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I know it is only November, but before we know it Christmas will be here. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about decorations for this upcoming special time of year. Here is a simple, yet super cute DIY yule log that is the perfect garnish to your holiday season.
Supplies you will need
- Wooden log (about 12 inches in length)
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
To begin with, drill 2 holes in the top of your log. Choose the color of the candles you would like. They could be white, red, or cream. I chose red, but any color will work perfectly. If you didn’t want candles, you could forgo this step as well!
Push candles into each hole. I had to twist mine in a little, but they were able to fit in perfectly. Depending on your candle size will depend on the size of the hole you need to make. Any candle will do the trick, but I thought these skinny taller ones worked well.
Next, choose some ribbon. You could pick one color of ribbon or mix a couple of different colors/patterns. I chose 2 different ribbons to use. Create your bow with your ribbons. If you don’t know to do this, here is a useful step by step tutorial.
Grab your wire and tie your ribbon in place. You may need to twist your wire around a few times to secure it tightly. You don’t want your ribbon too loose as it might come undone.
Once secure, pull apart your bow so that it isn’t flat. You can really make the bow however big or small you would like. This is totally your preference on what you think will fit best on your log.
Use your hot glue gun to glue your bow onto the top of your log. You may have to fiddle around with your bow to get the perfect placement and desired look.
Pick some greenery and start placing it around and under your bow. Glue it down with your hot glue gun to secure it in place.
Choose some berries for your yule log. I had both real berries and artificial ones. Pick a color of your preference and something that matches your other color choices.
I decided to just go with the real cream-colored berries as they went well with the other colors I was using. Glue your berries into place and that is it!
It is so simple and easy, plus you can really go in any direction you want. You could totally add other Christmas things into it such as pinecones, bells or different types of greenery.
This whole entire Christmas craft should only take about 30 minutes or so! The perfect activity for a chilly November day.
Do you have any favorite Christmas crafts? How do you like to decorate for the Christmas season?