Here is a tutorial for an easy candle holder that is made with a piece of driftwood collected from the beach. This is the next post in my beach craft series.
It’s been nearly two months since our spring break vacation to the gulf, but the memories are still vivid. It seems as if vacations are easily forgotten, so this time I planned several crafts to remember our trip by. Collecting shells, wood, and other mementos from the beach are fun, but using them in DIY/crafts is the best! Here is a simple candle holder that I created with a piece of driftwood.
Candle Holder made from Beach Driftwood
Collect a piece of driftwood from the beach.
Lay the driftwood out in the sun to dry completely.
Purchase the candles that you want to you. I decided to use four taper candles for my piece of driftwood that was two feet long.
Find a drill bit that corresponds to your candles. I used a 3/4″ drill bit for my taper candles.
Using a measuring stick, determine the spacing of your candles and make the placement with a pencil.
Drill candle holder holes into your driftwood. You might have to vary the depth of your holes depending on the height differences of your wood.Carefully place your candles into the holes. Ideally, they should be a little snug. If they are not, consider using some hot glue or melt some wax to hold it into place.You are done! How easy is that? It took me longer to find a good piece of driftwood than it did to drill the holes and add the candles.
The candle holder works great as a centerpiece on a table. I used a fishing net and some coral and shells to decorate my table. Isn’t it cute?What size candles would you use for your driftwood holder?