Pallet Candles

Erin Tallant
by Erin Tallant
2 Materials
My Dad sent me a picture of a wooden candle set he found in a store... I took the idea and ran with it...
I took 3 pallet slats and cut them to length. I painted them and distressed them using stain. Because they are tall, I needed to find a way to brace them on the base so they would be sturdy. I used L brackets with short wood screw in the back and then I laid them down and used one REALLY long screw the bottom of each. To attach the flame, I drilled a small hole in the bottom of the flame and the top of the candle. I put a bit of wood glue on the metal rod to secure them. Then decorate to your pleasure!
Suggested materials:
  • Pallets
  • Paint/Stain
  • L Brackets
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  • Ko Ko on Jul 15, 2017
    What sizes were candle sticks? So cute

  • Vero Vero on Sep 03, 2017
    Where do you get the metal rod for the flame? Thanks!

  • Rem55055683 Rem55055683 on Dec 04, 2021

    What did you use for the flaming part of the candle

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  • Sheila Wissler Risberg Sheila Wissler Risberg on Jun 13, 2017
    AWESOME!!! This might be a new project this year!!

  • Bkd344734 Bkd344734 on Nov 04, 2017
    I saw something similar in Germany last year, when I visited my family. Instead of pallet boards, they used tree trunks. Advent is very popular there, so they used 4. All different sizes. Their flames were rusted metal and I have been trying to find a place who would sell them. Any idea?
    I will definitely make mine out of pallet boards. Great idea!