Summer is the perfect time of year for sitting outside under the stars, either on the patio or your deck, sipping something chilled and surrounded by rustic garden tealight holders all twinkling in the dusk…So very romantic don’t you think?
This DIY idea came about because we recently had to reduce the height of a tree in the garden, it blocked a lot of our morning light. Nothing was wasted, we kept the larger branches and cut them
into logs. which are now stacked neatly all ready for burning on our indoor open
fire, during the cold winter months.
How to make rustic garden tealight holders
There were a few oddments left over, that were thrown into the garden fire pit for a fire later. I ‘rescued’ three of them, I had an idea. This is an idea I have seen before, at craft fairs, and on Pinterest etc. But I thought you might like to see how we made ours?
You will need:
- Some tealights, how many depends on the size of your logs.
- A drill, with a head the size of the tealight diameter.
- Log off-cuts of various heights, that will stand level.
1. Position your tea-lights in a pleasing design on the logs. Use them as a template and draw round them with a pencil, this roughly marks your drilling position.
2. Carefully drill out a hole for each one.
3. Drill to a level that is approx equal to the top of the tealight.
5.Pop in your tealights, grab a glass, wait for dusk and friends to arrive then light them up….!
Enjoy those summer nights with your rustic garden tealight holders. Why not give them as hostess gifts when you next attend a summer barbie?
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