Rendering of possible finished candle trivet.

The holiday season is special in so many ways.  Friend and Family gathering together sharing food, laughter and good times.

Candles have a wide range of meanings in our homes during this part of the year.  Some religious, some lit to remember a cherished friend or family member that is not with us anymore and others just there to bring a warmth to the occasion. 

In some families candle holders, sconces and trivets are passed down from generation to generation.  If these could talk we are sure the conversations that have happened around them would be pretty interesting to hear again, to say the least.

Another Possible Layout

It is not too hard to find a pretty nice candle holder in any big box store but none of them were made using your special gift of time.  Your time is one of the most precious gifts you can give during the holidays.  It is an amazing feeling to make something that will become a center piece to a great conversation or something that generations will look at and think of you.

We have designed a few neat features into this project that will make it even easier to use and reuse.  These features include:
- the holly sprig has been modeled so adding extra leaves is a breeze.
- we have included a round and square trivet so you can match just about anyone's tastes.
- the trivet designs have a recesses dished band so you can add another model to them easily and get the best "z" height possible.
- both the round and square ribbons have been made using either the bent or straight ribbon segment showing how nicely they connect together.
- Sizing chart to make sure you get the socket size perfect.

We created this short video to help get you started with this project. Click the link or image above to view on YouTube.

It's never too early to get a start on your Christmas list. We are sure almost everyone on your list would love something made in your shop instead of a last minute purchase from that big box store... right?! Yeah we thought so.

This project is not just limited to Christmas.  Why not make a special trivet for a wedding or anniversary gift?  How about a nice centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table or a housewarming gift?  So many ideas... so little time.. so get moving!

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"Tis The Season" Centerpiece

The holiday centerpiece candle holder above is made using the models from these projects:

The font used to simulate the v-carving is called Pupcat.

WOW... that's a hack!

The Home for the Holidays No.2 project contains the following models and project sheet.


To get you started on your next weekend project we have included this assembled layout.

Project Sheet

Food for thought.
Ideas for other combinations of this project.

In case you need...

The vector outlines for all of the models in this project you can download them from this link:

DXF - Outlines

This is the sizing chart to make sure you size the trivet so you have the proper socket size to fit your candle (this is included in the file download).

In case you wanted to know... 

Font used in the renderings is called - 

  • Times New Roman
  • Pupcat

Fonts used in the Project Sheet for this project are called - 

  • Time New Roman
  • Pupcat



Thank you to our customers for these project images!

Thanks to our  Suzanne Ramsay for this great image of a candle holder she made with the use of this project!!!  

Uncle Henry sent this one in... these are going to be a big hit over the holidays!

Thank you Dave Haskin for sharing!

Thanks to Tom Watson for this great Work in Progress image!

Thanks to Tom Watson for this close-up of the unfinished piece.

Thanks to Tom Watson ... what a sharp looking finished piece!

Thanks Mr. S for sharing!!!!

Mr. S thank you for sharing this super image!

Share an image of a finished project that uses one of our models and get it posted here! WOW!!!! 

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This Project is sure to inspire some special Family heirlooms that will be enjoyed for years to come!