Boxwood Candle Holders

Boxwood Candle 2

Boxwood Candle 3

Once again I was inspired by one of my favorite little downtown shops in Dexter, Mi. BoxWood Cottage and Home of has the cutest home decor and I couldn’t help  but be inspired when I saw this awesome candle holder.In case you missed my Boxwood Lanterns be sure you check them out.  So here is my DIY version of the boxwood candle holder.

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How to build the boxwood candle holder

Step 1: Cut Wood

Using the miter saw, I cut the 3×3″ hobby board in various sizes between 3″ – 7″. I cut 2 at 3″, 3 at 4″, 1 at 5″, 1 at 6″, and 1 at 7″. Then cut 10 dowel pieces at 2″.


Step 2: Drill Candle Holes

Before you being, be sure to mark the center. Mark the diagonal of the board to find center.


We used the drill press, however you can use a drill and clamp down the board. Drill using the 1 5/8″ forester bit down to the top of the bit. It should be about 3/4″.

Step 3: Drill holes for dowels

Before you start drilling be sure to layout our pattern for your boards. I used an X to mark the sides that needed to be drilled. You should have 4 boards with 3 holes and 4 outside boards with only 2 holes. Then mark 1″ up and 1 1/4″ in on each side of the board that will need a hole drilled. Using the 3/4″ drill bit, drill down to the top of the bit.


Step 3: Sand and Finish

Using 150 grit paper sand the sharp edges and tops of the boards. Then stain boards and dowels. I used Varathane Carrington.


Step 4: Glue Dowels into place

Place a small drop of wood glue into the holes and place dowels.


I used a mallet to hit dowel into place, but once when candle holder is tougher you can push them into place easily.


I love being inspired by local stores on the projects I create. We love how this one tuned out. It was a simple build that will make a great centerpiece on any table. Enjoy!

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Questions? Comments?

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