Pull out a log slice & get ready to make chic home decor in a few easy steps

Looking for a way to usher in autumn and the coming holidays? Build this distinctive votive centerpiece made with log slices, then fill the room with the warming glow of candlelight. A change of seasons calls for cozy decor with plenty of rustic charm, and this centerpiece certainly delivers. You won't be able to resist curling up next to it with a cup of hot apple cider and a good book.
When placed in the living room, this centerpiece made of log slices adds ambiance whether or not the candles are lit. Have a dinner party coming up? Set this centerpiece on the dining room table to instantly add a festive air. No matter the occasion, you’re sure to get plenty of use out of this versatile and attention-grabbing votive holder.
- Half of a large log slice
- Mini log slices, five
- Wooden cube
- Large wooden beads, eight
- Small wooden beads, eight
- Wood glue
- Popsicle stick
- Red candles in varying heights, five
- Twine
- Scissors
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1. Place the half of a large log slice on a work surface. Center the wooden cube along the straight edge of the slice. Use a popsicle stick to spread wood glue evenly across one side of the cube before gluing it in place on the slice.
2. Add glue to the top side of the cube. Spread with the stick. Attach a mini log slice to the cube.
3. Arrange four large wooden beads around the edge of the second mini log slice. Glue them to the slice.
4. Add wood glue to the bottom of the beads. Turn over the mini log slice, and glue it down to the left side of the large log slice.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, but with four small beads instead of large beads. Glue the third mini log slice down next to the slice from steps 3 and 4. Attach the remaining four small beads to a fourth mini log slice, then glue it down next to the third.
6. Attach the remaining large wooden beads to the fifth mini log slice, then glue it down on the right side of the large log slice. Allow the wood glue to dry.
7. While the wood glue is drying, tie twine in a bow around each of the red candles. Trim the tails of the bows with scissors.
8. Arrange the candles on top of the five mini log slices. Display the centerpiece, light the candles and enjoy!