Making your very own Christmas decorations can be so much fun! This Christmas candle yule log idea actually involves very little money “literally the purchase of one candle” and a time and a bit of fun walking through the local wood’s collecting and gathering the log, holy, fern and evergreen foliage to attach to the bark making a very lovely Christmas Ornament that can be enjoy throughout the Christmas period in your home.
I found that this is an Easy Christmas crafts for kids idea and my little helpers Lydia and Riley both enjoyed making these so much – we have actually made 7 to give to our friends and family to decorate their own homes this Christmas because they simply look amazing!
Tutorial a DIY Christmas Yule log decoration
We began our making adventure by walking through the local woods attempting to locate a lovely branch that has fallen from a tree! Once we had found the perfect piece of wood for making our Christmas yule log, we then returned home and begun to make our own DIY Christmas decoration from the log.
We began by cutting the bark to 1 foot in length and then began drilling holes into the wood using a small drill bit and a larger drill bit for the candle to sit in quite nicely. It’s best that you measure the rounded bottom of the candle to make sure your hole isn’t too big. The last thing you want is a wonky candle, although some would say this was quite quirky!
We stripped the foliage and holy in to smaller pieces and separated them into sections to make this Christmas craft idea a little easier for myself and the kids to see what we had to pretty our lovely christmas log up with. I then lit a separate Candle and whilst placing each piece into the bark I allowed a little Candle wax to drip inside each hole so it would keep the foliage, holy, fern and Candle firmly in place.
We drilled a further hole into the bark of the wood and placed a small screw in the hole to attached the fern too. We then made a time hole at the bottom of the fern being gentle. The fern and the screw were all stuck together using candle wax.
Once this was done and the design of the Christmas log looked just right I added some plastic berries to the log “this is optional” and dripped more candle wax on the log and over the leaves of the holy. I found that this gave the log additional depth making it look very Christmassy and as though it was covered in white snow making a great addition to our own decoration and this yule log fits in so naturally.
Obviously we made this Easy Christmas Crafts together with the children, because you need to supervise the drilling of the yule log and dripping of the candle wax.
What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!