I’m finally sharing my wood candle holder DIY project! I’m SO excited because I LOVE how these candle holders turned out! It was very easy to make, but I couldn’t have done it without the help of my husband and his power tools. If you have access to some tools, you should definitely consider making these!
Materials Needed to Make your own Wood Candle Holder:
- Birch tree log (we just cut one down from our family’s acreage!)
- Mitre Saw
- Drill Press
- Sand paper or an Oscillating Sander
- Clear Sealer (we used this one)
The first step was finding a log. I wanted one that was about 3 inches in diameter. Ours is pictured above with the dogs (they wanted to help too!).
The next step was to cut the candle holders to size. I chose to make mine about 5 inches tall, but you can really use any height you want! We used a mitre saw for this.
At this point you may want to let the wood dry out. That is, if you cut down a live tree log.
Next we had to mark the centre on the top of the 5″ pieces we had cut. Using the drill press,
we my husband drilled down about half way (2.5″).
This is what we were left with after drilling! The insides were a bit rough!
To clean them up we sanded the tops and bottoms a bit, and then used the oscillating sander to sand the insides. Rolled up sand paper sheets would also work well!
Finally, we added a clear acrylic sealer to the outside to give it some shine, and prevent it from rotting :)
Below is our finished product after sanding and clear coating! I’m so happy with how they turned out! They are unique pieces that literally cost me NOTHING because we had all the tools already, and the log was from mother nature :)
Each piece shows off its own unique knots and twists in the bark.
Since I couldn’t wait to show them off, I used them immediately for our thanksgiving table decor!
As always, please leave your questions and comments below :)
And thank you to my wonderful husband who helped my project come to life! Hope you like it as much as I love it!