Nothing says housewarming like lighting things on fire… right? It is called houseWARMING after all.
No no, this post isn’t about burning your friends house down, but I will show you how to warm it with a small (controlled) flame.
Meet my adorable housewarming gift idea; the DIY Housewarming Candle Holder.
Get it, cause its a candle, and fire is hot? Housewarming? AND the candle is a chimney? Yeah, I know, my brilliance knows no ends.
I was inspired by some ceramic house shaped candle holders that I spied in Denmark. When we got the invite to a friend’s housewarming, I knew this was my chance to make the punniest housewarming gift ever.
Here are the supplies:
- Small piece of 4×4 lumber (we used untreated spruce from Downtown Lumber)
- Miter Saw
- Copper Pipe Fitting
- Finishing Supplies (we used a beeswax finishing wax.)
Here is how you do it:
- Cut a piece of 4×4 into about a 6″ length
- Mark the center of one end of your 4×4 on both the front and the back of the wood.
- Set your miter saw to a 30degree angle
- Cut the peak of the roof into your 4×4 by lining up the center mark to your blade.
- Cut one side first, then flip it over, line up your saw to your mark again, and make the second cut.
- Now you will have a rough cut little house!
- Drill a hole in one side of the roof large enough to fit your copper pipe or candle.
- Sand and finish.
- Look brilliant to your friends when you roll up to the party, give them coolest gift, and say “oh I just whipped it up at home”.
6″ piece of 4×4 lumber
Copper Pipe Fitting
Finishing Supplies (we used beeswax furniture wax)
Difficulty Level (on a scale of 1-5):
Total Cost: $5
3 thoughts on “DIY Housewarming Candle Holder”
do you just buy a plain candle and put it in the copper pipe?
i rarely burn candles but this guy is so cute I think I would take it up! Genius idea!
Thanks Virginia! I never was a candle person, then I traveled to Denmark and they have candles everywhere! I got a bit inspired, and even picked up a couple new brass candlesticks at local Goodwill last weekend!