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Monday, May 22, 2017

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders


Happy Monday! 

You may have noticed the lack of posting and bit of radio silence on the blog the past few weeks.  Things have been a bit slower around here since I've been trying to work out in the evenings and go to bed early.  There's also the fact that a little 13 week old pup is demanding the majority of my time and attention.   I wouldn't have it any other way, but adjusting to our new routine is something I'm still trying to figure out. 

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders
There's little time for shopping, decorating and DIY, but I was able to sneak in a DIY project that's been on my To-Do list for months.  
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I had the idea of making inexpensive pillar candle holders for months, but wasn't quite sure how to execute the idea.  I thought it would be as simple as using a drill and hole saw bits to cut out various size circles out of wood.  Come to find out that idea didn't work so well, but thankfully my neighbor came to my rescue.  

I used a jumbo circle template to trace different size circles onto 3 1/2" inch square blocks.  We (Ahem, Mark) then used a table saw to cut down the blocks then sanded them down with a oscillating belt sander.  Another option is to cut out your circles using a jig saw.

While he was cutting and sanding down the 1x4 pieces into circles I used a drill press and hole saw bit to cut out smaller circles from a piece of scrap poplar board.
I then gave each piece a good sanding and dry stacked them until I was happy with the shape.
I attached each piece to each other using wood glue then finished off the candle holders with Espresso stain.


They make the perfect addition to my mixed material bookcase.
How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders


How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders.

If you have scrap wood laying around and feel up to a little wood working project these inexpensive wood pillar candle holders would be a great project to tackle.   I decided to stain mine, but they would also look great painted or even distressed.  Whatever you decide they are sure to make a great addition to your home decor.

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders.




      

7 comments:

  1. LOVE the way these turned out! SO creative!

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I'm really happy with them too :)

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  2. These are adorable! I love the way you stacked them. I'm curious why you couldn't use the hole saw bits for all the pieces?

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately, the hole saw bits are better used for actually making holes in wood and not necessarily using the cut pieces. The wood was really hard to get out of the bits and burned from being cut. We found it much easier to cut and sand the wood or cut them with a jig saw.

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  3. These have a great industrial vibe! Would have a totally different look if painted white and distressed.love this idea, and I've got a built in woodworker to do this❤️

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    1. I agree, they would look totally different painted. So many great options!

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