Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspired Wood Tealight Candle Holder

This is a really easy project I came up with after lusting after a $70 PB one for a couple years and having some scrap wood I wanted to do something with.
I started with a 15" 4x8 wood beam. It would have been awesome with a longer length also. Sand it well. Mark where you want your candles. Take a 1-1/2 or 2" drill bit and drill how deep to where you want your candles. I used a 2 inch so I could put the candles in glass. I had a dozen Ikea Glimma tealight holders I had previously bought on hand. I wanted the candles above the wood a little, not flush with the wood. Then sand the cutouts. Then stain or paint - I love the look of dark brown "espresso", so I used Ace Walnut Stain with an old rag. Let dry, insert glass, then tealights, light, and enjoy! I threw together a super simple
Autumn tablescape, but it looks good on its own as well! I think in the Spring it would be cute surrounded by moss. I just love my new candleholder and so glad I didnt have to pay $70!


  1. How pretty Becki! Not to mention clever. I'm going to try this only with a longer piece of wood. Thanks for the idea! LOVE it.

  2. So pretty and so simple! You could use this throughout the year and just accessorize it for the season. Please come and share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at


  3. Thanks for linking up! Jen @


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