Sunday, January 7, 2018

Faux Birch Bark Candleholders for Winter Decor

Bring a touch of the popular birch bark wood indoors using faux birch bark paper! Say what? Yes! I found embossed birch bark wrapping paper on clearance at Pier1 and immediately thought of wrapping it around glass candleholders I found at the dollar store.

It's perfect to use anytime, especially just after Christmas when most of us are looking for winter d├ęcor to replace the holiday trimmings we just put away. If you can't find it at Pier1, Amazon has it,too!

Real birch bark is rather thick, so to make the covering a bit more realistic, I first measured a piece of white foam sheet around the length and width of the glass candleholder and .  .  .
then glued the foam using cement glue onto the paper, let dry and cut it out.

Doesn't it look realistic?

Next, it was time to glue it onto the glass container and the easiest and quickest way to do that was to use hot glue on the long edges, holding in place for a few seconds until dry.
 I rubbed acrylic paint on the edges of the white foam to help make it look like bark.
What a simple winter craft project!
Now to find the perfect spot to display!

Thanks for stopping by
and take a little time to enjoy,
Happy Crafting!


  1. Love it Gail! I always look at those candles and want some but they are so expensive! This is a great alternative! Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with this year.

  2. MUy buena idea el utilizar espuma para imitar mejor la corteza.
    Buen trabajo.

  3. Oh my they look amazing Gail. Birch trees aren't very common here in South Africa and I've always loved the look of the bark. This is such a great alternative.

  4. Gorgeous!!! What a great idea...I am going to look for this at my Pier One. Thanks for sharing that project.

  5. I've been looking for this paper for the longest and I love your project. This is so pretty Linda! Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

  6. I love the look of birch bark! What a clever idea to cover the candles. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Amazing little project. I love the look of birch candles. I am sure it makes the candles quite unique and so affordable.

  8. Gail I love this paper and have used it on so many projects in my home. And that is because it is so realistic looking. I had found mine over at TJ Maxx. The candleholders look all nice and snuggly in their new wrapping.

  9. These are so clever, I love how you used the foam to give a more realistic look.

  10. I love that paper so much! Wish I could find it here. Great idea to wrap it around the candle holders for a nice rustic look. I have a few projects I'd love to use this paper on for my own house. I'll have to look harder to see if I can find some.

  11. I have this same paper, waiting to be used on a similar project! Great minds! LOL! Thanks for hosting Sweet Inspirations!

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