Who would have thought you could make adorable DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Candle Bases out of embroidery hoops and wood dowels?? I am OBSESSED with how amazing these turned out, I might just make some for every room in my house!
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These easy DIY candle bases were so much fun to make, and I showed my Crafty Crew the how-to steps during a live video on my Facebook page.
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For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Bamboo Skewers
- Embroidery hoops (x2/candle base)
- Wooden circles
- Candle (1 for the short base / 2 for the tall base)
- Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
- Wood Beads
- Jute Twine
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue Sticks
How to Make DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Candle Bases
Okay, I’m going to start by saying that I made two of these adorable farmhouse candle bases that were two different heights. I’m going to tell you the basic steps of making a DIY Dollar Tree farmhouse candle base, and you can decide the height that you want yours to be.
You’re going to start by staining all your wood pieces. For one farmhouse candle base, you will need two 4-inch embroidery hoops, one wooden circle, four wood beads, and about 30 bamboo skewers.
I started with the bamboo skewers. Lay a piece of plastic saran wrap down on your crafting table. Place the bamboo skewers on the plastic wrap, spray them with water, and pour some brown paint onto them.
Then, fold the plastic saran wrap over the skewers and roll them back and forth under the plastic wrap until they are all coated with brown paint.
Use a wet wipe to spread the paint to the ends of the skewers and to remove the excess paint. You may need a few wet wipes because you will most likely have applied too much paint to the skewers.
Stain all the wood pieces
Set your skewers to the side to dry, and stain the wooden circle and embroidery hoops. I sprayed them with water first, then used a wet wipe to spread the brown paint across the surfaces.
The water helps the wood absorb the paint pigment and gives it a stained finish rather than a painted look. You could always use regular wood stain, but I find that it can be a bit expensive.
Next, stain your wood beads. I put mine in a small bowl, sprayed them with water, and swirled them around until they were completely coated.
Then, I poured the beads onto a napkin and swirled them around to remove some of the excess paint. Finally, I used my heat gun to dry the stained wood beads.
Bring it all together
Once all the pieces are stained and dried, you can start assembling your DIY Dollar Tree farmhouse candle bases. It hot glued two of the bamboo skewers to the first embroidery hoop.
Then, decide how tall you want your candle base to be, and hot glue the second embroidery hoop about an inch below the height you want the candle base to be.
I then started hot gluing the bamboo skewers two at a time on the inside of the embroidery hoops. Just eyeball the distance between each skewer to try and make them evenly spaced.
Next, I started working on the candle. Depending on the height of the candle base, you may need one or two candles. If you make your base taller, you’ll need to take two of the candles and secure them together,
I pushed a bamboo skewer into the bottom candle with a little bit sticking out the top, then pressed the second candle on top. Once you add the napkin around the outside, you won’t even know it was two candles!
To apply the napkin to the candle, wrap the napkin around the candle and then heat it with your heat gun. The wax will slightly melt and allow the napkin to stick to the candle. Keep going around the candle until the napkin is completely applied to the candle.
Once the entire candle was covered with the napkin, I let the candle cool down and wax harden back up. Then, I used a sanding sponge to remove the excess napkin from the top and bottom of the candle.
The finishing touches
I used a pair of Dollar Tree wire cutters to cut the tops of the bamboo skewers. You might need some safety glasses because the ends were flying everywhere while I was cutting them off!
Then, I hot glued four of the wood beads to the bottom of my wooden circle, and hot glued the bottom of the embroidery hoops and skewers to the top of the wooden circle.
Lastly, I wrapped jute twine around the candle several times and tied it into a little bow. You can also hot glue the jute twine if you’re worried it’ll slide down the candle. Then, just put the candle into your DIY farmhouse candle base!
I hope you enjoyed these DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Candle Bases as much as I did and decide to make them for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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