Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Nature Glam Candle Logs
What the hey is Nature Glam, I bet you are wondering?
It’s natural elements and glamorous elements combined. Perhaps combined in a shabby chic style, or just something beautiful.
I am always looking for ways to add candles to my decor
Glitter is a must.
Especially during the holidays.
Oh such beauty! The sparkles on these nature glam candle logs in the soft light are gorgeous.
Over the summer, I bought myself a compound miter saw and a drill press.
You might think that’s a funny kind of thing to buy myself, but I am thrilled.
With a compound miter saw, I can cut logs as big as 6 inches around. I can cut angles for wood projects, or straight cuts.
With the drill press, I can use drill bits to bore through at exactly the same depth and spot time and time again.
Which means, that I can make these wonderful candle logs.
Now you do need wood, it doesn’t have to be logs, you could use blocks if you so desired.
And you don’t need the drill press. You can save jar lids and then adhere them to the top of the wood, to hold your candle.
But if you have these tools, and you can.
First, you need various sized logs – mine vary in size from 7-4 inches. They also vary in width.
My drill bit was a 2-inch boring bit. I went just beyond the top of the bit in depth to hold the tea lights.
When you have all your logs lined up. Paint them with gold paint.
I used acrylic, and it was a basic gold paint. I kind of slathered it on where I wanted the glitter, and even painted the bottoms.
I had a tote full of glitter from another project, so I sprinkled the glitter generously over the paint, then set the log down into the glitter, so that the bottom would also pick up the glitter.
There will be natural bumps and lumps from the bark texture. Allow them to dry.
I also sealed the glitter with a coat of clear matte spray. This was for my hubby who seems to be a glitter magnet and collects any near by glitter all over his person.
Once I had them finished and dry, I placed my table cloth on my table.
I added three mirrors, they were only a couple bucks at Wal-mart.
Then I added my candles, with tea lights in them.
Around the candles, I added some fresh pine boughs.
And pine cones.
I finished them with some pretty little ornament balls that have white glitter on them.
It’s an easy, cheap and fabulous center piece for very little money!