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DIY Driftwood Candle Holder

Hello beautiful people.

Can you believe it’s already March?! Which, for my fellow Australians, means the air is getting crisper and the leaves are starting to fall. Autumn brings the need for warmth and is possibly my favourite season. It’s cold enough to bring out the warmer bed linen, but not cold enough to blare the heater on 24/7 and walk around the house in 5 layers of knitted jumpers (winter I can’t wait for you!).

Wood evokes a real sense of warmth and comfort. Driftwood is a beautiful option as it is full of character from being naturally weathered and worn, totally understated and more times than not free, if you know where to look.

I wanted to share this quick and easy driftwood centre piece tutorial by The Black Bird. It’s an easy addition to a coffee table or dining table for anytime of the year. Enjoy!

You will need:

  • Driftwood, or any other wood for that matter, as long as it can sit and not roll over
  • Drill
  • Appropriate sized drill bit, you want this to be ever so slightly larger than the candle you are using.
  • Candles, mine were found in a thrift store, but you can pick  similar candles up at your local emporium.
  • Pencil and Blutack

Decide where you want your candles, whether random or in a pattern, mark with a pencil indent. Take your drill with the appropriate sized drill bit (or get a handy someone to help you). Drill slowly, straight down. The hole should be around an inch, or around 3cm down. Clean out the saw dust. Put a small ball of blutack on the bottom of your candle and place in the hole, press firmly.

Et Voila (told you it was easy)!

anywayimnikki asked:

[singsongs] it's almost your birthday, why am i excited about your birthday?I don't know but I am~ [does a little dance]

BECAUSE silencedmoment IS DRAWING ME SOMETHING! AND SO IS picklestpickle! AND THEN I CAN FINALLY OPEN THE MYSTERIOUS CARD I GOT FROM THE NETHERLANDS THAT’S BEEN WINKING AT ME FOR DAYS!!! you wouldn’t know anything about that

*heavy breathing*

it’s… a little strange that getting into fandom has restored some of my old birthday-related giddiness when it was definitely absent for years :’D thanks for being excited with me!

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