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

-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.

  • Wondering if anyone has tried this yet? Im currently in the process of making these and the 1 1/2 inch drill bit holes arent big enough for the basic tealights I bought.

    Rubyellen any thoughts on what I may be doing wrong?

  • This is such a nice fall/winter idea. And this looks easy enough. I wish I had room for it!
    xoxo Laura

  • I love these! Perfect Fall/Winter accent in any home! Would make a great present for a friend too!

  • This is so lovely! Using birchwood is such a great idea! Perfect for the season!

  • I absolutely LOVE this! Rubyellen has been killing it with the projects lately! I really want to make this soon as part of the winter decor of my apartment!

  • I am definitely going to have to make a Michael’s run. I love this! They would look so magical in my home all year round.

  • I love the rustic feel of this candle holder. It’s truly perfect for lighting some tea lights on a cold night with a cup of chamomile tea. :] // ☼

  • There is something so pretty about the simplicity or wood slabs and white candles. I love the look of this!

  • This is such a lovely DIY – I would love to make this myself but I first gotta get myself a drill …

    rae of love from berlin

  • Elegant and pretty. I need to get me some power tools so I can tackle projects like this.

  • Just curious if there is any fire hazard to having 6 lit candles inside of a piece of wood…..

  • That looks really great! Me and my mum made some of these last year. Nice way to decorate rooms but also a lovely present, I think.

    Nice evening!

  • This is such a lovely idea! Definitely going to use this when i have moved out!! I agree,having a few candle’s lit around the house definitely makes a home feel cosier 🙂


  • Awww, this is gorgeous! I’m not normally much of a candle person, but this is so incredibly sweet and romantic. I’ll bet you it’d make a great present for my mom for the holidays.


  • So dreamy! I want to make these as gifts. Love birch trees so much.

    Warm Regards,

  • I love the vibe that candles create in my bedroom and living room space. Great concept! Happy Thursday, Rubyellen 🙂

  • Such an easy and inexpensive DIY. This is really cute- and this style would go perfectly with my home decor!
    Jenny //

  • This is beautiful…wish i had a driller… love it anyways…


  • This is so cute! And about the level of woodworking I actually have the skill for. 🙂

  • My best friend’s husband made a bunch of wood tealight holders for my wedding! They turned out great!

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