Tiki Tea Light Holder

Well, it’s been awhile since I posted on here but I haven’t been idle…

plain wood tea light holder I found this tealight holder in a charity shop and decided to make it a bit more interesting.

decorated tea light holder I don’t know what wood this is; looks like pine but has a fine grain.

There were some troublesome knots…

After toying with the idea of rubbing white pigment into the incised areas, PNG style, I went for a darker finish to match the original stain.

I was able to pierce the top row to let the light through, as seen here.

tiki tea light holder 3The final result. Thanks for looking, more updates to come!

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Tiki Tealight holder

Here’s a guy I finished about a year ago. He’s 25 cm tall and made of Mahogany, fantastic wood to carve, if only you could find it lying around on the street like all the crappy bits of pine I come across!

A tiki tealight holder

About Atomic Mess

I make tiki style wood carvings and prints. I’ve been carving for a few years on and off, but I’ve created alot of stuff so it seems the time to share it with you!

I’m influenced by all types of oceanic scuplture, but particularly scuplture and carvings from Papua New Guinea and the Cook islands. I try to put my own spin on them but I guess the origins are there to see for anyone who knows a bit about oceanic art.

I can’t remember when I first heard of Tiki, but it seemed a good fit for me as I love rum based cocktails, low lighting and surf music!
Anyway here’s a couple of pics of the kind of thing I make, enjoy!

A tiki style wood carving