Today Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com are hosting a fabulous blog hop for bloggers to share some of their most creative holiday DIY projects! To say “I’m pretty stoked to be a part of this!” would be a complete understatement. If you could see me.. I’m beaming with excitement!!
I’ve been waiting to post about this DIY project for weeks now, and when I found out about this… I just knew it was perfect timing.
I love the simplicity and the festivity in these DIY Wooden Candy Cane Candlesticks! They can sure bring some cheer to a space, and even though they aren’t real flames, some warmth to a room. These would be great as gifts, or even just a simple project for your own!
This DIY is pretty easy as long as you have the access to the tools that you need. Here is the simple HOW TO:
DIY Wooden candy cane candlesticks
8 FOOT LONG 4″X 4″FENCE POST (EASILY FOUND AT HOME IMPROVEMENT STORES AND makes 3 sets OF CANDLE STICKS)
paint: red and white
3 electric t-lights PER CANDLE STICK SET
12″ ELECTRIC CIRCULAR or chop saw
drill (1 1/2″ Spade bit)
1. Cut wood to 3 LENGTHS: 7″, 9″, and 11″.
2. Find the center on the top of each piece, and mark. drill TO A DEPTH OF about an inch (measure your t-lights to Ensure correct depth. you want your t-light to be flush OR SLIGHTLY BELOW the top of the wood.)
3. sand the wood to create a smooth service. I decided to make small DIVOTS in the edges to give more of an old” feel to the pieces.
4. Once pieces are smooth, I wiped them down with a damp clothes. Let dry.
5. When you start painting, you can choose to tape off the largest size to create the stripes, or you could just FREEHAND it like I did. I like the wonky look. Paint the white stripes first so that you can cover what is needed with the red. While your white stripes are drying, you can continue to paint the medium and small candleS. Follow up by painting the red stripes.
6. Once all three sizes are dry I MADE RED whisky stokes on the white candle WITH MY PAINT BRUSH AND RED PAINT. I IMMEDIATELY took a paper towel and wiped it off, giving it a WORN look.
7. Then I took sand paper AND ROUGHED UP all the pieces. This again gives it an old beat up look.
8. Finish off your project BY adding some twinE to the smaller sizeD CANDLES. I even thought about placing a small bell on each. That would be darling!
I know it may seem intimidating if you have never used power tools before, but once you break that barrier you will be sure to get confident AND HOOKED! I was so afraid at first but after getting used to power tools, I now feel comfortable with them. Now the DIY possibilities are endless!
These candlesticks are sure to wow your guests at a dinner table and/or put a smile on someone’s face when they open their gift. A handmade item goes such a long way, not only can you be proud to have accomplished something so beautiful, but it also truly spreads some extra cheer!
I hope you enjoy your creations just as much as I did. It really was so simple but no one would ever know!
Prayers to you and yours during this Christmas holiday! May these sweet DIY candlesticks warm your house and your hearts!!
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Take some time to browse thru all the other amazing links. Each blogger really puts their heart into each post, and it shows! Get some creative juices flowing as you look at the projects, and take a second to show them some love and encouragement!