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Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Hey everyone! It’s Lindi, back again from Love Create Celebrate! I hope you’re all happily recovering from he hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I know I usually need a few weeks before I’m fully functional again! I’m starting off the New Year with a few simple home decor projects, which includes these modern triangle tea light holders. If you have some scrap 2x4s lying around, you can make these!

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

I’ve shared a couple of other scrap wood projects on here before, including the simple white-washed ornaments and some square napkin rings, but I can’t help it! It’s so easy to create something beautiful from a discarded piece of wood!

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Materials:

Here’s how to make your own tea light candle holders:

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Start by setting your mitre saw at a 45 degree angle. Cut straight from one corner on the 45. This will cut a triangle with two 3.5″ sides and a longer (almost 5″) hypotenuse (hello grade 9 math!).

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Then you can bring your saw back to centre (90 degrees) and make a straight cut from the edge you just cut. This will cut a second triangle, exactly the same size as the first. Bonus of this project is that there is zero waste!

Keep repeating those steps until you have the number of triangles you want.

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Use a speed square to draw a straight line in the centre of the triangle, then measure 1 1/8″ up from the flat edge of the line (above). This will be the centre that you drill into.

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Drill a pilot hole into the centre that you just created using a 5/16″ brad point drill bit.

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Then centre your foster bit over your pilot hole and drill down the height of a tea light. Ours was about the depth of the bit. If you use a drill press you can set it to the correct height. If you are using a drill, make sure the piece is clamped down well.

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home! Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Finally, stain your candle holders in the wood stain of your choice :) I chose to use white wash and ebony stains because I love the contrast of black and white in my decor.

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

When I made these, I finished off my entire 2×4″ scrap board, which meant I had a few extras to give as gifts too. So far everyone who has received one has loved them!

Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home! Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home! Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home! Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home! Make these unique triangle tea light holders for your home using scrap wood and a few tools. These stylish candles would look beautiful in any room in the home!

Hope you liked the project! Would you use a different stain for yours? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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3 Comments

    1. Depends on your preference, but I like Rustoleum and ZAR (walnut varieties and moorish teak are my favorites). For a light stain, a pickled oak would be really pretty.

  1. Wow, this is nice but looks like a lot of hard wood work. Those drilling and carving. Oh boy, not sure, I can really pull that off. Maybe I will show someone the details and get the job done, but won’t get involved with the whole wood work
    I don’t mean to sound so off or something like that, but it;s my honest opinion.