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I'm a 20-something who loves the outdoors, exploring, making things & a good face mask.
Currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

make this: wooden tea light votive holder

make this: wooden tea light votive holder

wooden tea light votive holder
wooden tea light votive holder

I was wondering the aisles of Michael's the other day (I swear, recently I've been there almost daily), and noticed they carry a bunch of flat wooden pieces that look like they're from real trees. The inspirational side of me would have rather cut these from a tree in my backyard. Seeing that my backyard is the MTA parking lot, there's not a lot of trees to choose from. Oh the woos of living in the City (jk!).

I've been wanting to do something with these wooden pieces for awhile, but I just wasn't quite sure what. I love the feeling of being in a cozy cabin, which is where a lot of inspiration for my apartment is coming from (hence this bookshelf). These wooden pieces bring that perfect kind of cozy atmosphere.

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I was digging in my randoms drawer last week, and I noticed my 5 pound bag of tea lights. I had completely forgotten I had bought those in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Obviously, they were not needed during Sandy, but I felt obligated to use them now.

And so a project was born. To be honest, this was the simplest DIY project I've ever done. I started and finished it in about 10 minutes on Sunday when I was recovering from our Ugly Sweater Holiday Party.

Supplies Needed: - Flat, wooden stand - Clear glass tea light votives - Hot glue gun - Tea lights

Directions:

how to: wooden tea light votive holder
how to: wooden tea light votive holder
  1. After opening the stand from its' packaging, dust off the top so that it's clean and smooth
  2. Figure out where you want to position the tea light votives. I just eyeballed it, but if you are picky you can mark the spot with a pencil
  3. how to: wooden tea light votive holder
  4. Glue your tea light votives to the wooden stand
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  6. Repeat until tea light votives are done
  7. Put tea candles in the votive, light, and enjoy!
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One thing I love about this DIY, besides the quickness and ease, is that after it's finished you can decorate it for any event, and you can use it in many different ways! I don't have a dining room table (I don't even have a dining room), but if I did, these would make the perfect center piece.

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ugly sweater holiday party

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