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.
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Here is my version of this simple candle centerpiece.
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 two pieces using a miter saw.
In addition, we used four screws to attach boards, and I added a metal drawer pull, as a handle, to each end of the centerpiece.
The handles are optional; 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 you start. 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, please 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 center of the upper and lower board.
Next, attach the boards together with two wood screws at either end of the boards using a cordless drill.
Then attach the handles to each end of the candle holder using the hardware provided with the drawer pulls.
Make Holes for Candles
First, determine how many candles you want in your centerpiece and draw your pattern onto the top of your centerpiece board using a ruler or tape measure. 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 ensure that all holes are evenly drilled.
I used my Ryobi Cordless Rotary Tool to smooth the edges of each candle hole.
DIY Candle Centerpiece
Although all my wood supplies were free, adding 22 candles was a different story. I used three different colors of candles and two lengths to make the centerpiece more interesting.
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.
If you like this easy DIY Candle Centerpiece, you might like 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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