On our recent trip to N. Michigan, my sister had this 4' 1/2" Birchwood log in her garage and asked if I wanted it and I said sure!! This is an authentic piece of Birchwood from N. Michigan and I immediately knew I wanted to make candle holders out of them for the holidays. I had hubby cut the log into about 12 pieces, in various sizes and then had him drill a hole at the top, the size of a tealight candle. I had some leftover canvas fabric from my table runner, I cut into 10" strips, 1 1/2" wide.
I took a strip of the canvas fabric and glued around a piece of wood.
I placed the strip in a different position of each piece, mainly because I wanted the knot to be exposed, to give the piece some "character".
I then tied some jute twine around the strip and piece of wood.
Here are a few I used for my centerpiece. I had some leftover battery operated tealights from last year that fit perfectly in the candle holders.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and remember to savor every moment!