Here are two candle stands in two designs. They’re laser cut from 6mm poplar ply. Poplar is light, easy to work with and affordable. It doesn’t have the beautiful grain of birch. It makes an excellent base for staining and painting. I have painted these with ordinary household paint. I buy the little tester pots so I can get lots of colours without spending a fortune or buying loads of paint I’ll never use.
These holders fit a standard glass votive candle holder. The design can be easily adapted to accommodate different size holders. Having glass between the ply and the flame makes these pretty safe. Even so, it’s a bad idea to leave burning candles unattended.