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Easy Outdoor Wooden Candle Holders

Ahhhhh the sun is shining and it's so warm outside here you guys! It takes so long here in Calgary for any signs of spring to start showing up, but I think I can say that spring has finally sprung here! Although everyone that lives around here knows that you don't put any real flowers or plants outside until after May long weekend as it could still snow or frost over night, but that hasn't stopped me from brainstorming outdoor decor for the upcoming season. I had an idea in mind to make elevated candle holders that look like a high end item you would buy in an expensive store, but as always my version will be super inexpensive and easy to construct!

I actually went to google first to see if I could find any images of what I was thinking, and to my surprise it wasn't easy! There were some shorter coffee table versions for indoors, also I came across some plant stands, but I couldn't find exactly what I was envisioning. So I sort of took what I had in mind, went into my garage, pulled out some scrap 1x2's grabbed a few tools and started building and let me tell you....this is super easy to make and a beginner project for any of you wanting to start using power tools for the first time!!

Ok then let's get started shall we.....

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Supplies Needed to Make a Set of 2:

  • 1"x2"x8ft Millstead spruce boards x 4

  • Glass Candle Holders x 2, I got mine at Dollarama for $4ea and they measure approx. 5 1/2" wide x 7 3/4" tall

  • Brad Nail Gun with air compressor

  • Brad Nails 1 1/4"

  • Saw, I use my mitre saw

  • Level

  • Outdoor Spray Paint

  • 320 grit fine sandpaper for finishing