Creating your own décor can not only make your home more inviting, but it also can be affordable. Last month I showed you how to spruce up your outdoor seating area utilizing thrift store pillows. One of my favorite ways to add texture and charm to our outdoor or indoor décor is to make use of all the nature affords us. After our patio renovation, I loved to add natural elements like plants, dried botanicals, and even candles made from beeswax. What could be better than log candlesticks made that achieve a cozy, earthy feel?
The best part is that when your outdoor season gets cooler, you can bring these log candlesticks into your interior décor for a warm winter touch. You can find the tutorial for our faux fireplace HERE.
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Ready to get started? It’s a simple 3-step process easily completed in an hour. Grab your tools and let’s roll!
- approx. 3” diameter log or branch (could be larger, just not smaller) cut into 3 pieces. See sizing below.
- 3 votive or tea light candles
You may not have a wood pile like we do for our wintertime heat, but you can certainly use a fallen branch or cast-off log to make these. You could even bug your neighbor as it seems someone always has some unwanted wood. Make it fun and look for a branch to stick out of knot hole to add character to your creation.
Once you have found your log or branch, cut your wood into 6”, 4 ½, and 3” lengths using a hand saw. These varied lengths will give a tiered effect, but feel free to make them all the same or taller too. Once you have your cuts, make sure they are level to prevent tipping. You can always use an orbital sander to level them off.
One you have the logs cut, it’s time for the 3-step process:
Step 1: Find the center of your log and mark.
Step 3: Sand the rough edges and surfaces to your desired texture.
At this point, they are complete, but you can also add some craft felt to protect surfaces. Just trace the log onto felt, and adhere with hot glue. Or you could even embellish with lace, ribbon, jute, etc. The idea is to have fun while making them your own.
I enjoy making my own beeswax candles for my candlesticks to promote a healthy environment and because they have a great natural scent too. Plus, I use this wonderful nature treat to make my natural bath & body products and my furniture wax.
Not only will these log candlesticks will make a great addition to you indoor and outdoor décor, they also make for perfect gifts too!
Pin and share so you can make these during the holidays and so your friends can get their craft on too! ♥Next week, I am taking a blogging break so I can focus on my kids and getting our full-time homeschooling off to a great start and get some much needed catch-up work done. I have a fun Trash to Treasure for you right after!