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DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

DIY Valentine Logs

How do you feel about a DIY Valentine’s Day gift this year that might actually be free, gender neutral, and a permanent house decoration? I thought it was a great idea and came up with DIY Valentine logs + candle holders.

DIY Valentine Log Candle Holders

I’ve always gawked white painted logs in houses, so I decided to make some on a smaller scale and with their wood top still showing.

Here’s what you need:

  1. A dry log
  2. A saw (hand saw if your hardcore, a Miter Saw if you have one)
  3. A drill bit the size of your candle (tea candles are about 1.5 inches)
  4. White paint + a brush
  5. Dremel or carving utensil (knife?!)
  6. A piece of sandpaper
  7. Tea candle

I had all of these things on hand so this project was FREE! (Amazing when that happens…) The process was very easy too. No real skills needed. Take your log and cut it to your desired height with your miter saw.

Then, what I did, was use my miter saw to cut off the crumbling edges of my log so I could have a clean surface to paint. This gets pretty dusty so be sure to have on eye protection and a mask (Earmuffs are nice too).

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Once they are nicely shaven, use your drill bit to cut your hole for your tea candle. You’ll see I didn’t have the matching size bit for the hole, but I made do with what I had.

DIY Valentine Log Candle Holder

Once my hole was drilled I used my Dremel 4000 sanding piece to smooth out the edges (and in my case, expand my hole a little! (I just got this Dremel for Christmas, and it has been really fun to experiment with! A great Valentines gift for that crafty someone…)

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

Once your tea candle fits right, it’s time to slap some paint on the sides.

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

After it has dried, use your carving tool, I used my Dremel with the (I think) high speed cutter attachment, to carve some lovey dovey things into my candle holders.

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

Here’s how my three turned out.

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

Now you just need to position them properly with a serving of truffles for a romantic evening…

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

And you’ll need a little note to get your point across. ( I heard the song “She is Love” by Parachute the other day and thought it was the sweetest message for this Valentine’s Day.)

DIY Valentines Logs Candle Holder

Get the Valentine’s card printable here.

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This is an easy and quick Valentine’s Day gift that you’ll want to hold on to for more than a week and your special someone will love!

Lovey, dovey, sorts of things.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Colleen Pastoor

    These are perfect for valentines day! We made some birch candles almost identical to this (but the bark has since gotten super fragile) but without the inscription. I love that idea! It’s so cute.

    January 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Awh thanks Colleen! These would look so cute in abundance at a party or wedding. So easy too!

      January 20, 2015 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Corinna - For My Love Of

    I’m really excited you shared this project! I’ve been looking for a use for the dremmel tool my dad bought me for my birthday. These are adorable! Can’t wait to try it!

    January 20, 2015 at 11:25 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      That’s awesome! I too need to start researching more things I can do with it. There could be so many great projects!

      January 20, 2015 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

    What a sweet idea for a gift, Karisa. I love the rustic, romantic look of it all. And your printable card is fabulous too!

    January 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    TOO CUTE! I love how they turned out. Rustic, and romantic. Just perfect. :)

    January 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    THIS is super cute! LOVE!

    January 28, 2015 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    Hey lady! I’m featuring this on Found & Foraged this week!

    January 31, 2015 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Anu

    These are so cute!

    February 1, 2015 at 10:39 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Awh thanks Anu! I’m always inspired by your consistently fresh and beautiful creations and home :)

      February 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Becky @dempsterlogbook

    I *love* these! I have been so intrigued by wood cutting and burning and you just may have me convinced! Thanks so much for linking up at Motivational Monday. Hope you will link up again with us in a couple of hours.

    February 1, 2015 at 4:09 pm
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  • Reply Melanie

    These rustic candles are beautiful! I love that you even personalized them :)

    February 8, 2015 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Aspen Jay

    These log candles are so cute! What a fun idea… Would be a really cute wedding gift! Thanks for sharing Karisa! Pinned!

    February 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Thank you! I know, I wish I knew how easy this project was for our wedding!

      February 21, 2015 at 9:49 am
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