"I used Aspire, and carved on my Shark HD2 Pro. Adding a second finish pass using a 1/16th ball nose cleaned it up nicely. Dremel tool with sanding disks for a quick sanding. It was used with 3 candles for a few nights and also with just 1 candle and condiment dishes in the outside holders."
Excellent idea to use the left and right candle sockets as a space to hold a candy or condiment dish.
Ian's layout could be easily modified for almost any occasion. Use the names of a newlywed couple for a great wedding gift or maybe create a house-warming gift for a new homeowner. Even better remove the holly and berries and hack in leaves, from the Thanksgiving No.2 CNC project, to create a fall centerpiece! Lots of options!!!