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This Summer, why not learn to make a gorgeous Beach Theme Candle Holder for your outdoor or indoor space?!
Happy Summer Pastels and Macarons reader! It’s Anika from Little Free Monkeys again and I’m so excited to be back here on Maria’s blog to share this new project! It is super easy and I love the ‘beachy’ feel it adds to my patio!
Summers mean lots of fun evening parties in the backyard! We have an inflatable pool which is the perfect way to keep the kids busy while the grown ups enjoy the barbecue. I am planning on throwing a beach themed back yard party soon and whipped up this easy beach themed candle holder to decorate our rescued patio set. 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!
Beach themed candle holder
- scrap 2″ x 2″ pieces cut at different lengths.
- Sea shells
- Wood glue
- Hot glue
- Blue paint
- 7/8″ drill bit
This is what I started with – just random pieces left over from various projects and paint trials.
How to make the beach themed 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 patio set and gives this amazing ‘beachy’ vibe! I can’t wait to finish all the other details for the party! Don’t worry, I will be adding flameless electronic candles to them when I actually have the party with the kiddos around! Until then, I will enjoy having the beach themed candle holder hang out in my patio 🙂 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 kiddos.
Hope you guys have a great day! See you next month and a new DIY!