DIY Log Tea Light Candle Holder

I’m sharing a beautiful DIY Log Tea Light Candle Holder! This is the perfect, easy project and a beautiful piece you will enjoy all season long.

I’m always in awe with the beauty of nature and our surroundings. And if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I love to decorate and use it for inspiration as much as possible. Today’s project was completely inspired by fallen Aspen limbs. Rather than cutting it up, I couldn’t help but bring a bit of its beautiful bark inside to enjoy, it’s so pretty!

So, I came up with a DIY log tea light candle holder…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

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I absolutely love its natural look, and the bark sends it completely over the edge! Here’s how we made this little beauty, and our list of supplies! πŸ˜€

Supplies:

We started with a straight tree branch that was about 3″ in diameter. We trimmed it down to 3 feet long…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, to give it a flat bottom, we used our table saw and cut off the bottom of the branch…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

After the table saw, we were left with this:

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, we used a tape measure to determine the spacing between each tea light. We decided on 4.5″….

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage
Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, we used a level as a straight and center line (it’s the longest straight thing we could find at the time), and started marking where each tea light would go…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage
Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

And then we used an 1 1/2″ drill bit to drill each hole for the tea light candle…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

We kept drilling until we had them all done…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

And once I had it cleaned off, I simply popped the tea light candles into each hole. With that, it was ready to use!

(NOTE: You are welcome to use flame-less tea lights instead of the regular candles, you’ll just need to adjust your drill size if there’s any size difference. Also, I am not encouraging you to burn candles next to dried leaves. I just happen to think dried leaves are mighty pretty! πŸ˜€ )

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s simple and pretty and perfect…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s also subtle, and I completely love that…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

Plus, who could resist that lovely fresh cut? Those ends are perfect!

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the bark, well it’s just beyond lovely. I love the color, the texture, just about all of it!

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage
Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s perfectly fall…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

But it’s also perfectly winter too…

Log Tea Light Candle Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s those simple projects, that can be used for several different seasons, that really make me excited. Especially when they look this pretty. I’m a happy girl! πŸ˜€

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16 Comments

  1. shayna i have been looking for a straight thick enough branch for so long to make this..i will take any kind of branch ha ha but aspen or birch would send me to the moon xx

  2. I just “hired” my husband to do the same with our birch logs! I love the way they turn out and I love how perfect these are for Winter too! They look so lovely……~Ashley

  3. Love it. In the 60’s this was the rage. I remember being a kid and it seems like Mom decorated it with plastic real looking holly and tall red tapers. I’m not sure tea lights were used except to keep food warm!!

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  7. Hey, I’m curious about this project. Did you cut this when the wood was still “green” or did you buy it after it had already dried out? Did you add any protective coating to reduce rot, mold, or fungus? I’m trying to do something similar and am scared of these things in particular. Thanks for the help!

    1. The wood was definitely dry when we cut it. As far as a protective coating, no we didn’t use anything. After having this in the house for a few years, I can honestly say it looks just as good today as it did the day we made it. Hope that helps!

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