Sunday, October 3, 2021

Birch Pillar Candles / Birch Secret Ring Box




Hi Friend,

I spoke too soon last week and the summer came back!

Oh well, it's 95 degrees and I'm in the mood for candles.

I went out to the wood pile, wondering if it will ever be used-


looking for a Birch log.



 


I found this piece that looks like a HEART!

I have a plan for later-





I picked a log and marked it in three different lengths.

Made my cuts and checked the size.




I like things in threes!




We have two choices for candles-




You will need this tool.

It's called a Forstner Bit- 

They come in different sizes
.
It will make the hole and hollow it out.

It is 3/4" the same size as the tea light candles.







It attached to our drill.

Add tape to the bit so you only go to the depth needed.




I didn't like the white candles so I painted the battery

powered ones to match the color of the wood.













These candles are Vanilla scented! I liked their color.

The candles have the metal inserts and the pillars will not burn.

ALWAYS KEEP CANDLES IN SIGHT WHILE BURNING!!!!!!



After the tealights have burned down,

new ones can be easily replaced.









If you don't have any Birch logs available,

These CANDLES are easy to make!



Now for the next project!

To make the Secret Ring Box,

You will need another piece of birch wood and a 1'' long piece of dowel.

My wood is 3" high with a 3'' diameter.



Make a mark for your cut at about an inch.

This will be the lid.



Use this Forstner Bit attached to your drill 

to hollow out your base.







Drill a small hole to fit a 1'' dowel.

Wedge it into place or use wood glue.


Flip lid to the under side. Mark with a pencil where

lid matches the dowel.

Check and double check before you drill hole in lid.

The two pieces need to match up perfectly!

Do not glue the lid. It will turn on the dowel to close.








Wouldn't this be a wonderful secret box for and

engagement ring or wedding bands?












I'll show you how I made this

THANKFUL sign HERE

It is a reverse stencil.





I love candle weather!

I can pretend for now-

Pumpkin candles are my favorite, how about you?

xo Lisa S





30 comments:

  1. The candles look wonderful! I love the fact that you painted the battery operated one to match the wood.

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    1. Thank you so much! It is so nice to meet you, I 'm so glad you stopped by to visit and say hello!
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Beautiful birch log! Great craft ideas!

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  3. Beauties. Love this. I like that you painted the candle to match. Not so sure I would have thought to do that.

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    1. Thank you so much! I thought painting the battery powered candle would make it look more realistic :) I love to fool the eye I guess- so many of my projects are fake this or that.
      Have a great week! Thanks for hosting, I love to join you!
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Very cute project to add ambiance adn scent to fall. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About.

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  5. These birch pillar candles are quite lovely. Perfect to display from fall, during the holidays, and all winter long. Need to find me some birch logs.

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    1. Marie
      Thank you so much. It's one of those things you can tuck into any display if you use the battery powered lights.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. What pretty tealight holders! Pinned.

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  7. These are lovely, and what a great idea to paint the battery tealight! Borderline genius!

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    1. Julie,
      Thank you. The painted tea lights fool the eye:)
      xo Lisa S

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  8. oh, I love these so much. How fun to make your own candleholders. They look wonderful!

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    1. Debra,
      You have such a eye for style, I'm so glad you liked these!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Yay for candle weather! Great idea for the birch logs. So adorable! Pinning!

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  10. Great project Lisa! I don't have any birch logs but I could try this with a few hickory or oak that I do have around. Thanks for linking up your post this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Donna,
      Thank you! Yes any logs would look great.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Pinned, shared and Featured! Thank you for sharing with us at the Thursday Favorite Things party! I'm in awe! Happy Fall
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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    1. Theresa,
      You are so sweet! Thank you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  12. Another epic idea, Lisa! Love the log candle rustic vibe so much!

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    1. Donna,
      Oh thank you, you are too kind!
      I'm love the look for Fall.
      I am so grateful to you!!!
      xo Lisa S

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  13. Lovely birch candles. Perfect for this time of year. I am happy to feature your birch candles at Love Your Creativity.

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