I can’t even believe my baby is another year older! For Addie’s birthday this year, I had been eyeing a pricey candle holder that has been all over Instagram.
The design is sooo beautiful and simple and for that reason, I just had to DIY this baby on my own! I cannot tell you how unbelievably simple this tutorial is and I think I achieved a super similar look! So many of you are excited for this tutorial and I can’t wait to see the finished product!
Materials for the Wooden Candle Holder
- 4×4 piece of wood (stain optional!)
- Drill with a 3/4 inch drill bit
- Trim square or ruler
- Handheld sander
- Candlesticks of all colors! (linked below!)
Where did you get your candles?
I didn’t have enough time to order my candles online but I found them at At Home and Hobby Lobby! Next time, I would order on Amazon!
Time needed: 1 hour.
Wooden Candle Holder Tutorial
- Grab a 4×4 piece of wood, your trim square, and a pencil.
We are going to create a grid along the 4×4. Draw a straight line down the center of the board and then 3/4 from each edge.
To make it easy, you can first draw the center line, then draw another line down the center of each half.
Then, draw your lines the other direction with a 1 1/2 inch gap in between.
- Mark your 4×4 in an alternating 2-1 pattern.
This is where your candles are going to sit on the board. The first row has 1 candle, the next row has 2. Follow this pattern down the entire board.
- Time to drill!
Using a 3/4 inch drill bit, drill each spot on the 4×4 that is marked with an X.
- Sand! Sand! Sand!
When you’re done drilling, your candle holder will be a little rough around the edges! Using a handheld sander, I sanded down the entire board until it was smooth. This took about 5 minutes.
- Add your candles!
I added candles of all shapes and colors that fit the theme of my event! This is the best part – you get to customize it however you’d like!
If you do recreate this – please tag me on instagram @classyclutter using the hashtag #classycluttermademedoit! If you would rather buy than DIY yours – you can buy them here!