For this project you will need:
Proxxon Band Saw
Proxxon Delta Sander
Small pieces of driftwood
Small board to cut base out of
The first thing to do on this project is to draw a circle on the wood and cut it out with the band saw. I checked the bottom piece of wood with the width of the candle that I planned to put in it and drew my line accordingly.
I next sanded the edge of the round wooden piece smooth. I painted the bottom of the gourd with the brown paint and let it dry.
I cut the pieces of driftwood on one end to make them all level on the bottom of the candle holder. I checked as to how the pieces would sit together around the candle and tried placing several different pieces before I came up with ones that would go around the wood bottom and fit.
Next I nailed the driftwood pieces into the bottom side of the circle that I had cut out of wood.
Once everything was in place I took some raffia and wove it in and out of the driftwood pieces and cinched them together along with a little glue. After tying the raffia into a bow, I glued some seashells to the front and voila' my candle holder was finished! Here's the finished look with the candle in it.