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DIY Yule Log

A DIY Yule Log is a project that I’ve wanted to make for a long time to use for both winter and Christmas decorating.

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Several years ago a friend visited Michigan and brought back a birch log for me knowing that I would enjoy using it for a project. 

I finally got around to using it to make a DIY Yule Log that I’m using on my kitchen table for a centerpiece.

I love how this looks on my table surrounded by greenery.  I used faux but fresh would be even better.

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Making this was a quick and easy DIY project.

How to Make a DIY Yule Log

A yule log can be enjoyed all winter for cozy home decor.

Supplies

Step One – Obtain a Log

I used a large birch branch from Michigan that a friend gave to me.  

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Step Two – Cut Log to Size

My birch log was long enough to cut into two pieces.  I made a yule log from each piece so that I can enjoy one at home and the other at the lake.

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Step Three – Drill holes in the Log

Use a drill or drill press with a forstner bit the size of your votive candles to drill holes in the log.  My candle diameter was 1 1/2″, so I used a 1 1/2″ forstner bit for the holes and I drilled the holes 3/8″ deep.

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Plan out the spacing for the holes before you drill.

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Step Four – Enjoy!

Use a shop vac to clean the wood chips from the yule log.  Add candles or flameless candles to the log and enjoy!

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I am sure to enjoy the yule logs that I made both here and at the lake all winter.

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These yule logs available to purchase on Amazon

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Yield: Yuel Log to use for Winter Decor

DIY Yule Log

DIY Yule Log

Learn how to make a Yuel log to use for a cozy winter decoration.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Tools

  • Drill or Drill Press
  • Chop Saw or Hand Saw

Instructions

  1. Cut Birch log to desired size.
  2. Plan out spacing for where you would like for the candles to go.
  3. Use a Forstner bit the size of your candle to drill holes into the log. My candle size was 1 1/2" inches, so I used a 1 1/2" bit and drilled the holes 3/8" deep.
  4. Add candles to the Yule log and enjoy. Be sure to carefully monitor the candles as they are burning for safety's sake.

Notes

Use flameless candles for fire safety.



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