This project is a part of The Proper Pinwheel’s holiday series, Mission: Merry 2012.
This is one of my favorite holiday projects so far. I was perusing through Anthro one lunch hour (like I usually do!), and happened upon the most beautiful log candles that were gold. The entire thing was wax, but it had a bark-like texture and was stunning. If I bought those candles, I would never light them because they’re too beautiful! Ack!
These logs are a homage to those lovely Anthropologie candles that I can never have. All you need are some wooden logs (search Bing for the closest lumberyard near you) and some gold spray paint! It’s also handy if you have a chainsaw, but most lumberyards will cut the wood down for you.
Cut the logs to desired size and spray paint gold. That’s it! If you want to be really over the top, you can use a drill press to create small holes in the tops of each log. Stick a tea light in there and you may as well call yourself Anthropologie! So easy. These projects just keep getting easier and easier, don’t they?
Make sure you check back tomorrow because I am sharing a few fun and unique ways to wrap some gifts. I’m sorry to say that I haven’t even done my Christmas shopping yet. I’m the worst wife/daughter/sister/friend/DIYer anyone has ever met….
photo cred: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel