What You Will Need:
- Piece/several pieces of driftwood. Forage for some gorgeous branches, or enquire at your local florist to see if they can source large pieces from the markets
- Drill. If using thin candles, regular drill bits will be perfect. Otherwise, you will need larger drill bits, just slightly smaller than your chosen candle circumference.
- Your choice of styling goodies. Flowers, fruit, cheese, sweets, let your imagination run wild!
What To Do:
Step 1. Source candles that you would like to use. Once you have these, get out your drill, and check to see if your drill bits are slightly smaller than the size of the base of the candles. Making sure your piece of driftwood is secure, begin drilling holes. If you’d like a neat pattern of candles, rather than a haphazard cluster, mark out where you would like to drill before beginning.
Step 2. Continue drilling until you’re happy with your design. Don’t be afraid to go with very few, or a lot of holes. This DIY can work with many different themes and styling! Begin placing your candles in, and check that you’re happy with how it looks.
Step 3. If you’re making these candle holders in bulk to be used on your wedding day, pack candles and driftwood separately. Once at your wedding venue, you (or a chosen guest!) can style your driftwood centrepiece to your hearts delight! Always follow the candle manufacturer’s safety instructions, and be sure to keep foliage away from a lit flame.
Ms Zebra Says: This is a fantastic idea – making use of nature to create original and unique centrepieces! Thanks for the great tips Ms Honeycomb to be able to create this at home!
About Ms Honeycomb – Hi, I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).