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Tea Light Candle Holders

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Tealight Candle HolderAfter
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  1. Crosscut stock wood material into equally sized squares with a miter saw or radial arm—the total number of squares is your preference.
  2. Mark the center of the top of each piece (end grain side) with a pencil.
  3. Using the 1 5/8" Forstner bit, drill into each cube to a depth of approximately 3/4" or standard tea light height (16mm).
  4. Sand all pieces with progressive sandpaper grits, 120/180/220.
  5. Apply two coats of wood stain with a rag or paintbrush, and allow it to dry.
  6. Section off areas of the cubes (in a preferred geometric pattern) with painter’s tape.
  7. Apply two coats of spray paint, and allow it to dry for 24-48 hours.
  8. Carefully remove painter's tape.
  9. Apply two light coats of urethane, allow it to dry, then place a tea light in each hole.