Saturday, November 7, 2009

Love, Carved in Time

I love the idea of a sweetheart table and am planning on having one for sure at my wedding for me and my mister. I haven't thought much about decor for the table yet except for one thing that I knew I had to have.

A couple months ago I think I was perusing Martha Stewart Weddings online and saw a picture of the couples initials carved inside a heart on a white birch tree stump. How adorable is that?

Well I live in the south so we don't have white birch trees down here...bummer. :( So then a couple days ago I was flipping through the Pottery Barn holiday catalog at work and saw white birch tree stump candles. Fate? I think so!

I was planning on picking on up until yesterday when I went to Target in search of a wallet and found the exact same candle for half the price. Heck yeah I bought it!

So here's my latest DIY project:

Here's a close-up of the carving!

I just used a knife to carve our initials and wedding date into the candle. The candle option is so much better because now after the wedding we can display it in our house. I love it!

What a simple project and one of my favorites! What has been your favorite DIY project so far? Did you make anything for the wedding that you plan on displaying in your home afterwards?


  1. I love it!! We had a tree stump cake stand... and smaller stumps that I used as part of my short centerpieces. Your candle would have fit in right with my theme :)

  2. Loooove this idea! I've seen it a bunch of times, and I think it is just so adorable!

  3. Hi, I love your blog! And all of the super cute ideas that you have!

  4. such a cute idea!! I want to try and incorporate our carved initials in our wedding (as a tribute to our engagement)

  5. Thanks Catherine! And thanks ladies!


    Found this website where you can buy wood logs pretty cheap...

    I have been told by my SO that it would be a perfect Valentine's Day Gift

  7. I have a special award for you on my blog! I love your blog and I am an avid reader! Keep up the fabulous work!