Birch Wood Tealight Holder

Birch tea light holderI love displaying candles throughout my house. Honestly, they don't all get lit that often, but something about just having a few candles out on display makes things seem cozier. There's something so beautiful and peaceful about a little flickering flame. Now that fall is in full swing and the days are much shorter, I've been trying to be extra mindful about trying to light some candles in the evening  for some relaxing ambiance. I've made a birch pillar candlestick holder before, but this time I wanted to do another for some tea lights. It really is so easy; just check it out below…

Birch tea light holderSupplies:
-birch rounds (I used 3" and 6" rounds; I got mine from Michael's, but this one is similar)
-tea lights
-pencil

Tools:
-drill
-1 1/2" drill bit

Birch tea light holderBirch tea light holderStep One: Mark the placement of your tea lights by marking the base of each tea light on the wood round with a pencil. 

Birch tea light holderStep Two: Drill your marked holes as deep as you desire your tea light to sit. For the taller birch round, we went 3/4" deep, but for the shorter round, we only did 1/4" deep. 

Birch tea light holderStep Three: Insert your tea lights in their places and light them up for some cozy ambiance!

BirchtealightsBirch tea light holderSee, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! I know, it does take a little know-how with the drill, but if you have that (or can enlist someone who does), this project won't take you long at all. I've already used the tea lights a couple times for a craft night with some friends or evening dinners outside. I think a bunch of birch rounds in different heights and widths, with tea lights and candlesticks, spread along the middle of a table would be wonderful decor for your Thanksgiving table. What do you think? Of course, make sure to leave room for the turkey, stuffing, and pie! –Rubyellen 

Credits // Author and Photography: Rubyellen Bratcher. Photos edited with Willis from The Folk Collection