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How to Make a Candle Holder Using a 2×4

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How to Make a Candle Holder Using a 2×4

I found the prettiest glass votive candle holders at the dollar store. I bought five of them and was instantly inspired to make a holder from a scrap piece of a 2×4 to hold each of these little beauties.

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The holes were super-simple to drill and the most time-consuming part (if you want to call it that) was the finish. I was going for a “rustic and old look”!

This would be a fantastically cheap and easy gift for any occasion or a super-quick decoration for the holidays!

I started by cutting a 2×4 to 15″. I marked the horizontal center of the board and drew a line, then marked the vertical center. I drew lines for the candle holders at 2-1/2″ on center.

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Using a 1-7/8″  Forstner bit, I drilled a hole at each mark  approximately 3/8″ deep to hold the votive in place.

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I thoroughly sanded all of the edges and applied a coat of Rust-Oleum’s American Walnut stain.

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I let the piece sit for a bit, then added a coat of Rust-Oleum’s Sunbleached stain.

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I let it dry thoroughly then applied another coat of Sunbleached stain. I then finished it off with three coats of polyurethane.

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The votives fit perfectly and will look great on my table!

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Until next time,

Happy Creating!

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