I don't know about you, but every holiday I start to plan out my holiday centerpiece. I'm normally hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas, and with that times two tables a holiday, it can get pricey. So when I saw this, I had to recreate it. We took it to another level and decided to burn the wood. This is a perfect centerpiece that won't break the bank. You can change out the greenery for the holiday season.
4x4 Fall Centerpiece
Long Stick Candles
Simi-Gloss Lacquer Spray
4x4 - Measure to the sized you wish for your table. The Hardware store can cut it for you. I did 3 Feet for mine.
7/8 Wood Spade
I picked this up at Lowes for $25. They had some cheaper ones, but I went with a upgraded nozzle.
Once you have your 4x4 cut it to the length you wish for your table (The Hardware store can cut it for you. I did 3 Feet for mine).
You will want to mark the middle of the wood that will be the top your center piece will have the candles.
Draw a line from one side of the board, to the other, marking the middle of the board.
You will want to clamp down the 4x4 so it does not move.
(I did not take a picture of this before I started drilling. So please disregard the holes for now.)
Using the 7/8 wood spade, Drill your first hole on one side of the line.
Now on the other side of the line you will drill another hole. We measured 5 inches between each hole.
You will continue to go back and forth with the holes till you reach the end.
This step is optional.
If you are worried about doing this step because you haven't used a torch, I can assure you it is easy. This was my first time too, and it went smoothly. You will hold the flame about 2 inches from the wood, and you will start to see the grain darken.
NOTE: The wood will be hot, DO NOT TOUCH IT. Give it a few mins to cool.
Here is what ours looked like after we burned it.
Once the wood is cool, you will give it a spray of lacquer.
You are done! Place your favorite flowers or greenery around it.
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Linda Abate on Sep 24, 2020
WOW, what a beautiful centerpiece. I can see this not only on a dining room table, but also on the fireplace mantel. Such a beautiful piece that can be decorated with fall flowers and leaves and/or pine garland and berries. Beautiful job on the finish of your piece.