I love how cozy it feels to light candles in our home. Not only do candles provide the perfect ambiance to a room but they also fill up your home with your favorite cozy scents. You guys know that I am obsessed with Antique Candle Co. & I always have their candles lit in our home. But something else I absolutely love is using tapered candles in décor. They are the perfect thing to add to your mantel, vignette, or centerpiece! Today I wanted to share with you guys this super easy DIY Candlestick Holder.
I love that this DIY Candlestick Holder centerpiece makes a huge statement when added to your dining room table but is actually super easy to make! Jose made the centerpiece which holds the candles and the best part is that you can customize the size of the centerpiece to fit your dining room table. We then added my favorite tapered candles to the centerpiece, light the candles, and you have a gorgeous dining room table. Once the candles start to melt they create this trickled wax look and add even more fun & texture to this already gorgeous centerpiece!
DIY Candlestick Holder Overview
The DIY is as easy as they come. Take a 4×4 of your choosing, we used White Ash for this project. We really like the natural look to this type of wood, and did not put any stain or sealer on it at all.
The next step is going to vary depending on table size and scale. We cut our 4×4 down to 52 inches in length. We felt this gave enough size and weight to the table top while also leaving room around the entire piece for table settings.
Lastly, its is time to drill the holes. The holes are 1 1/8 inch in diameter, and Jose used a stepper drill bit, so the hole tapers inward. The reason he chose to use a graduated stepper bit, over a spade bit or forstner bit, was that the taper would center and pinch together the base of the tapered candle.
*A little tip to keeping your candles how you want them. Before placing them into a candle holder, heat up the bottom of the candle just a little bit to soften the wax, and install it into the candle holder. Hold it in place for a moment, to allow for the candle to harden back up and now it is practically form fitted in place.
There are separate starting points for each side (right and left) of the 4×4, so we will focus on one at a time.
There are going to be 11 holes in total if you are using the same length 4×4. Measure in 6 inches from each end of the 4×4. This is going to be the center of the first and last hole for this side. From here, the candle holes are located 4 inches from center to center. Measure all the way down until you hit the last hole. Once all are measured, measure inward from the edge, 13/16. This is going to be the center (drill point) for each of your candle holders.
There are going to be 10 holes in total if you are using the same total length 4×4. Measure in 8 inches from each end of the 4×4. This is going to be the center of the first and last hole for this side. From here, the candle holes are located 4 inches from center to center. Measure all the way down until you hit the last hole. Once all are measured, measure inward from the edge, 13/16. This is going to be the center (drill point) for each of your candle holders.
When I started picturing this centerpiece in my head, I knew it would look perfect on our dining room table. When I saw it lit, I immediately imagined this at a wedding. I’m not sure why that popped into my head… But I think this could look incredible placed on the head table or used as centerpieces for the guest tables at a wedding. What do you guys think?
Thank you so much for visiting the blog today & every day to see what we are up to! If you make this DIY where would you put? Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook or Instagram, I’d love to see your photos! Xx Liz Marie