Surprise your loved one with this super simple gift-worthy afternoon knockup. What better to use up those scrappy off-cuts!
Let’s keep this one simple!
Cut your offcuts into equal sized squares, at any size you like, but big enough to fit the candle-hole and some padding.
Glue the pieces together to form a near-cube. Use the clamps to make sure you get a tight bond, or place something nice and heavy on top if you don’t have’em.
Mark out the center of your squares and whip out your drill. Excavate the hole where your candle will sit. You can either do this to the height of your intended candles for a flush finish, drill deeper for a sunken look, or keep it shallow so your candles stand up above. In anycase, be careful not to drill the whole way through!
Get out your sand paper and wipe that sucker down till it’s smooth as a baby’s bottom. The look doesn’t arrive until you stain it though so don’t get lazy. The finish is what really takes this piece from the bin to the mantle!