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I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I’m here to share a project with you! Lately, I’ve been completely consumed with all things fall! I’m a big fan of fall projects, decorating, and baking, so it’s safe to say that I love this season! Today, I thought I’d share one of my latest fall projects, a DIY rustic tea light holder made from a fallen aspen log.

Not only do they look really pretty, but they’re also easy to make, and basically free! 😀 We started with your basic aspen limbs that had fallen. We cut each of them to size, making them 4″, 6″ and 8″ tall…

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, found the center of each limb…

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

And used our drill press with a 1 1/2 drill bit to cut out the center… (If you don’t have a drill press, this could easily be done with just a regular drill!)

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a standard tea light…

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

And we continued drilling until the candle sat flush in the hole…

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

We did the same thing to each and every one of them…

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

And then, they were ready to use!

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love them! They’re not only pretty, but they’re completely functional…

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

And that beautiful tree bark sends them over the edge!

DIY Rustic Tea Light Holder by The Wood Grain Cottage

They’re perfectly fall (& winter) and I’m really looking forward to using them throughout the seasons… 😀

P.S. Stop by to see my latest fall home tour!  You can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! And be sure to stop by The Wood Grain Cottage to say hi! Have a wonderful day!

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10 Comments

  1. We picked up an aspen log when we were in the woods getting our Christmas tree last year and I had my sweet husband do this exact thing for me. I love them and have left them out all year and just decorated around them!

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  3. I love these. My sister put cupcake liners with mints in the shortest, a tea light in the middle one and drilled a deeper hole in the large on to insert artificial roses in the tallest. They made lovely table decorations.

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