I have been dying to try making a log candle holder, so the other day when I passed by some firewood bundles, I decided to go for it. I looked them over and chose a bundle that had a couple flat bottomed logs.
Then Steff and I got together to bust out some tools. We had to saw a small chunk off the log to help it lay completely flat. It’ll be holding fire after all, flat is a good idea.
These pictures crack me up! Let’s just say, if we can do this, so can you! Look at us!
(Steffany was wearing an apron for another post we were working on.) She actually rocks with power tools! I rocked with the dull hand saw and my socks and slipper shoes-ha ha!
All you need is a drill and a 1 1/2 inch spade drill bit. Mark where you want the candles and drill into the log about 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
Place the candles! Gorgeous! This decor should obviously not be left unattended.
Once we got going with the log idea, we came up with this gem.
We used a rotary tool to engrave the words “Give Thanks” onto this log. ‘Give’ is on one side, ‘Thanks’ is on the other.
To make the words stand out and look more rustic, we torched it!
Good news, we did not start the house on fire!
Bad news, Steffany enjoyed this a little more than she should! Ha!
(This step helped us feel pretty confident that the candles in the first log would be just fine. We were literally holding fire to the wood and it still didn’t catch fire. We realize, it would eventually, but for Thanksgiving dinner, some attended candles should be just fine.)
My house smelled so good, like a wood burning stove! So cozy!
Last, some Terracotta pot stands.
We picked up some Terracotta pots (which are very inexpensive) and glued the saucers to the bottoms of each pot to create a little stand.
Then we spray painted them a creamy white.
We added some gold ribbon to some pumpkins and wrapped a couple stands
with burlap then just lined them up. (All our pumpkins are Halloween leftovers.)
3 inexpensive and simple centerpiece ideas! Which is your favorite?
I am really loving the log candle holder.
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