There is something ruggedly appealing about incorporating wood in its original state into home decor. That is exactly what these au natural birch candle holders do; they are a decorating staple for those looking to tastefully bring a bit of the woods indoors and add country charm to any room. Turns out you can also easily make these in your own home.
Oleander + Palm lists birch wood, a drill, tea light candles and twine as the only materials necessary. The unique white bark of birch wood makes it an ideal and unique craft material. After you've found natural pieces of birch, cleanly cut the branch into segments based on the height you would prefer your candles to be. Cut pieces at varied lengths to create one-of-a-kind candle groupings.
Then, form a socket for the candle to sit in using a drill. For accuracy, you may want to trace the size of your tea light candles to ensure that you cut a space big enough for the candle to rest in. "I cut an 8?, 6? and 4? piece of a branch and then I drilled out the top with a 1 1/2? bit," the crafter explains in the original post. To hold the branches down while drilling, a large C clamp is recommended.
Once you are done drilling, place tea light candles in the sockets that you created. Then, light the candles and enjoy your creation! When your candle burns out, simply replace with a new tea light candle.
If you have some birch wood handy, these candles are a great DIY project for folks looking to incorporate natural elements into their home decor. While they are a perfect addition to a cabin or farmhouse-style homes, these candles can also be easily incorporated into modern design styles.