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Relax into the festive season by fashioning festive candleholders in four fresh shades of green.

Give your home a Christmas glow with these simple candlesticks crafted from wooden sofa feet. They look great in a group and make cute gifts too.

Make festive wooden candleholders
Festive candleholders

You will need:

  • Candles,
  • Drill and wood bit
  • Wooden sofa feet (from hardware stores)
  • Sandpaper
  • Resene testpots in your chosen colours,
  • Paint brush
  • Construction adhesive


  1. Measure the diameter of your candles. Using a drill fitted with a wood bit of the same diameter (our bit was 22mm), drill a hole in the middle of a sofa foot so the candle can sit snugly and securely inside. Don’t drill all the way through.

Drill the holes and paint the feet
Step 1 and Step 3

  1. Sand off any rough edges.

  2. Paint each of the feet in a shade of green. We chose Resene Permanent Green, Resene Laurel, Resene Parsley and Resene Gordons Green. Apply 2 coats for a good finish, letting it dry in between.

  3. To make an arrangement of different heights, glue a second painted sofa foot onto the base of some of your candle holders using construction adhesive

Project and styling Vanessa Nouwens. Photography Angie Humphreys. 2019

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