This year I wanted to have a woodland theme for my Christmas decor. I know making candlesticks from logs has been done before, what hasn’t, but this was the first time for me.
This tutorial for rustic log candlesticks costs virtually nothing to make, and takes about 1 hour for nine pretty candlesticks.
We have a couple of wood piles from trees that were cut down on the property. I tried to pick out the nicest looking round logs that were on the thinner side.
This was a team effort for my husband did a lot of the heavy work, but I know many of you ladies out there could easily pull this off.
First, he cut the logs on one side to make them square. Then I showed him how long to make each piece. Boy was that sawdust messy!
I decided I would probably need about nine good size pieces for our dining room table.
Next we went to the basement and put each piece in a vice.
Using a 1-1/2-Inch Spade Drill Bit which we did buy at the hardware store, we drilled out the center, enough to fit a standard tealight.
I wanted the tealight to sit flush or slightly above the wood.
Then I arranged them down the center of the table on a burlap runner and added a few sprigs of boxwood.
Does it have a woodland feel? I’m not sure, but I do like the way they turned out.