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