I LOVE my drill… At least I did. Then I saw that everyone (at least two people) were making some cool candle holders with logs, and I got excited, and I got a spade bit for my drill…
And then my drill was just not strong enough to drill the logs I had found in the woods by our house.
And I liked my drill a little bit less…

So I borrowed a drill from a friend (thanks, John!) …And I still have not given the drill back because I am sure I need to drill some other things with this wonderfully strong drill.

Anyways, like I said, I found these logs in the woods by our house, it took just a few minutes to make some shallow holes for my tealights.

This could even work in the Summer with the right candles…

The holes look like this when you are done. They will pretty much always have candles, but if you wanted a more finished look, you could put some wood putty in there for a more finished look.

This one in the basement was actually the first one I did, and I love it, but the wood is a little more crumbly…

Makes me wish I knew a little something about trees, so I knew what kind of log to find.

But in the end, I like the way they turned out, and it only took about 5 minutes, so you can’t beat that, right?


  1. Musings from Kim K. on December 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Those pinecone tea lights are fabulous! Another brilliant idea. My sister and husband have a log-cabin themed house. This would be a perfect gift for them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. dawn on December 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    If I loved close to you I would hand you my check book and say: please fill in the amount for a long afternoon of craft lessons with you because you are the best and only you will do.How do you do these things? wow, you are amazing.

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