One of the most common comments we see on social is people not knowing where to start, when it comes to thinking of a DIY. We love providing inspiration, DIY projects, and designs to help you find your own version of cozy. From modern to farmhouse, the majority of designers base their designs around Mother Nature. So, when it comes to finding ways to put your own personal touch on your décor, why not look to Mother Nature as well? Nature is the inspiration behind the simplest DIY candle handle holder.
We used a 7/8 spade bit and a strong drill. 7/8″ spade bit fit our taper, but take a look at how thick your candles are to better determine the size of the bit. When drilling into logs and larger harder lumber, take caution. If you catch a knot in raw cut trunks and branches, the drill will pull out of your hand or kink your wrist, so be careful and take it slow. In the past, we have used a “step drill bit” to allow a taper candle into the the holder. You can soften the bottom of the candle by using a lighter melt/soften the wax at the bottom, then press the candle into the holder to give it a more stable and secure hold while using your candles.
- With the spade bit, we drilled between 1 1/2″ to 2″ into the wood. We roughly measured about 1″ from each end of the lumber.
- From there we measured out even spaces–which happened to be about 1 1/8″ space between each edge of the candle holder.
If you buy a stack of birch, they typically come in a little bundle. I like keeping it in the bundle to raise the holder and give it more stability. I carefully unwound the ties, that it came with, while drilling the center holes but I replaced the ties to keep it together.
This DIY Winter Log Candle Holder Centerpiece is a simple project anyone can create. The biggest inspiration from this candle holder centerpiece is nature. This log fits into this space and we love incorporating outdoor resources, especially if we can find it around the farm and bring it into our home.
If you’re searching for another nature-inspired DIY project, check out our DIY Birch Log Ladder.