DYI twig candle holders.....
I saw this idea on Pinterest and could not wait to try it.
I had a few projects going on that day, so my house had stuff everywhere! (nothing new!!) So I found a little spot on the carpet to work.
I already had everything for this project. The glass candle holder is from Homegoods. This is the best store to find these. They usually have several sizes and they are a few dollars each. The glass is also really thick and nice.
Next I needed sticks. I had these silver ones already too. They are cut from our red twigged dogwood. I cut them last fall and spray painted the sticks silver to put in my Christmas pots. I have used them for several things since. I just cut them to the size of the glass candle holder, I did not measure since I wanted them all a little different.
This project was a little too messy for working on the carpet so I moved to the kitchen! Hot glue works perfect for this. The blog says to use e-6000 but when I did this the sticks kept sliding down.
I just randomly glued the sticks around the glass. (while my son was next to me applying to colleges, this project was very therapeutic for me!! :)
You do not have to try that hard to fit the sticks to each other. It is best if there is a little space so you can see the candle flicker. Makes it cozy!!
I knew the perfect spot for this little candle. I had a candle break on our tub when I was cleaning it, so this fit in that spot perfectly. The silver goes great in there too.
I plan to make a few more of these. Once the leaves are all off our trees I would like to do some with the natural twigs and do some different sizes too. It would look awesome as a table centerpiece for Thanksgiving!! Also I love the idea of a few on the fireplace mantel!
You can have fun with this little project!