DIY Votive Candle Holder

I love to go thrift shopping and treasure hunting.  I would do it everyday if I could.  But as it is, I’ll pick up something while shopping, something I had to have of course, and then I come home and can’t find a place to put it.  (That’s what closets and garages are for, right??!)

I have had this old decorative wooden architectural thing for more than a year and it just doesn’t look good anywhere in my house.  So what’s a girl to do?  Take it apart!  The wood on this piece is really cool.  Very distressed and weathered.  So I got my hammer and screwdriver out and took it apart.  I don’t know where the votive candle holder idea came from, but the idea was in my head before I began. (That doesn’t always happen.)

Oh yeah, the individual glass candle holders are from IKEA and are only $0.49 each! ( NEGLINGE Candlestick/tealight holder)

Votive Candle Holder
Votive Candle Holder
This piece was held together with small nails so taking it apart was easy.
Votive Candle Holder
Removing the nails. Always wear your safety goggles!
Votive Candle Holder
Wear safety goggle when using machinery too! I love my saw! : )
Votive Candle Holder
Creating the box for the candle holders.
Votive Candle Holder
I totally dig perfect miter cuts!  You missed my happy dance. ; )
Votive Candle Holder
Drilling holes for the candle holders to fit in. The white board I’m cutting is a left over piece of vertical blinds. It’s the valance piece used to hide the blind’s hardware.
Votive Candle Holder
The glass candle holder fits! Woohoo!!
Votive Candle Holder
I’m using a dark metallic spray paint. I liked the idea of the old weathered wood with the newer dark-colored wood.
Quarter rounds were cut to border the piece with the holes. That was spray painted as well.
I wrapped painters tape around the holder while the wood glue dries.
Votive Candle Holder
I added rock and marbles to the base. I LIKE it!
Votive Candle Holder
DIY votive holder using repurposed wood
There you go. Repurpose, Redo, Reuse!

Linked to Blue Cricket Design, Skip to My Lou, Nifty Thrift Things


7 thoughts on “DIY Votive Candle Holder”

  1. Hi Laurie,

    You continue to amaze me. The candle holder is gorgeous. How creative you are. Those creative ideas that constantly swirl in your brain sure don’t gather dust before the ideas have to come out and become a reality.


  2. “When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity!”
    Wow my friend…this turned out amazing! Yeah for you! Your “butterfly wings” just keep getting more beautiful! 😉


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