Pallet Wood Tea Light Candle Holder

This amazing project was actually very easy to make!

wooden candle holder on table with flowers

We have another day off from school today because of snow so I am just itching to find a project to keep me busy. 

I noticed these little treasures near the burn pile. 

raw pieces of pallet wood

Oh no, no, no! No burn pile for these guys!

I headed to the workshop before my husband notices they were gone.

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At one time I purchased this Diablo drill bit that I knew would come in handy one day... and it did. 

I marked 5 spots evenly spaced down the length of the wood.


Pallet Wood and a drill bit

The only problem was that this wood is not pine like I thought, whatever it is is very hard and it took longer than expected to drill the holes. My drill was not happy, it was a cheap drill and was ready to burn out. I grabbed another one and was ready to go! 

Once the holes were finally finished I gave the whole piece a quick sanding with my electric sander. 

I stained the wood with my very favorite stain... well... decorative glaze. You just paint it on and then wipe it off. I use this stain on everything. I bought it from Home Depot. 

Staining Pallet Wood

When the stain dried I added a cute little tag holder I got from DLawless HardwareThey have tons of hardware at great prices! 

Metal label

I have no idea what I will write on the paper I'm adding to the tag but I'm sure one day it will hit me. 

For now I'm leaving it blank. 

Rustic Tea Light Candle Holder with tea lights

That's pretty much all there is to this quick project. 


I showed it to my husband and I think he will think twice about what he tosses into the burn pile from now on. 

wooden tea light holder with candles

It's hard to see just how pretty it looks with the candles lit, I will have to wait until after dark. 

Rustic DIY Tea Light Candle Holder

I'm off to find another project to work on since I finished this one by 8:30 am! 


pallet candle holder

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rustic candle holder with overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .