DIY Aspen Wood Candlesticks
I’ve been wanting to make some homemade wood candlesticks for awhile.
Yesterday, I finally got around to it, with the help of my husband.
How to Make these DIY Aspen Wood Candlesticks
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1- Get two small/thin Aspen or Birch logs that are dried out.
I got my trusty red sled and pulled them up our hill.
I put them under these pine-branch-trees and used them for our Christmas front porch display.
We had a blizzard or two and the logs had all gotten wet. A week before making these, I put a towel over a heating vent in our home and put two small logs from the display on top of the towel. It dried them out very thoroughly.
Not everyone has Aspen or Birch logs available in their yard. If you live near the Rocky Mountains, you could get a big branch that has fallen in the forest. You can even buy them on Amazon.
3- Put the logs into a vice clamp with a towel to prevent the bark from getting chipped. Using a band saw, cut along your marked lines. OR just use a chop saw to cut along your marked lines.
My husband said a chop saw will be easier to use; he just used our band saw because it was already out and ready.
4- Sand both edges (top and bottom of the candlesticks).
6- Dump the shavings out and put your candles in. To add interest, we broke some tops off so they would be different heights and lit them.
Supply List DIY Aspen Wood Candlesticks
optional- vice clamp with towel to prevent the clamp from chipping the bark
Optional— you could stain the the candlesticks with wood stain if you’d like.
I used 2 logs that were about 2 feet long and got 11 candlesticks out of them.
I displayed three of these candlesticks on a three tiered centerpiece candle holder.
I like the natural look of these wood candlesticks.
Since we had all the tools and logs, 11 candlesticks were free to make!
I had the candles already, but if you include that cost, the candles only cost $5.50.
I hope this tutorial and attached video help you make DIY Aspen Wood Candlesticks as well.