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Birch candleholders

We had a birch tree on our property. Not a white birch, but a birch. It had to come down a year ago, unfortunately. Sparks sawed it into lengths and I asked to keep one of them, not knowing quite what I would do with it. Months passed and I did nothing; eventually he disposed of it. Ah well.

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Now I know what one does with birch trunks–one makes birch candle holders, duh. Birch-less and bereft, I called my dad, who fights back five acres of wilderness Up North and must surely end up with a spare birch here and there.

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And lo, he found one that was in the way (fixing to fall across their drive), and he made and sent me eight birch candleholders. Don’t I have a good dad?

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They’re just right. I love how they have a little bit of lichen still clinging to them. Did you know you can buy lichen at Hobby Lobby? I don’t have to, though.

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It turns out that Hobby Lobby also sells some artificial greenery with pinecones that doesn’t look 100% fake. I found four branches of it, hidden behind a lot of branches of glittery berries.

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It’s such a pretty tablescape. Perfect. I LOVE THE LICHEN.

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The end.

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5 thoughts on “Birch candleholders

  1. Reblogged this on Found Round & About and commented:
    Great idea for those of use with more of the natural objects to make cool stuff with! I have so many limbs from our mass chainsaw activities this past summer that I may have to go looking for such for the holidays!! If nothing else I bet they would make great Christmas gifts!

  2. Pingback: Birch Tree Decor - Dreaming of June

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