This year I have been loving natural wood tones mixed with pops of color. I had the idea for these colorful birch wood candle holders for quite a while, but when I saw these logs at Joann fabric and craft store this past weekend I knew it was finally time to put my idea into action. Sure I could have found birch wood out in the woods to use (and if you want to go that route, more power to you!), but sometimes its easiest to pick up the supplies at the craft store than scavenge for them. After I had the wood, all it took was a bit of paint and a trip to the hardware store and I had myself the perfect colorful table centerpiece!
Isn’t that pop of color on the top of the log just perfect?! And as I said, I love the look of the wood mixed with the pop of color. Follow along below for the full tutorial.
- Birch wood logs (either bought or scavenged) – These were from Joann Stores
- Acrylic craft paint in several colors
- 3/4″ copper end caps from the hardware store
- Gold spray paint
- Industrial strength adhesive
- Miter Saw
- Colorful taper candles (Optional)
Using your miter saw, cut the logs into several pieces of varying heights. Just make sure to keep the top and bottom level so that the log isn’t crooked when standing up.
Once the wood is cut, clean the cuts with a tack cloth or damp paper towel to remove any sawdust. Then use your paints to paint the top of the log slices.
Next, use your gold spray paint to paint the copper end caps (or you could leave them raw copper if you like that better). Once the paint is dry, use the glue to attach the end caps to the logs making sure they are level. Once the glue is dry, your candle holders are ready to adorn your table.
What are your thoughts on the wood and color combo? Hopefully you like it, because I have two more tutorials coming up next week that coordinate well with these candle holders!
Oh, and be sure to come back tomorrow, because I have another fun tutorial to share with you that I am oh so excited about!