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DIY: Birch Candle Holder

For Oliver’s 4 month birthday we took a journey to East Sooke Park for a hike. While we were combing the beach for treasures I found a chunk of bark from a birch tree and my DIY brain kicked it into full gear and I before I knew it I had created this DIY in my head. I crafted this little gem in less than 5 minutes once I got back to my mom’s house in BC where we were visiting. I gave her this candle holder as a little thank-you for having us stay with her for two weeks.

DIY: Birch Candle Holder

Β To make your own, you’ll need:

  • bark from a birch tree
  • hot glue gun & sticks
  • a pair of scissors

DIY: Birch Candle Holder

First you’ll want to cut the top and bottom of the chunk of bark in order to ensure it stands up straight. Then take a bead of hot glue and glue either side of the bark together.

DIY: Birch Candle Holder DIY: Birch Candle Holder


That’s it! It couldn’t be any simpler. Instead of using a real tea light candle I am using a better operated alternative. I also added some Black & White Bakers Twine
to add a little flare to it.

DIY: Birch Candle Holder

DIY: Birch Candle Holder

TA-DA! Such a simple DIY. The most difficult part is finding the bark!

Let me know if you decide to try this DIY for yourself! If you don’t have access to any birch bark, what would you use instead??

Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

PS: I’ll be sharing this DIY on these fabulous blogs!

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  • Karen Bell

    Lovely simple idea, might have to try it.

  • Itsamistry

    Lovely and very organic you can’t beat nature – Anita (past present future) #creativemondays

  • That is really cute! I love bringing nature indoors

    • Thanks Stephanie! I agree, nature inside the home is a fantastic thing!
      PS thanks for the follow on Twitter πŸ™‚

    • So do I! It just adds so much to the space.


      PS: Thanks for the follow on twitter!

  • Kyla @

    This is so pretty! The birch is one of my favorite trees! Thanks for the instructions. Found you on the Posed Perfection link up Kyla @

    • Thanks so much, Kyla! Hope you’re having a fab week and I hope to see you ’round here again!


    • I LOVE the Birch tree, too! Isn’t it just so wonderfully coloured? Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚


  • Kelsey Elaine

    I’m pretty sure I could feature one of your projects every. single. week! But then I would probably need to rename the party MommyZoid Features! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, I hope to see you again this week at ReLoved Fridays!

    Kelsey @ The Vintage Storehouse & Co.

  • Clairejustineo

    Love this πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, pinned and featured your post this week at the hop πŸ™‚

  • Jann Olson

    I gathered bits of birch bark when we were in WI. I used it for backing on a few number on a Christmas calendar. Love the look! I did notice one day that you could actually buy birch bark at Hobby Lobby. Love the candle! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  • Kim Daniels Lewis

    Hello cute lady! This looks so cool. Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  • This is such a fantastic idea! So creative!

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  • Handy Man, Crafty Woman

    Congratulations! You’ve been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Thank you for sharing your battery operated candle. The birch bark is such a great idea! Feel free to drop by the website and pick up your “I’ve been featured button!”