My main mission for going to the beach a few weeks ago was to pick driftwood to make part of my mom’s Mother’s Day gift. I have seen driftwood candle holders in shops for $40 and upward amounts. If you have the proper circular drill bit, you can easily make your own.
Now my husband and I took this project up a notch. We took the gorgeous piece of driftwood I picked from the beach and using a Sharpie marker, I marked off where I wanted holes for candles. Using a votive candle as a size guide, my husband found the right size circular drill bit to use to make shallow holes in the driftwood. I requested that the holes were too deep since I wanted the candles to sit above the surface. Wood + fire don’t mix after all. Or do they…
After the holes were drilled and my husband and I stood admiring the candle holder, he said “Do you know what would make this look so much cooler? If we torch it.” I starting laughing on the spot. He was joking, right? Nope! We took the driftwood and a blow torch to the backyard. My husband pulled out the hose, lit up the torch and handed it over to me. I torched both sides and let him even it out a bit. No hose necessary, but I appreciate the former firefighter in him for taking such a precaution!
We gifted this to Mom with a set of tealight candles and a PVC planter of her own. My mother-in-law received a standing wooden planter she wanted that my father-in-law and husband built for her. Mother’s Day was very handmade this year, which I loved making and giving! The moms seemed to love their gifts, too.