Faux Birch Bark Candleholders

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Bring a touch of the popular birch bark wood indoors using faux birch bark paper! Say what? Yes! I found embossed birch bark wrapping paper on clearance at Pier1 and immediately thought of wrapping it around glass candleholders I found at the dollar store.

It's perfect to use anytime, especially just after the holidays when most of us are looking for winter décor to replace the holiday trimmings we just put
faux birch bark candleholders
Real birch bark is rather thick, so to make the covering a bit more realistic, I first measured a piece of white foam sheet around the length and width of the glass candleholder and . . .
faux birch bark candleholders
then glued the foam using cement glue onto the paper, let dry and cut it out. Then I rubbed acrylic paint on the edges of the foam to help make it look like bark.
faux birch bark candleholders
Doesn't it look so realistic? Next, it was time to glue it onto the glass container and the easiest and quickest way to do that was to use hot glue on the long edges, holding in place for a few seconds until dry.
faux birch bark candleholders
faux birch bark candleholders
What a simple winter craft project!
faux birch bark candleholders
Now to find the perfect spot to display them!
faux birch bark candleholders
faux birch bark candleholders
faux birch bark candleholders
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2 questions
  • Andrea Daughdrill
    on Jan 18, 2018

    do you think the foam and paper would be a fire hazard when you light the candle? Cute project otherwise

    • I wonder if your fire had more to do with fumes? If the adhesive to the ribbon was heated enough to create a rising fume. The fine would rise to the top of the candle where it would be ignited. It would quickly go out, but if the ribbon were right there to receive the flame, that may have been the issue. Whereas a paper/foam product would take a longer flame contact for the flame to catch. Just a thought.

  • Melbrooks
    on Jan 18, 2018

    These look amazing! Do you think the glue will remelt if you have them burning? That's my only concern ... Maybe a raffia tie, or even rusted wire to hold the "bark" on?

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