Christmas is a great time for making things. So what better reason to introduce my oldest daughter to the lathe in this newest Adventure in the Workshop? She makes a Christmas Tree Tealight Holder from walnut. Her patience for sanding is not the best, but as she says, this way you know you made it yourself.
Has there ever been a better analogy for life, love or craftsmanship than the common tealight holder? Of course not. And I could go on and on about them, but instead, I want to inspire you to make your own tealight holders.
Unlike most candle holders, tealight holders can come in many shapes and sizes, and you can find inspiration for them virtually anywhere – you can make simple ones for beginners’ craft projects and give away for Christmas, or go all out and create a Back to the Future themed DeLorean tealight holder. Which I will put on my list, too, because you can never have enough ideas.
In this category, you can find all the tealight holders I have made, inspired by all manner of things and techniques. If you are new to that magical world populated by tealight holders, I recommend you start with this video about the various ways to make a tealight-sized hole.