10/08/12

Simple DIY Candle Holders (vlog)

Want to see how to make simple DIY candle holders?!  This time of year, I absolutely love to incorporate elements of nature in my home decor.  Almost a year ago, Little B and I were at our annual mother-daughter camp, where I made some of the sweetest and scariest memories!  While there, this log totally caught my eye!  Nature transformed to decor, was in the works!

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It has been in my storage closet until last week!  Perfect timing as I was getting the itch to throw together a Vintage Chic Tablescape for Autumn.  I lined up tea light candles along the longest part of the log to determine how many I wanted to use.  I marked an x with a marker where I wanted to drill holes for each votive.

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Then I used a 1 1/2 inch spade bit attached to my drill to make the holes.  (Spade bits come in many sizes, so make sure you double check what size your candle needs.

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I attached the bit to my drill and used my markers to drill five holes.  That’s it!  Using a light amount of pressure on each candle, I secured each votive into my DIY Nature Transformed to Decor, candle holder centerpiece.  (I chose to keep my candles contained in their metal liner for safety purposes).

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And here it is on my Vintage Chic Casual Dining, Fall Tablescape, click the link for the rest of the tablescape pictures and details.

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And here’s a little video of my drill and I in action.  A spade drill bit may look a little intimidating, but really it is pretty easy to operate and I love that I have a special, forever souvenir from Little B and I’s awesome time at our mother-daughter camp.  I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more free, nature-inspired home decor!  I’m convinced that other inspirations will come from our time away…perhaps  more, Simple DIY Candle Holders!

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Comments

  1. Laura says:

    My husband has a plunge router for kitchen fitting which lets you set the depth you want to cut out- I think that might be an easier tool to use for this craft, although not everyone has one!

  2. Love this Aimee and your tablescape is beautiful too.

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