Holiday Centrepieces can be costly or seem tricky to make on your own (without them looking super tacky!). This centrepiece is a great way to use the cut-off portion of your real Christmas Tree!
- Log (from your tree!)
- Drill & Hole Saw Kit
- Wood Chisel (I like this Set of 3 Wood Chisels, $9.99, Amazon).
- Tea Light Candles (I like: Homeory Realistic Flickering Bulb LED Tealights, $9.99, Amazon).
- Take a log from the bottom of your Christmas tree and cut to desired length.
- Remove any excess branches or twigs that you don’t want on your centrepiece.
- Tip log upwards and using a chain saw, cut a section off so that the log can lay flat on a table. Discard this piece.
- Measure your tealight candles and find a corresponding size circle from your hole saw kit.
- Decide how many candles you want in your centrepiece (I prefer odd numbers).
- Using the hole saw, cut holes for candles to desired depth (I cut down about half the depth of my candles).
- Using your chisel, remove any excess wood from the holes.
- Add tealight candles!
- Until the log completely dried out, I put a piece of wax paper beneath it (so it wouldn’t leak sap onto my table runner).
- Use LED tea lights! There’s no fire hazard that way.
- Add spray glitter for extra fun!
See our post on Christmas Tree Crafts for other great ways to use pieces of your real tree!