Farmhouse Succulent or Candle Holders

Shelly L Nemeth
by Shelly L Nemeth
7 Materials
45 Minutes

This one is great, you can use it for really whatever you'd like, but I figured they make the perfect fit for candles or a small plant- like a succulent! Here's what I did.

First, grad the wood piece you'd like to use.

I cut mine in to 3 different sizes for some variety. ( 5", 8", and 10") Then I stained them each a nice dark walnut color.

Next I use my 2" bit to drill a recessed hole to the tops of each. This little space will hold my succulents. I went about an inch and a 1/2 deep.

Check out how clean the tool makes the hole! make sure to drill out the hole before staining. ( I made a whole bunch today and my arm was (numb so I did this set after... I needed a break

I added Spanish moss and hot glued the artificial succulents in the little space I made for them. I then distressed the edges with sand paper and added twine for a little visual interest.

Here are a few others I did you can also use with votive and make candle holders. I also used some real succulents in a few of them, really this can be used in many ways!

If you make a set of them, they look great stacked up as home decor, for that farmhouse rustic charm!

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  • Diane Diane on Jan 08, 2019

    How deep would it have to be if you put live plants in without the glass holders...

  • S S on Mar 18, 2019

    Why wouldn't you measure & drill ALL the holes in the long board before chopping them up into 5" - 10" pieces? They would not be as likely to spin around on your work table or drill press, even if you were using a clamp.

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  • Nancy Nancy on May 27, 2020

    I don't understand your answer: "FYI it’s not a 4 x 4 it’s a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 their custom"

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    • Shelly L Nemeth Shelly L Nemeth on Nov 08, 2020

      These FYI are not 4x4 the are a custom cut so are probably a 3”x3” not those convoy 4x4 😊

  • Kim Kim on Nov 08, 2020

    @Shelly thank you so much for your beautiful idea! To ea of their own. If some one would have done whatever, because, then so be it. I love your idea! I have tons of scrap wood and stacks of this and that every where. So great idea for using up a couple more of my pieces. I love farm house style, so I believe I’ll keep the twine idea instead of the rope nautical idea. These are so cute!