American Flag Candle Log

July 2016


1. Find a log of desired width and length.

2. Decide where you want your holes (mark them with an x).

3. Decide what size the holes need to be to t your candles. Be sure to use glass tea lights.

4. Drill your holes with a big bit. We used a 1 1/4 inch bit. Wear eye protection.

5. If you decide to paint it, plan out your design on a sheet of paper first.

6. I used paint with primer in it.

7. For the American flag design, I painted 2/3's of it red first.

8. It took 4 coats.

9. Then, I taped over where I wanted the blue to begin and painted the last third blue.

10. Make sure it dries thoroughly.

11. Then, I used these foam brushes from the craft store to paint the white stripes.

12. I wanted a rustic look, so I wasn't worried if they were uneven.

13. I made the star stencil with some clear plastic I had from a sticker wrapper. I just winged the stars with no measuring. I held the stencil in place while I gently tapped on the white. The stars are staggered on the American Flag, so I was sure to do that. Again, no need to be perfect.

14. Don't forget to paint the ends.

15. Then I sanded the heck out of it with hand held sand paper (any grit will due). It really finished it off nicely.