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. Wow, this is such a great idea! Love it. I must try. I have some birch branches around that I think would look great!
    Thanks for hsaring.

    Angie, Hugs

  2. Looks great! I might dry it with a piece of drift wood I’ve been hoarding.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this! And your tablescape is simply beautiful…would love for you to share this on my Fall Decor Party! Share as many as you want :)

    http://www.mymoderncountry.com/2012/10/fall-decor-and-linky-party.html

  4. Judy Clark says:

    What a neat idea! Very creative.

    Judy

  5. michele says:

    Love it! I’m makin’ me one!! Yep.

  6. This is fabulous!!! Great instructions too for those of us who only operate a hot glue gun and sewing machine :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  7. I have made one of these before, but I love your piece of wood. Mine was just plain, love how yours has a fork in it. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  8. love it! such a great idea – I’m marching out to the woods today to get some materials to make one of these!

  9. Shauna @Satori Design for Living says:

    Love a touch of nature in every room, especially when it reminds us of somewhere or something.

  10. Yours turned out wonderful! I love the ‘arm’ on the side, adds a little something to it.
    It’s funny, I did one a while ago too. I keep looking for the blog that inspired me but can’t find it to give a shoutout. Check it out and let me know what you think!
    I saw you linking at My Modern Country
    Debbie :)

  11. Cute candleholder.

    Moni at Zuhaus at Home

  12. This is SO stinkin’ cute! LOVE it!

  13. I am in love with this!!! I will be making one of these like…today! This would look perfect in my kitchen on the island! THANKS so much for sharing. I am dropping by from Skip To My Lou and am your newest follower! :)

  14. Awesome. Pinned.

    Bliss

  15. I’ve seen these and always love to bring a little nature inside. Fun project, Amy!

  16. Very nice idea! It looks great!
    Congratulations and “Besos” from Argentina,
    Silvina

  17. I did this a few years ago and I still use it. It’s perfect for fall, too.

  18. Oh my goodness! I LOVED the candle holder when I saw it in your fall decor post, I had no idea you made it. Of course you did…you’re a super star! :)

  19. I love this! Your video is well done.

  20. Seriously so pretty friend! I have thought about doing this about a hundred times… you may just be the one that pushes me to really really do it! :) Hope you are having a great week!
    Hugs,
    jaime

  21. Oh boy I have the perfect piece of wood to do this too. LOVe this idea! Thanks for showing it off :)

  22. What a great idea! Yours turned out beautiful, as always!

  23. Stunning!

  24. Genius! Pinning this to try soon. Although I may let the Hubby handle the drilling. 😉

  25. So pretty…and love the video…I just posted a video this week too…:) so nerve racking…ha…thanks for joining us again sweetheart…xo
    Lu

  26. Love this idea. Thanks for such good instructions, showing me it is do-able, even by me!

  27. What a great candle holder! I didn’t realise the existence of spade bits…always wondered how people drilled out holes like that! lol

  28. AHH! This is awesome. So simple and beautiful. I need to do more decorating in the fall. I always skip it because I’m so excited to decorate for Christmas. lol

  29. I love that! I would love for you to post it on my craft link party…..SHOW-licious Sunday Craft Showcase. Just follow this link! :)
    http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/sunday-craft-showcase-3.

    I would love for you to add my site and link up to my Sunday blog party. Here’s the code for my button/link..:))

  30. That is so lovely! I would love for you to post it on my craft link party…..SHOW-licious Sunday Craft Showcase. Just follow this link! :)
    http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/sunday-craft-showcase-3.

    I would love for you to link up and add my site to your blog party’s so we can share crafts. The code for the link/button is:

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

  32. 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!

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