Friday 15 July 2016

How To: Repurpose Wooden Logs From The Garden

Winter has definitely arrived in Melbourne. There is a multicoloured carpet of leaves all over our garden and bare naked branches everywhere. This is the perfect time to get some much needed pruning done.

We decided to cut off a few branches to make the garden look neater and also safer. While we were cutting up the branches into smaller pieces to dispose into the greenwaste bin, inspiration struck. I remembered I had lots of gorgeous natural beeswax church candles that were just laying in the drawers. This was the perfect opportunity to be creative and repurpose some unwanted logs into something pretty and useful... rustic log candleholders!
It was as easy as sawing a large thick branch into small logs of various sizes and then drilling a hole in each log. You could drill a slightly bigger hole for tea light candles. It's a great way to recycle, repurpose and reuse wooden branches that are otherwise going to end up in the bin and turn them into gorgeous candleholders to add to your home d├ęcor! It's easy, quick and it's free! 
You could take it a step further and paint the bottom of the logs with gold paint to create a pretty dipped look. I decided to keep them natural and grouped the rustic log candleholders to showcase the beautiful church candles from Watts & Co in the dining room. You could decorate any room in the house with these log candleholders, the bathroom, the bedroom, entryway, or even use them to decorate your dining table for a Christmas in July dinner! The possibilities are truly endless!

What have you sourced from your garden and repurposed recently? 
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