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!


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.


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.


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).


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


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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  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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