DIY Tea Light Log

by Christine DemosDecember 3, 2013

The holiday season is the perfect time to create in your home. Try this DIY project by Beth Hunter from Home Stories A to Z to add a little holiday spirit to your home!
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With the weather cooling down, fall and winter are a great time to add warmth to the inside of your apartment or house. This tea light tutorial made from nature is so easy, yet it will add tons of rustic charm to your space. Your guests will be begging for you to make them one for their own home!

Materials Needed:

  • Log
  • Safety goggles and mask
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Measuring tape and pencil
  • 1 ½ inch spade blade drill bit
  • Tea light candles
    1. Cut your log to the desired length.

      Wear your safety goggles and breathing protection before you begin. Cut your log to the desired length using a hacksaw or chop saw.
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    2. Determine where the tea light holes will be placed.

      Use your measuring tape and pencil to determine where you will be drilling your holes. I placed mine 4 inches apart. It might be easiest to start in the center of the log and work out towards each end to achieve a balanced look.

    3. Drill your holes.

      Attach the 1 1/2 “ spade blade to your drill and drill on your marks. Hold your drill straight up and down and apply pressure to achieve the desired depth.
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    4. Place your tea lights in the holes.

      You are done! Enjoy your tea light log on your tablescape or mantel.

Tea-Light-LogHope you’ve been inspired to create a festive DIY piece for your home this holiday season and make a few memories in the process. Share your DIY projects and home moments with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and be sure to use #HomeMoments!

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About The Author
Christine Demos
Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!