I’m excited to share my rustic wood candle holders but first I want to thank you all for the tremendous response to my post on Monday about my daughter’s car accident. We read every comment and email and were blown away by all of the prayers and good wishes you sent our way. You all really lifted me up this week and I can’t tell you how grateful I am. Truly.
Just to give you an update, my daughter, her boyfriend and the 2 pups are all doing well. M is still trying to figure out her car situation, and that’s been difficult, but we are still basking in the blessing of them getting out unscathed.
Ok, so it’s back to DIY, because I have to keep busy when I’m stressed out. You can usually tell my level of stress by the number of projects I’m working on, currently it’s 3. I know, you would think that doing a lot of projects would be more stressful but it actually takes my mind off of whatever is stressing me out. Does that make sense?
One of the 3 projects I worked on is an easy and inexpensive one, and I love how it turned out…these rustic wood candle holders.
I bought a birch log right before Christmas so we could make a few candle holders for our holiday table. Unfortunately we ran out of time after only making a couple, so a few weeks ago we braved the cold and whipped out a few more so I would have a set to use with my winter decor.
You may have seen these around, they’re pretty popular right now, but they’re usually made to fit tea lights. I wanted to use them on our dinner table with my beeswax tapers so I decided to change them up a little. I made them to fit 2 different sized candles, tea lights and tapers. Now they’re multifunctional. 😉
After I cut the birch log into different lengths with the chop saw, we used a hole saw for a tea light and then a butterfly drill bit to make a deeper hole to fit a taper.
It only took a few minutes to make the holes and in no time we had a set of dual purpose candle holders. You can see the wood was pretty wet when I cut it so I placed them on the dryer in our basement and a few days later they had dried nicely.
I love the rustic-ness, the moss and chippy bark. Mother Nature certainly knows what she’s doing.
There’s nothing formal about our table settings and the wood candle holders fit right in with our relaxed style.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a great weekend (hopefully mine will be better than the last). To all of my friends on the East coast, stay safe.
If you’re looking for more easy DIY’s, check out these projects.