How to Make Faux Birch Logs (using Dollar Tree Candles)

3 Materials
15 Minutes

Today I’m sharing the most beautiful Faux Birch Logs that were made with Dollar Tree Candles. These look like something you would find at a high-end boutique or gift shop.

These are perfect for winter! You will want to grab several Dollar Tree candles to make these before they sell out. Let me show you how I made them.


  • Dollar Tree Glass Candles
  • Woodgrain Mesh Stencil
  • Chalk Paste

Remove the label

Step 1. I learned a simple trick for removing labels. Use a heat gun to melt the sticky residue backing. It only takes a minute or two and you can easily peel the label away.

Cut the mesh stencil to size

STEP 2. Start by cutting the mesh wood grain stencil to size to fit around the candle. I used two different sections to create a different look.

The mesh stencil is sticky so it is super easy to wrap around the candle. WRAP THE CANDLE

STEP 3. Simply wrap the mesh stencil around the candle. I started below the rim and right along the edge of the white part of the candle.

Add the chalk paste

STEP 4. Use the chalk paste and squeegee to spread the paste along the mesh stencil. You can see how I used 2 colors in the blog post below. They create an ombre coloring. It turned out perfect for this faux birch look.

Add the chalk paste

STEP 5. Once the entire candle is covered with the paste, use the squeegee to remove the excess.

That’s all there is to it! Can you believe how easy that was?

The great thing about mesh stencils is you can rinse them off and reuse them again and again.

Another view of the faux birch Dollar Tree candle logs…

If you want to see the exact step-by-step process, be sure to check out this video tutorial below over on my  YouTube Channel!   

Suggested materials:
  • Glass candles   (dollar store)
  • Stencil   (online)
  • Chalk paste   (online)
Melanie Ferguson
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