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How to Make a Wood Mustache Candleholder

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My teenage daughter is obsessed with mustaches… Actually, I’ve seen them everywhere – on t-shirts, duct tape, even shoe laces! I have to admit that they are quite quirky!

I was experimenting with the band saw one day and cut out a cute mustache for her. Since it was so much fun, I’ve become a little obsessed with them myself! So today, I’ll show you how to make one of your very own!

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  • Scrap 2×4 or 4×4 lumber
  • Cardstock (for pattern)
  • Paint & Sandpaper

Start by cutting a pattern out of the cardstock. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a perfectly sized mustache without too many curves!

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Trace the pattern on the lumber.

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Use a band saw or jigsaw to cut out the mustache.

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Use a drill press fitted with a Forstner bit and drill a shallow hole to hold a tealight candle if the mustache has been cut out of a 4×4 post. Otherwise, just leave it as is.

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Thoroughly sand – start with 100 grit, then 150 grit, then 220 grit. Paint or finish as desired, then sand the edges for a “worn” look.

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What do you think? Are you a little obsessed too?? 

Share your fabulous work with me… Send photos to cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your work on DbSC!

Until next time,

Happy Creating!

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  • Michelle Nahom

    That is quite creative! My teenage daughter is obsessed with mustaches too!

    • CherTexter

      What is is with teenage girls and mustaches?? My daughter had paper mustaches on sticks at her birthday party and the girls took pictures of each other with them… It was really funny!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Eva Gallant

    What a CUTE idea! I love it! I just stopped by to say hello from SITS. Hope you find time to do the same.

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much! Have a great day!

  • MyCraftyHomeLife

    This is so fun and funny. No mustache obsession from my teen girl…..yet.

    • CherTexter

      Ha ha! It may happen soon! Thank you for stopping by!

  • CherTexter

    Thank you so much! Stop by again soon!!

  • Akaleistar

    Love this!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you! Stop by again soon!

  • Jeanetta

    My daughter and her friends will flip over this. Great Post!

    • CherTexter

      Thanks so much! Hope they enjoy it!!