Wooden candle boards are becoming popular online. Have you seen them? They are great for birthday pictures as well as home decor.
I spent a lot of money to buy candles and a board for my sister to have at her 60th birthday celebration. Unfortunately, the candles didn’t make it soon enough. Sadly, the company didn’t care.
Dr. T assured me that if I could find the candles, he could make whatever boards I wanted. We set out this past weekend to make a fall decor board and a birthday board.
How To Make A Wooden Candle Board
We started by planing the boards so they would rock on the table. This isn’t a necessary step if you don’t have a planer, but it sure is nice if you do.
Next we measured and marked where we wanted to candles to go. He put tape on some of the knots to protect them
After measuring the candles, Dr. T drilled the holes.
Staining Candle Boards
I next, conditioned and stained the wood.
These are the products we used. The Aged Oak gel stain is a gorgeous color.
This is how the decor board looks without candles.
This is the birthday candle board.
You can find these tapered candles HERE.
I have found that tapered candles aren’t easy to find. My mother bought these fall colored candles from William Sonoma many years ago. I found other candles on Etsy and HERE.
Because I got all of these candles from my mother, Dr. T made her a small board for her table.
To Read A Post On Fall Decor
In case you don’t know, Dr. T is a physicist. He wore this shirt and it made me smile so I thought I’d share. Yes, he’s not only good at woodworking. He’s really smart!!
When he was in college, he made this phone from a block of wood as a Christmas gift for his late wife. He’s a sweetheart.
What a sweet project to celebrate your sister! Love the physics shirt; gave me a chuckle.
Thank you! I hope I can get my kids’ pictures with the candles too!!