The base for this project was made from some leftover wood I had from a previous project. You can use whatever material you have available, but for us it was a 10 inch piece of wood that was about 1.5" x .75" in dimension. Clamp down your piece of wood, measure it carefully and cut it with whatever tool you have handy.
The next thing you'll want to do is mark out the positions where each of the candle holders will be placed. With a 10 inch piece of wood we were able to place each candle holder at 1 inch intervals across the base. Use a ruler and pen and mark it up right.