Hooray for Thursday, Thursday’s mean that the weekend is just around the corner and that I have a fun project to share with you! Do you ever see something in a store that you want to buy so bad, but you know it would be so simple to make! Well that’s the story behind my birch tree candle holders. I have been eyeing birch bark candles and candle holders at home decor stores, I love their natural look and colour. Now to save money and make my own, I grabbed some birch tree branches that my parents had cut off the tree in their yard and got to work.
I decided roughly on the height that I wanted for each candle stick then cut it to size using our chop saw. Originally I started with only making three candle holders, but since the process was so easy I made six more! I probably would have made even more if I had more branches! 😉
Once all of the branches were cut to size, I clamped the wood down using our vice, then traced around the tea light candle to get a template for the hole that I needed to cut. I setup the router with my hubby’s help to the correct depth for the tea light candle, then with the router in hand, I pressed it down in the centre of the outline and slowly worked my way around the circle.
When all the dust has been brushed off the candle sticks, it was time for the fun part of adding the candle and lighting it! That’s it, my simple way to get the birch bark candle look!
Have you ever seen something in a store that you know you could make at home? Did you make it or did you splurge and just buy it? What do you think of my birch tree candle holders? Share your comment below, I would love to hear from you!