Driftwood Candle Holder




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This project is basically free -- and can be done in 20 minutes.

Step 1: Comb the beach for some cool (fat) driftwood. AMAZINGLY I found this box of driftwood in alley by my house! Indeed trash to treasure :)

Step 1: Drill Into the Driftwood

Use a 1 1/2" drill bit to drill into the driftwood.

Step 2: Add Candles!

For safety reasons, make sure to only use candles with a metal casing, like the tea light shown above.

Light, and enjoy!



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    5 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Looks really nice! Simple as that!


    2 years ago

    The effect is really nice looking, it is a really good idea. I am a big fan of wood. However there is one more thing that I think you really need to do. And that is to get metal cups to fit into your candle holes. You need to have something to prevent the wood from catching on fire. Wood loves wax and will soak up the melted wax. When the wick burns to the bottom of the candle it WILL set the wood on fire and with the wax soaked into the wood it will burn very hot very fast. So the little metal cups that are made for the votive type candles are a must. I also thought about maybe coating the drilled cups with epoxy but that would burn eventually. I think the only thing that will really work is metal and even with that you could still get some chard wood but maybe not a house fire. Be creative but also be safe!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    By the way, if you do somehow end up with a wax fire DO NOT throw water on it, it works the same as hot oil and will splash flames all over. Smother the fire with something like a soaking wet towel.