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 LaciJane.com 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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- 1×6 and 6′ long-select pine
- 1/8 drill bit
- Wood Clamps
- Drill Gun
- 10 screws 1 1/4 long
- Drywall screws
- Wood Stain-Ebony
- Titebond Wood Glue
- Speed Square
- 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).
- Measure and mark where you want your shelf (I went to 6 3/8 from the bottom)
- Wood Glue your shelf down using your clamps to secure it and let it dry
- Using your 1/8 drill bit, create holes in the back. Drill your screws into the holes to secure the shelf
- Sand your wood to make sure you have all the glue off
- Stain and let dry
- Measure and mark where you want to hang the eyelet / hanging tea light candles. Hand-screw the eyelet into the ledge.
- 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
HOW TO AFFIX TO WALL
- Drill a pilot hole in center (2 3/4 in.)
- Attach to the wall with drywall screws
- 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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