DIY Wall Sconces

Easy Wooden DIY Wall Sconces with Tea Lights

Hey guys! Today I’m going to show you how I made these easy DIY wall sconces. My name is Laci from and a huge thanks to Dinah from DIY inspired for partnering with me today. These DIY wall sconces are so easy to make, and they are very affordable to make as well.

I could not believe how easy they were to make, especially considering how much they cost at the store. Both were made for less than $20 and that includes the tea light sconces from Hobby Lobby.

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For this project, you will need:

Time: About an Hour


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  1. Cut pine to 20″ long (or however long you’d like yours to be). Cut your shelf to 5 1/2″ (or whatever size you want it to be).
  2. Measure and mark where you want your shelf (I went to 6 3/8 from the bottom)
  3. Wood Glue your shelf down using your clamps to secure it and let it dry
  4. Using your 1/8 drill bit, create holes in the back. Drill your screws into the holes to secure the shelf
  5. Sand your wood to make sure you have all the glue off
  6. Stain and let dry
  7. Measure and mark where you want to hang the eyelet / hanging tea light candles. Hand-screw the eyelet into the ledge.
  8. Affix to your wall (I did this by using a drill bit to create a hole on the top and bottom of the 20” board and then screwing it into the wall).


  • Cut 1×6 down to 20″
  • With remaining wood, cut 5 1/2 inches wide for shelf


  1. Drill a pilot hole in center (2 3/4 in.)
  2. Attach to the wall with drywall screws
  3. Use anchors if needed

I found these gorgeous geometric tealight holders at Hobby Lobby and I bought two of them. I knew they would look so gorgeous hanging on these sconces. All that I did was hand-screw the eyelet hooks into the wood and then I hung the geometric tea light candles onto it. I would not recommend using real tea light candles for this, but it was all I had on hand. Battery operated tea light candles would be perfect in this. This project is really easy and it ended up costing me less than $20 for both.

What do you guys think?

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