Did you have a nice Halloween? We kept it low key this year since I’ve been traveling for 2 weeks and wanted a night to relax so no costumes for us.
Today I’m sharing the candle sconces you may have seen in my fall tour a few weeks ago. I needed something to hang on the wall that was rustic and preferably, free. Jordon had torn apart a few pallets we had and when I saw the wood laying in the garage, I came up with the idea for candle sconces.
Here’s how I made them.
- pallet wood
- wood glue
Cut your pallet wood to the length you want. I wanted to stagger mine so I chose to make one longer than the other. I made mine 8 inches and 12 inches long.
Next, cut your pieces for the ledge. My ledge (where the candle sits) is 6 inches and the triangle support piece is 3 inches from end to end.
Pallet wood is pretty rough, so you’ll want to give every piece a nice sanding. I still wanted them to look rustic so I didn’t sand them until they were perfectly smooth.
Now it’s time to glue everything together. Measure your square ledge piece and triangle support so they are aligned perfectly with the main board. Apply a generous amount of glue and firmly hold the piece in place for a couple minutes before moving onto the next. Wipe up any excess glue that seeped out with a paper towel. Let the glue dry for several hours.
Now you can apply the stain. I applied it with a brush and then wiped it off with a paper towel so the grain still showed through some. Once you give them a nice coat, let them dry for a day. Once they dried I decided to lightly sand them again so more grain showed through.
Add some hooks to the backs so you can hang up the sconces, LED candles, and voila! I love how the dark wood contrasts with the light walls and credenza. Pallet wood is great for rustic projects like this because of its roughness and grain – and it’s free!