Thursday, April 21, 2022

Handwoven Wood Veneer Candleholder


Do you ever get excited about working with a special craft material?  Well right now my new found craft material is wood veneer edging!  You can find quite a few wood veneer edging crafts on Pinterest. Unlike working with regular lumber wood, you don't need any special woodworking skills! Wood veneer edging is  thin - making it easy to work with in creating lots of cool items like lanterns, pendant lights, lamp shades, etc.

I started using wood veneer edging while making some Christmas crafts last year! I created a "Christmas Star" which I thought was really cool and very easy to make! Then recently, while going through my craft stash, I came across what was left of my wood veneer edging roll and decided to make something interesting with it! It's always fun when you don't have to spend any money to create a fabulous item!

I came up with creating a handwoven wood veneer candleholder - something that can be used any time of the year, for any occasion - indoors and out! Woven accents are very trendy and popular - and can be used with any style, too! Just look around! Woven accents work in a variety of decors - giving off a different set of decorative vibes that includes modern, rustic, vintage and tropical. 

So let's get started with creating a handwoven wood veneer candleholder!


  • Real Wood Veneer Edging
  • Wood Disc - 5" wide
  • Hot Glue/Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Clothespins/Clamps
  • Light base with remote

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How to

First, measure the circumference or distance around the disk with the wood veneer edging (17") and cut off.

Determine how high you want the candleholder to be - in this case, between 8-9" and cut four 9" strips. Hot glue one strip on the middle edge of the disc at the 12 o'clock position.

Then hot glue another strip on the opposite side - 6 position.

Continue gluing on the two remaining strips on the opposite sides in the  3 & 9 position. 


Cut eight more 9" strips and glue on two strips equally between the four strips.

Once all the vertical strips are glued on .  .  . 
begin weaving the 17" strip over and under the vertical strips.
Reaching the opposite end, overlap the horizontal strips just enough to hide under a vertical strip and glue together. Clamp together until dry. 
Cut a few more 17" horizontal strips and continue weaving additional rows over and under, gluing the overlapped ends together. 
Continue weaving the horizontal strips over, under and gluing together until .  .  .

you can't weave any more rows on the vertical strips.
Since just the horizontal ends are glued together, the strips can be equally spaced between rows.

After spacing the strips, glue the vertical end strips together with the horizontal strips on the top row and cut off the excess wood veneer. 
And finally, add a wood veneer strip over the bottom row matching the end edges and gluing in place for a finishing look (candleholder is upside down in photo).
The finished piece is 5"x8.5"tall.
The open weave allows light to pass through for ambient lighting!
And even though this candle holder is designed for a single pillar candle, the fun thing about its' use is that you can also use a light display base .  .  .

 that's perfect for vase and mood lighting with .  .  .
multiple colors and modes. How cool is that!
And it can also be used with a glass container or vase to show off 
pretty seasonal flowers, too! 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on making a handwoven wood veneer candleholder! Up next is our wonderful host for the month - Donna @Modern on Monticello, sharing her beautiful Fabric Scrap Wreath! And be sure to check out all the talented craft bloggers and their awesome craft creations for this month listed below!

Easy Homemade Mother's Day Gifts - Carol @Blue Sky at Home

Round Wood Door Hanger w/ Free SVG! - Niki @Life as a Leo Wife

Dollar Tree Wooden Link Chain - Terrie @Decorate and More with Tip

Homemade Lavender Soap - Ann @The Apple Street Cottage

Handwoven Wood Veneer Candleholder - Gail @Purple Hues and Me

DIY Fabric Scrap Wreath - Donna @Modern on Monticello

Easiest and Cheapest Cake Stand - Tammy @Patina and Paint

Upcycled Plastic Canister - Jenna @The Painted Apron

DIY Fabric Lined Piano Bench -  Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction


  1. I have a roll of this veneer in my craft closet. I LOVE this. Definitely going to try this. Love the multi- light base too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Gail. I love your creative mind!

  3. How creative is this. I love the basket look piece. I think your tutorial is so easy to follow, thank you. Love it Gail!

  4. Wow Gail, I am not familiar will wood veneer, but it does look like handy stuff and easy to work with! This candleholder creation is just stunning, and you always make it look and sound so easy!

  5. Gail, this is such a creative project and I love how versatile it is--very clever!

  6. I have some of these wood strips left over from a project a long time ago and have not considered that I could make something like this with it. So very clever. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  7. This is too cute! I'm going to have to look into getting some wood veneer strips. It looks great as a candle holder and a vase. Thanks for the in-depth tutorial!
    Happy hopping!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  8. What an Interesting idea. It adds such a pretty look to the lights.

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  10. You always come up with the coolest crafts to make. I love this wood candleholder you made Gail!

  11. Gail, I am always so impressed with your ingenuity and creativity. You find products that you turn into beautiful and useful items. Loved this one with the wood strips.

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