Friday, 16 December 2016

How to make: Rustic Twig Candle Holder

I've been meaning to post this little project for a while as it's such a lovely autumn / winter decoration. It's also a super quick make (15 minutes!) so if you were looking to make some last minute gifts for nature lovers this Christmas, or indeed any time of year, this lovely woodland candle would go down a treat. It looks beautiful twinkling away on the mantle, and costs pennies to make - simply embellish to your own taste, with berries, acorns, or beads and buttons!

You will need:

Lichen covered Twigs - straight twigs of a similar thickness.
Glass tumbler or candle holder
Brown string or twine
Acorn / berries to decorate
Glue gun or tacky all purpose glue
Pruning shears 

1. Hold a twig against the glass to determine how tall you’d like your twigs to be. If you’d like a rustic finish allow an extra centimetre above the rim and snip your twigs in different directions. 

2. Apply a dot of glue to the bottom and middle of your twig and hold in place again the glass until the glue sets. Repeat the first two steps working your way around the glass.

3. When the glass is covered, wrap some string or twine around the centre several times and tie in a knot, then make a bow at the back. If you trim your twigs at this stage be very gentle, as they may come unstuck otherwise.

4. Finally either poke your berries / acorn through the string, or simply glue in place.

JM x

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