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.
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.
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.
- Birch Log – Mine is from the woods but you can order one here.
- Votive Candles or Flameless Votive Candles
- 1 1/2″ Forstner Bit
- Drill or Drill Press
Step One – Obtain a Log
I used a large birch branch from Michigan that a friend gave to me.
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.
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.
Plan out the spacing for the holes before you drill.
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!
I am sure to enjoy the yule logs that I made both here and at the lake all winter.
These Yule Logs available to purchase
These yule logs available to purchase on Amazon
Learn how to make a Yuel log to use for a cozy winter decoration. Use flameless candles for fire safety.
DIY Yule Log
Learn how to make a Yuel log to use for a cozy winter decoration.
Use flameless candles for fire safety.
I really love your project, looks so good on your table. You are so talented.
Thank you! What a kind compliment. I love that I can use this all winter.