Monday, February 10, 2014

Xs and Os Valentine's Day Votives

I saw this adorable little DIY on Pinterest and thought I would recreate it for Valentine’s Day. It’s easy, and you can finish it in a couple of hours.

What you need:
- Balsa wood
- Cylinder candle votives
- An exacto knife (I used a box cutter)
- Paint and paint brush

How to:

Start by using your exacto knife and cutting out the center of the balsa wood. My votives were 2 inches wide, so I cut a two inch wide section. You will need two of these for every one votive that you make.

After cutting the votive holder out of the balsam wood, cut the wood to be varying heights (I did a 4 in, 5 in, and a 6 in).

Once you have the votive holders the desired heights, cut a small slit into the top of the piece of the holder, and one slit into the bottom (both slits should meet in the middle so that they can slide together perpendicularly to make an “X”).

After all the cutting of the balsam wood is complete, paint the bottoms of the wood whatever color you please (I did pink for Valentine’s Day!). If you’re anything like me, you may want to use painters tape for a straight line.

Once the paint is dry, fit the pieces together, and place one of the circle votives in the middle (ideally, it should be a snug fit). And ta-da, you're done!


  1. Oh my gosh this is adorable!! And so simple!

  2. SO cute, Lisa!!!! Also, feel free to join our link up at any point...January will be open until we do's never to late to recap the resolutions. So far it has been a really positive thing to do, at least for me. :)

  3. LISA! What an incredibly PERFECT craft!! I LOVE It!
    This would be great for ANY holiday! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Tuesday, Love!!

  4. Okay, shut up! How cute are these?! You go, girlfriend! YAY for festive crafts! xoxo

  5. Wow, these turned out great! Love it x


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