A Holiday Table to Remember
This DIY project I decided to try after flipping through Pinterest. Simply search “Birch Candles” and numerous photo boards will appear. After studying the photos, I figured this DIY project seemed fairly straight forward and, all in all, it was — all you need are two power tools, a few long birch logs and tealights.
Step by step instructions are listed below. The birch logs can be purchased from a local garden centre or grocery store. I bought three logs for $18 and they yielded 3 pillar gift sets for 5 friends.
To do this DIY, you’ll need the following tools:
- Mitre saw.
- Cordless drill with 1.5″ spade bit.
Step 1: Using the mitre saw, cut the log into the desired lengths. I prefer to have the pillars staggered in height and set in groups of 3 for visual appear and cut the logs into 7″, 5″ and 3″ lengths.
Step 2: With the fresh-cut side up, trace the outline of tealights on the surface to create a drilling template. Begin drilling.
You’ll need an extra pair of hands to hold the log steady while you drill.
To help drill to the correct depth, mark the drill bit with masking tape, to act as a depth guide.
Step 3: Brush off wood shavings, insert tealights and let the magic begin!
I arranged the pillars along the middle of the dining table and then filled in the gaps with greenery purchased from a craft store (they are plastic) and added silver balls from the dollar store for a little extra sparkle. This entire centerpiece cost less than $15 and can be recreated year after year.
Spread the charm by using these pillars to decorate fireplace mantles, buffets and coffee tables too. They also blend well with Thanksgiving decor and will look great on the patio in summer lanterns. You can enjoy them all year long!
I hope you liked this DIY. One last thing…..
Never leave candles unattended.