DIY Hanging Candle Chandelier

DIY Hanging Candelabra @themerrythoughtDIY Hanging Candelabra @themerrythoughtDo you remember this candle chandelier from the Fern & Fig Gathering? It is unbelievably easy to make and once you’re done, you can customize it to fit in with any party. It would be a great centerpiece for upcoming holiday parties, or to make a bunch of them for wedding decor, or just hang it in your house for some every day loveliness.
DIY Hanging Candelabra @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Drill Press (Or Cordless Drill)

How to make it:
-Measure and mark out two spots for holes on each end. (I made all of mine 1″ in from the end and 1″ in from the side.)
-Use a drill bit the same width as your rope and drill completely through the wood in these four spots.
-Mark out spots for your candles. I didn’t measure them out exactly, I just had them scattered on the board.
-Use a forstner bit the same width as your candle’s base to drill 80% of the way through the wood at each of those spots. Don’t go all the way through!
-Cut two long pieces of rope. (Length will depend on where you want to hang it.) Take one and put the ends of the rope up through the bottom of the board where you drilled the holes on the ends. (There should be rope between the two holes on the underside of the board.) Pull the ends of the rope up and tie them together. Repeat with other end.
-Put candles in place. You can use a bit of glue if they are at all loose.
-Now you can hang each end from hooks or untie the ropes and tie them around a bar that is already at the space.
-Make sure you decorate it with some ferns or moss or flowers!

***Obviously, be sure that your candles are far enough away from your ropes or other objects so they don’t start a fire.
DIY Hanging Candelabra @themerrythought DIY Hanging Candelabra @themerrythought DIY Hanging Candelabra @themerrythoughtxo. Caitlin

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