it. So easy and beautiful.

Marie B.

Friday 14th of January 2022

I absolutely adore everything about your candle centerpiece! You always come up with the best ideas, Rachel. pinned


Saturday 15th of January 2022

Marie, I appreciate this so much. I'm so glad you like it.


Friday 14th of January 2022

This project is gorgeous. I love it and Pinned!


Saturday 15th of January 2022

Cindy, I'm so glad you like it.

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