Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Driftwood Candle Holder Tutorial


Hey there, homies! I have an awesome tutorial for you today!  I recently discovered some grapevine candle holders at a very expensive shop in Calistoga, Ca. and they ran from $100.00-$200.00. I loved it, but heck... I want to save my money to travel! So, I decided to make my own, more summery version out of driftwood and here's the end result! It is a fantastic way to bring the beach to your home, and makes for a beautiful gift! 
After you have enjoyed a lovely day at the beach and you find a piece of driftwood or that you like, dry it out for about a week and brush it off with an old tooth brush. Use a one and a half inch drill bit and drill into the wood where you want your candles placed about a half of an inch deep. It is always good to have someone there with you to help hold the wood down. Be sure to use the votives with a metal surround (that is how most votives come), so the wax doesn't get all over the wood. Here is a bunch of different ones I have made recently!


 

 

 




This can be done beautifully with birch as well! It also looks great in any style home as a natural accent! What do you think? 


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13 comments:

  1. Molly-

    I found your blog through Andrea Foster's and I just love it! My guy friends started making candle holders out of birch tree cuts and it is sooo beautiful!

    You are so gifted!

    Anna N

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  2. Beautiful and unique! Really goes well with Floridian beach-decor, its all the rave out here but it is SO expensive. Very inspiring to see it can be done at such a reasonable price

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  3. Ah, that is beautiful....great idea. Found you off Remodelaholic.....the stripes in the entry add so much. (definitely from blah to fabulous!) Have fun in Germany with your hubby! I think the best way to enjoy life is to embrace every "season" of life and just take it for what it is and enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you very much Selina! I hope you have a blessed day!

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  4. Why didn't I think of that!!! U r very talented! It's a pleasure!

    ~ Julie

    (I am going to share this on my FB page :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I really, really appreciate it! I hope you have a blessed day!
      -Molly

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  5. tooo cute
    julia

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  6. Wow ! very nice Candle Holder. Thank you very much for your great post.I'm so happy by visit this site that I’ve already bookmark this site and I will come back again .
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    1. Awww thank you so much! I am so glad you like it! I hope you have a great day!!

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  7. These are beautiful!! But Im not understanding how you made the hole for the candles? I know you said to drill a half inch but I'm still a lost soul over here. I would love to make these for a friends birthday party Im hosting at the end of july!

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    1. Hey there! Ok so you are going to want to get a drill bit that is 1-1/2 inch wide. It will look something like this
      https://www.google.com/search?q=1-1/2+inch+drill+bit&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=u5n4UcGHHsKviAKV4YGYCw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=600#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=tygMVvltIzxgLM%3A%3B1tHTg8nepUhoxM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fecx.images-amazon.com%252Fimages%252FI%252F31S8fKHRNJL._SY300_.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.com%252FDEWALT-DW1586-2-Inch-6-Inch-Spade%252Fdp%252FB0001LQYIU%3B300%3B300
      Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!

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