Ya! A Tutorial where I get to use the power tools!
- wood bore drill bit size 1.5″
- sand paper
- tree branch or stump
- tea lights
These are so beautiful. So satisfying to make as well.
These can be made without power tools. I used some super rustic tools to make 2 of these tea light holders. You’ll see.
So pick your tree! You can use tree branches too if you’d like. Oak is hard wood. Pine is soft. I used a scrub oak tree in a densely populated forest that I had permission to cut in.
Cut your branch or tree and then cut it into the size of holder you want. I thought 3 staggering height holders would be best. Really try and cut your tree with a straight flat line.
You can use two different types of wood bore drill bits that I have showed here on the side.
The top picture is a SPADE Drill Bit.
Second picture is what a TWIST Drill Bit looks like.
It actually isn’t through.
It really is an old rustic hand auger. Sweet right? It was so ridiculously hard to work with, but did a great job with enough muscle.
Just because I say that means I suggest using one.
Use a drill, the blisters on my hands urge you.
Clamp your wood piece down securely when you drill into it.
Drill from directly above and push down into the wood.
Obviously use the power tools with every measure of safety you can manage.
Sand the top of the candle holder to give it a more finished look.
Take the sand paper and run it around the inside of the circle you just cut.
Viola. You have a beautiful rustic tea candle holder. This project was such work, but I was so satisfied with the result.