October 17, 2011

DIY Twig Votive

Here is a simple and quick project to tackle in an hour. I showed you a sneek peek of this in the post showing all my Fall projects around the home.  And this one is going to be a FOR SURE repeat project for me.  

I got inspired by these from Martha Stewart who made this twig vase.  But I thought this idea would be lovely to make a votive and have the candle light peeking through the twigs inside the glass.  So I grabbed some twigs from the backyard, some glass votives and a glue gun and got to work.
Seriously...this probably does not even need a tutorial. I mean, all you do is take some sticks and hot glue to glass. SIMPLE!  Do this all the way around and put them as close together as you can.
Fill in the gaps with thinner sticks to make it look fuller.  I like the look of different lengths at the top.
Gives it a more organic looky-loo to it.
Pop a tea light in there, wrap with twine and leaves...done!  A great idea is to recycle your glass candles or buy some glass votives and. vases from the dollar store for a little collection or tablescape.   
And I want to try this using  mason jars and hang them!

Happy Crafting my precious friends!

P.S.  Sorry I have been so absent from this blog and from your blogs! And I have even dropped the ball returning emails.  PLEASE FORGIVE ME! I have been so busy with upcoming projects that I can't share with you JUST YET. Just know I appreciate every one of you and I will do my best  to visit you soon.

16 comments:

  1. So cute, thanks for the idea :)

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  2. I really love this idea! You are creative! And how inexpensive to be able to use twigs!

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  3. Oooo so woodsy! Bringing the outdoors in! I can smell the woods from here :) I love all the different sizes of the sticks! Super cute Jess! Love Love Love it!

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  4. So so pretty. I was actually gonna do the same project but with cinnamon sticks. You know the ones you get from Michael's that smell pretty;) it came out very pretty Jessica;)

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  5. Once again you blow me away with your tutorials!!!! This is so elegant and natural and so easy! thank you thank you as always for sharing with us! : ) hugs!

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  6. That is so cute, I love the leaves added to it. :)
    xo

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  7. Oh I really like that, it looks brill!

    - Ellie @ Mammy Made

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  8. I so totally love this...and I soooo love your blog! Off to take a peek at your last post..those pumpkins look to good to be true. xoxo

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  9. Love these! I saw some on pinterest when we were looking for ideas for the wedding! They are adorable!

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  10. Seriously .. is my BBFF a professional photo-shoot stylist?? B/c you Totally could of fooled me!!
    You Totally Rock Jess!! ( saying it like Crush from finding nemo!)lol =P

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  11. I saw this on your blog the other day and thought, "I can totally make that"! So I did! I had some super cute little mini votives and so I used really skinny twigs so they were more to scale. Also, I didn't have any fake fall leaves so I used a real acorn I picked up the other day while on my walk. It turned out super cute! It was a bit tricky for me to figure out how to get the sticks on before it cooled. Now after seeing how you did yours I realize my mistake. I did a strip horizontally a little at a time around the middle of the candle. I figured it'd be covered up with my jute string when I was finished. I didn't even think about doing it vertically. Duh! ;) Oh well, it turned out cute and that's all that matters in the end. Thanks for the cute idea. Oh and I like the look of different lengths at the top as well! I left mine all different too.

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  12. How coincidental, I made a stick vase last week! I love your idea to make candle holder! It turned out really nice!

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  13. This is so lovely! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, UPcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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