Tealight Votives

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Set the vibes for your next dinner party with these tealight votives!

Tools

  • Jig Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Glue Gun
  • Rotary Tool

Accessories

  • 10 PC. ALL-PURPOSE JIGSAW BLADE SET
  • 12 PC. ALL PURPOSE FULL SIZE GLUE STICKS
  • COARSE SPHERE MATERIAL REMOVAL BURR
  • SMOOTH SPHERE MATERIAL REMOVAL BURR

Materials

  • Birch Logs
  • Tealight Candles

Steps

STEP 1

Measure out 4", 6", and 8" out on the birch log using the 25 FT. tape measure. Mark with a pencil and place the log into a bench vise.

Tools

Tape Measure

Materials

Birch Log, Pencil
Birch log

STEP 2

Insert the 10 TPI wood smooth cut jigsaw blade into the 18V ONE+ orbital jigsaw. Cut along the measurement lines made in the previous step.

Tools

Jig Saw, Jig Saw Blades

Materials

Birch Log
Cut birch logs

STEP 3

Outline the tealight candles on the top of each birch piece using a pencil.

Materials

Birch Log, Pencil, Tealight Candle
Tracing the tea lights

STEP 4

Insert the coarse sphere material removal burr into the 12V cordless rotary tool. Remove material inside the traced area until the tealight sits flush in the cutout circle.

Tools

Rotary Tool, Coarse Sphere Material Removal Burr

Materials

Birch Log
Material removal

STEP 5

Switch the accessory from the coarse sphere material removal burr to the smooth material removal burr. Smooth out any rough edges or grooves created in the previous step.

Tools

Rotary Tool, Smooth Sphere Material Removal Burr

Materials

Birch Log

STEP 6

Apply glue using the 18V ONE+ dual temperature glue gun in the middle of each birch tealight holder where the tealights will go. Press each tealight into place until the glue dries.

Tools

Glue Gun

Materials

Birch Log, Tealight Candle
Applying glue