One day while I was out and about taking pictures, I found this busted up piece of 4×4 discarded near some road construction. I immediately knew I wanted to make it into a tea light candle holder.






Only 3 months later I finally made it! Here’s the piece of wood I found:


Then I took a drill and made a hole in the wood that would fit the tea light. I had to use a chisel to chip away some of the wood to make the holes even. It was pretty easy though!



Here you can see the tea lights fit!



And here it is all lit up!



I totally love my new candle holder! It is the first piece to my nautical/beach themed entry area. I’ll show it to you once I get it all finished!


Until later, happy crafting! 



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  1. Stanley Schildgen says:

    Although electric lighting has phased out candles in many parts of the world, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in some Western countries homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the proliferation of electricity services, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings.,

    See you real soon

  2. Cortez Dossey says:

    Candles are wonderful things that can evoke many moods and enhance many settings. Perhaps you’re planning a romantic dinner for two, or a family Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering. Placing candles on the table adds to your decor and tells your guests that they’re special.’

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  3. Cocoplum says:

    What a great idea! I see a driftwood version of this candle holder in our future. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jamie, this came out so pretty! I’m not sure that I would have had the foresight to see a busted up 4×4 as a candle holder, but you pulled it off! Thanks for sharing in the DIY Talent Parade.

  5. This Rocks! I always L.O.V.E your style! XO, Aimee

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