Find it, Cut it, Put a Candle in it

by Johnnie Collier

 

 

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.

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DIY Votive Candle Holder From 4x4

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.

Picture courtesy of http://electrical-maintenance-guide-and-tips.blogspot.com

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