Birch Log Candle Holder Centerpiece

birch log candleholder

I bought these birch logs last year after the Christmas season.  I wasn’t expecting to find them on clearance along with the other holiday decor, but lucky for me they were, and they cost a dollar each!  (Do you know how many birch slices you could buy at Michael’s or JoAnn’s for that price?  Maybe half of a slice, if you have a coupon.)

I love the feathery look of the bark on birch logs, so much so that I covered a fireplace screen I made with them last year.

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It goes without saying that I bought all six logs that were left, and stored them in my basement.  Yes, you’ll see a few other decorations with birch logs this year.

diy log candle holder

For this centerpiece, all I did was set my table saw blade to the highest setting, and cut a straight line halfway through the log, turned it over, and cut the other side of the log.

I used a 1 1/2″ spade bit to drill holes in the logs, which is the exact size of a small tealight candle.  Or, I might also fill each hole with a little bit of clay and set tapered candles in each hole as well.

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Another cheap and super easy decor item to add to the list, and this one can stay out all the way through the winter!

birch log candle holder centerpiece

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