Pallet crafts are such a fun way to keep waste out of the landfill, and this tea light holder is beautiful in its simplicity!
A lot of pallet crafts call for a lot of special materials, and what I love about this one from our friend David Quilty at The Good Human is that you really don't need special tools or woodworking skills to make this candle holder. The finished project has a rustic look, so even if you're using a hand saw, you'll end up with a very nice-looking candle holder when it's all said and done.
I know, I always talk about this when I talk about pallet crafts, but it's so important! When you're sourcing your pallet, you want to be sure that you're using one that's headed for the landfill. Don't just nab a pallet from behind the local big box store. Make sure you pop inside and ask. If they don't have any pallets that are being discarded, ask them to contact you when they do have one. You're saving them money on disposal fees, so don't be shy about asking!
This simple project only requires a few simple tools and supplies. You will need:
- A wood pallet
- A way to cut the pallets to size - David used a miter saw, but you can also use a hand saw if you're patient
- Wood glue
- Spade or hole drill bits
- Wood clamps
- Sand paper
- Tea lights
That's it! Just a few basic tools, and you're ready to get crafty. David has detailed instructions, including plenty of images to help you along the way over at The Good Human. Click here for the full tutorial!