to more like this:
|Looks like I'm going to have to pick off each one by hand. I haven't decided if it is worth it yet.|
My little exploration was totally worth it though when I discovered these little treasures.
What? Not impressed? Maybe you don't know what you're looking at. This is a stump and a piece of birch that I found already cut and laying on the ground on my own property. Oh, that is what you saw? Well aren't you fancy... not even a stump can impress you.
Where you may see old wet logs, I saw beautiful candles holders like I've recently pinned on Pinterest from here.
So I started by cutting my piece to 2 smaller lengths.
Yes, mine are a bit more "rustic", so next I gently wiped them with a soft bristle brush to clean them up. Then after drawing where I wanted my circle to go, I bored out a hole with a 1.5" spade bit.
It was that easy. I dig out a couple of metal lined tea lights I had on hand, and in about 5 minutes time and zero dollars I had this:
Here's how they look on the full shelf, which I forgot to show you in yesterday's
Not bad for free, ah-natural art, huh? I'm still not sure how I feel about actually lighting these, it seems a little dangerous to light a fire on kindling, doesn't it? At least they look good.