I’m loving my DIY reclaimed wood candleholder! My daughter made one of these and I loved it so much, I asked my husband to make one for me.
Look how cute this one is that my daughter did for a baby shower!!
To make this reclaimed wood candleholder you will need a piece of wood, a drill with a 7/8″ drill bit and taper candles. The length and width of the wood just depends on your preference. I had this piece in the garage and it was already this width, so we just cut it the length that worked best for my table.
Next, you will want to measure where you want the holes. We measured about 2″ apart and staggered the holes from side to side.
For example, the first hole was drilled 2″ from the end of the board and the next hole was drilled 2″ from that, but on the opposite side of the board. Depending on the width of you board, you could even do a center row, if you wanted more candles. My board wasn’t wide enough, so we just did the staggered 2 rows.
We marked where the holes would go, with a sharpie marker, to make it easier.
You will want to drill the holes about 1 1/2″ deep to support the candles. Although the diameter of taper candles vary, the 7/8″ hole seems to work for most.
Obviously, the color of candles is up to you. You could use all one color or vary the colors, which is what I chose. I bought these gold color candles from the Magnolia Home collection at Target. They were $3.99 for a pack of 2. I thought this would be a good color going into fall.
I also used these gray tapers from Hobby Lobby. They were $1.49 each.
And I used the ivory color candles I found in a box of 12 at TJ Maxx for $9.99.
I varied the heights, but that is strictly up to you. You could use all the same height and same color, or vary heights and colors.
and that’s all
Here is the finished candleholder on my table. One issue we had with this piece was the nails that were in it, but I loved the character of the old nails, so Mr. VH tried to drill around them, and also pulled some out that were in the way.
Up close view of the candleholder, now lets set the table and see how it looks all finished.
Here’s the finished reclaimed wood candleholder, and the table all set. Now, we just need some dinner and guests!!
This candleholder would be really fun to use for holidays, parties or a wedding. Think of bright colored candles for a birthday party, or red/pink/white for a Valentine’s Day dinner.
You could add fresh greens around the base for the holidays or fall leaves for a beautiful fall tablescape.
I hope you find the DIY of this reclaimed wood candleholder helpful. Try your own and let me know how it turns out. I love to hear from you!
One final bit of advice….
don’t leave it on the patio table in August in Texas!!!
And by the way, this candleholder would look really cute on this book page table runner!