DIY Modern Gold + Wood Votive

DIY Modern Gold + Wood Votive

First, I have to admit that our Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone already and I kind of have my Christmas stuff out already! Eek! But this DIY Modern Gold + Wood Votive will work just as well for any holiday tabletop – including Thanksgiving!

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Remove the old rod using pliers. Do it carefully to avoid any mishaps.


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Drill a hole into the center of your wood, using the drill and a Forstner bit that is the same width as your candle.


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Lightly sand and wipe the wood clean. Lay a newspaper or a plastic sheet beneath the wooden piece to make the surface clean.


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Tape off sections if you want a fun design or to protect the paint from dripping in areas you do not wish to paint. Apply the first layer of paint. Allow to dry in between each coat. For taping, use washi tape to avoid sticky messes.


Take off the tape very carefully. Simply place your candle into the drilled hole and enjoy the display!

I decided to paint two – one black and gold, but you can choose any color as per your need! To keep the project under $30, you may just want to stick to one. I love the mixture of raw wood and a bit of metallic, color, or both! It’s certainly perfect for your holiday tabletop, a shelf, or even windowsill to add a pop of color and a festive touch.

For more fun DIY ideas for under $30, be sure to head over to House by Hoff for a darling DIY Paper Leaf Tree!

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