Jacque and I are so excited to be contributing in Brittany’s Trés Frugal- 30 DIY Gift Ideas! We’re no strangers to DIY gift ideas! In fact for as long as I can remember, my family has taken part in a Make-a-Gift tradition. Each year we have to come up with some creative DIY gifts to give to family members. It’s one of my favorite traditions!
With the holidays closing in on us, who couldn’t use some quick and budget friendly gift ideas? So today, we’re sharing a quick look at how to make a DIY tealight candle holder!
Reclaimed wood seems to be the perfect material to make DIY gifts out of. We have made a few different custom wall hangings using various types of reclaimed wood and love the rustic look. We found out that a family friend was replacing some of his older barn boards and were lucky enough to snag a few for our stash! Barn wood and pallet wood are great options for this project, but don’t rule out other sources of lumber. We’ve actually used old decking boards for tons of projects. If you can’t find any wood to reclaim, take a peek at Brittany’s tutorial on how to make new wood look old, weathered, and rustic.
- Weathered Piece of Wood
- 3 Spoons
- 3 – 1 ” Wood Screws
- D-Ring Wall Hanger (with screws)
- 3 Tealights
- Nail Set
- 1/8″ Drill Bit
First, bend the spoons by hand as close to 90° angle as you can.
Using a nail set and hammer, strike the spoon handle where you plan to attach it to the board. Doing so creates a small dent in the spoon and will help keep the drill bit from wandering.
Next, drill into the spoon handle using a 1/8″ drill bit.
Layout the spoons out along the board and drill a pilot hole into the wood for each.
Secure each spoon in place using 1″ screws.
Turn the board over and drill pilot holes for the D-ring wall hanger and secure it in place using the screws included.
Depending on the condition of the wood you chosen for your project, you may need to add a finish coat of polyurethane or furniture wax.
And lastly, place a tealight candle atop of each spoons.
Now all you need to decide is who is the lucky recipient of this beauty!
This is such a quick and budget friendly DIY gift idea, you may end up making them for all your friends!
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