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.
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.
Using a 1-7/8″ Forstner bit, I drilled a hole at each mark approximately 3/8″ deep to hold the votive in place.
I thoroughly sanded all of the edges and applied a coat of Rust-Oleum’s American Walnut stain.
I let the piece sit for a bit, then added a coat of Rust-Oleum’s Sunbleached stain.
I let it dry thoroughly then applied another coat of Sunbleached stain. I then finished it off with three coats of polyurethane.
The votives fit perfectly and will look great on my table!
Until next time,