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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:


  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

Always ensure lit candles are under adult supervision. Always extinguish all candles before going to sleep. Replace candles when they are at least 20mm from the top edge of the candleholder.

Project and styling Vanessa Nouwens. Photography Angie Humphreys. 2019

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