Last Updated on March 22, 2020 by Maria Brittis
Create something beautiful for your home by making a natural DIY bleached driftwood candle holder.
Welcome to December’s Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop.
The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to create a natural DIY driftwood candle holder.
The driftwood candle holder is a great way to bring a coastal feel to your home and recycle the natural woods laying around outside. If you are the love that natural beach vibe you’re in for a treat. These natural candle holders are super easy to make.
I’ve been spending a great deal of time walking each morning. I found these pieces of wood on one of my walks. You don’t have to be at the beach to find driftwood. You can find pieces in the parks, woods or around your neighborhood.
Look for fallen branches that have been laying around for years. It actually looks like driftwood that you find on the beach but it been worn by the natural elements from the environment. Look for ones that the top of the wood is relatively flat. That way you can drill evenly. Make sure you wear gloves when handling the wood. There are normally tiny bugs on them.
Supplies you will need for the driftwood candle holder.
- Drill bit 1.1/2
- Tea lights
Start by cleaning the wood with bleach overnight. This will eliminate any bugs and creates a beautiful pale wood. Use 2 cups of bleach in a pail. Cover the wood completely with water. Let soak overnight. Rinse and remove the wood and let dry in the sun.
How to create the candle holder hole for tea lights.
I absolutely love my RYOBI drill. For this project, you will need a drill bit that was 1 1/2 size. Its called a spade bit. Normally you need to purchase this separately. My drill did not contain one.
You can drill as many holes as you like. I only wanted one hole for one tea light for this candle holder. Find the location of the hole you want to be drilled. The driftwood is a softwood so the hole will be created quickly. I drilled about 1/2 inch so the tea light will sit in the hole perfectly.
When your holes are complete. You are all set to place your candles. I tested it out that evening on my outdoor table. It looked and worked beautifully. These driftwood candle holders are safe to be used inside. No bugs and a balanced candle holder where it can sit upright and burn evenly. I love my bleached driftwood candle holder. To see my inspiration check this link.
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Let’s meet this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Lynne – My Family Thyme • Pili – My Sweet Things
Bri – Halfpint Design • Julie – Sum of their Stories
Erin – The DIY Nuts • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Kristie – Love My Little Cottage
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Ali – Home Crafts by Ali • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After • Kelli – K’s Olympic Nest
Lauren – Mom Home Guide • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Shirley – Intelligent Domestications • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Audra – Renewed Projects • Habiba – Craftify My Love
Kristie – Teadoddles • Marie – The Inspiration Vault • Susan – Suzerspace
Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen • Maria – Simple Nature Decor
Sam – Raggedy Bits • Emily – Domestic Deadline • Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures
Alexandra – Eye Love Knots • Alayna – Alayna’s Creations
Terrie – Decorate and More with Tip
Stop by and see everyone’s project. It will sure get your created juices going.