If you desire something special for your Christmas table, look no further than your own woodpile to create a nature inspired Christmas log candle centrepiece… from firewood!
Did you notice? 12 Days of Christmas and Christmas Junkers United are combining for today, bringing you 14 blogs showing off their finest Christmas junk! So grab your beverage of choice, turn on some Christmas tunes and let’s get rolling…
How I made it:
Deeply inspired by Inspired by Charm’s own DIY Multiple Taper Candleholder, I came up with a rustic variation… from firewood. You heard that right. I raided my stash of firewood from my brother, found three little logs covered with bark, and chopped them down to 3 different lengths with a miter saw.
The tops aren’t level with intention. I liked the random natural feel to it!
Using a 3/4″ spade drill bit on a cordless drill, holes were drilled for the candles. This blade size wasn’t quite large enough, so I rotated the blade in a circular motion as I drilled. Worked great!
Next up, a base! A metal pizza pan to be exact. Gotta love a good thrift store find.
The holes in the pan were perfect for attaching the logs with drywall screws!
A rusty old plant stand found at a new and used store was flipped upside down for an additional decorative junk style element. It fit perfectly! And now the fun part…
Adding simple touches such as an apple for colour, the odd ornament and a good handful of faux plastic snow along with fresh greens, the end result is a natural, original centrepiece that cost me virtually nothing.
Disclaimer - please make sure you add some kind of metal between the candles and the logs so you don’t burn down your house! Perhaps tea light metal inserts? I just didn’t think of it at the time but I’ll be adding something to mine. Do this project as shown at your own risk.
Junky centrepiece candles holders aren’t new around these parts.
Love using these on Christmas day with the kitchen island all laid out buffet style… can’t wait to try the new one out for real!
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I sure hope you brought your own Christmas junk along! If you link up below, we’ll be pinning our favourite Christmas junk projects onto the pin board!
See you tomorrow for Day 3!