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 away. And if you can't find it at Pier1, Amazon has it, too!
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 . . .
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.
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.
What a simple winter craft project!
Now to find the perfect spot to display them!
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  • Andrea Daughdrill 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

  • Melbrooks 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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