Last year, I saw this brilliant idea on Just Between Friends to make your own tea light candle holders from a 4 x 4 post of wood. We made the 4 x 4 wood tea light holders last year before Thanksgiving but never had a chance to decoupage the words onto the blocks. This year, I took the same plain blocks we used as rustic wood tea light holders last year, and decoupaged words on to the blocks. This is a super simple project and it didn’t cost us anything to make since we had all the supplies on hand.
4 x 4 wood post, cut ever 5 inches
Tools Needed: Table Saw, Drill Press, Sander
Mod Podge, Sponge Brush
Letters Cut from Scrapbook paper
Prior to drilling the center hole you will want to figure out where the center of your 4 x 4 piece of wood is. We drew an “x” on each wood block, so Mr. Woodsy knew where to drill the hole.
Using a drill press carefully drill the hole in the piece of wood.
Once the holes have been cut into the wood for the tea lights, you can begin to add your letters on to the blocks. I used Gold Glitter Mod Podge.
I painted a thin coat of mod podge on one side of the wood block.
Then place the letter on to the block. I let the paper letter dry on to the block for 5-10 minutes.
Next, paint a thin coat of mod podge on top of the letter and the rest of the block. Let this dry and repeat multiple coats if deemed necessary. After the letter side was dry I applied 1-2 coats of mod podge around each side of the block. *I did not apply any mod podge to the top of the block (for fear that the heat from the candle might cause some crazy chemical reaction and start a fire.
Lastly, I applied a bow (with a glue dot) I made using my Mini Bowdabra on to the “H” and the “T”.
Add your tea lights and enjoy your new table centerpiece!