Happy Summer! I have a DIY Coastal Candle holder centerpiece for you today! It adds the perfect touch of beach decor to my patio and can be used in any room. See how amazing it looks!
It was incredibly easy and quick! The best part is that I used wood scraps from my ever growing pile and shells my daughter has collected on our trips to the beach! I also got to use sea shells my daughter has collected on our trips to the beach. It fits right in with my rescued patio set and DIY coffee table and it was FREE! Can’t beat that!
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Materials needed for DIY Coastal candle holder centerpiece –
- scrap 2″ x 2″ pieces cut at different lengths.
- Sea shells – I used the ones my daughter had collected but you can use these sea shells too!
- Wood glue
- Hot glue gun
- Aqua paint
- 7/8″ spade drill bit
- Clamp – my favorite is this one!
This is what I started with – just random pieces left over from various projects and paint trials.
How to make the DIY Coastal candle holder –
Step 1 – Start by figuring out the lengths you need for your candle holder. I used 5 pieces and played around with the arrangement till I was happy with it. One tip on this one is to make sure you click a picture of how you want the arrangements. I would have been lost once I took it apart to glue if I hadn’t taken this picture for the blog post.
Step 2 – Glue the wood scraps together using wood glue. I glued them one by one – clamping them and letting them dry overnight.
Step 3 – Drill your holes on the tops using the 7/8″ drill bit. I obviously did this after it was painted but I would definitely do this earlier if I ever did this again! Make the holes at least an inch deep.
Step 4 – Give a light sanding to the whole piece and paint it with your favorite aqua color. I used the same color (very aptly named Seaside Manor by Clark +Kensington) I used on the stripes on my outdoor coffee table
Step 5 – Glue the sea shells using hot glue onto your candle holder. I glued them on in a diagonal pattern but you could do this in any pattern you wish!
Step 6 – Add Candles and enjoy!
I love how it goes so well with my rescued patio set and gives this amazing ‘beachy’ vibe! Take a closer look at it –
This can be used indoors too with any coastal decor or also make the perfect centerpiece at any coastal or beach themed event or wedding. Oh, and lets not forget that this basically turned out free AND is also a great way to showcase all the shells collected by my kiddo.
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