How to Make a Wood Mustache Candleholder

A Fun Candleholder to Make with 2x4s

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 make a wood mustache candleholder!

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Materials:

  • Scrap 2×4 or 4×4 lumber
  • Cardstock (for pattern)
  • Paint & Sandpaper (<– affiliate link!)

Step One

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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Step Two

Trace the pattern on the lumber. The mustache can be cut out of a single scrap of 2×4 or from two scraps laminated (glued) together.

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Step Three

Use a bandsaw or jigsaw to cut out the mustache.

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Step Four

To make a recess for a candleholder, use a drill press fitted with a 1-7/8″ Forstner bit and drill a shallow hole to hold a tealight candle but only if the mustache has been cut out of laminated 2x4s or a 4×4 post. Otherwise, just leave it as is.

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Step Five

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??

These candleholders make great gifts or as a piece to hang on the wall! Several can be made in just a few hours out of scrap wood… Have any questions on how to make a wood mustache candleholder? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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Originally posted 2013-03-07 08:00:18.