What you will need: Wood board (can be any size depending on desired length and width, recommend 2x4, 2x6, etc.) paint, hole saw/drill, candle votives, and tea lights/candles.
Paint board desired color and let dry.
Drill desired amount of holes an even distance apart. The size of each hole will depend on the circumference of the candle votives. (Holes ranging from one inch to eight inches in diameter require a hole saw. Used with a drill, the hole saw is circular with a drill bit in the center and saw teeth around its edge. The hole saw also comes in varying sizes, though there are adjustable hole saws available.) Remember: Make sure to drill the holes a little wider than the circumference of the candle votive (about an inch) to leave room to set inside!
"Antique" the painted wood by sanding.