This is another project made from materials I found while running. Someone had discarded a perfectly good 4×4, and when I saw it, I immediately drew to mind this DIY votive holder from Jen at Tatertots and Jello. I made my own version, decorated with scrapbook paper and flowers, embossed and cut with my Sizzix. I didn’t have access to a drill press, so mine are more than imperfect. Still, they look great. I am gifting them to my stepdaughters.
Getting rid of the leftover hole was not easy. It look pretty bad, and was uneven, so I poured resin in to level the surface for the candle. After doing this project, I learned about spade drill bits. I have since purchased one from Lowes that is 1.5 in, and have not yet used it. I will update this post when I do. It seems like it would be way easier for this type of project, since it gets rid of the middle circle area.
To decorate the candle holders, I used Mod Podge to adhere paper that I had embossed with Sizzix. I attached paper flowers I made with my Cricut.