DIY twig candle holders~ Playing with Twigs Again


DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings

Howdie, good folks! How a ye doing? Still enjoying Spring (or Autumn, hello lovelies down under)? We are in the middle of a climate change in these parts. Thursday we had Summer temperature, yesterday felt like an autumn day and I have been told Sunday will feel like winter again.

 

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings

 

Well all the more reason to stay busy. While the whole country seemed to be out and about, my Love and I stayed home and worked on various projects.

My Love had hired this big, mean, ugly machine to cut heavy weight tiles. He has been working hard on our new patio and the final stages are in sight. Just one or two more days of hard labor for him and I will have to start doing my THANG outside.

 

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings
So I am real busy cruising the internets for inspiration on various outside decorating issues. So come around often this week, I will probably be asking your advice on everything from choosing colors to designing additions to the house…

But today I worked hard at trying to avoid My Love and his extremely loud and screeching machine all day. So I retreated to my peaceful attic and fired up the glue gun.

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings
Remember my Twig Wreath? After I had finished that one, I still had a bucket full of cut-ups and branches left. And something inside of me, just couldn’t let me throw them away.

Heaven knows why, after all they were just a bunch of small branches and twigs, I have a garden full of them. So in order to control the chaos and not fill my house with the waste I removed from my garden,  I decided to make myself come up with a use today – within an hour , or throw them out.

Nothing like a good old self-imposed deadline to make the creative juices flowing…

 

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings

 

And this is what I came up with. Two candle holders. Twig inspired DIY lanterns so to speak.

 

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings

 

Now if I thought you would  need it, I would have gladly made a tutorial but really it is too simple for that. I took and old glass (whiskey style), cut the branches to size and stuck them on with hot glue. For the square box I used an empty Q-tip container.

 

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings

 

Add some Spring flowers from the garden, and a new vignette is ready for the world.

I love how the light of the candle shines between the branches.

These little nature inspired, waste recycling, neutral colored lanterns really make my hard sing. 

 

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings

 

So what do you think, was it a good thing I held on to those twigs? Do you love’em or hate’em? I want to hear your opinion here folks!

 

DIY twig candle holders made from garden clippings

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  1. VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier says

    Hey,lieve Marianne!-)*

    Ziet heel eenvoudig out,maar jou creatie totaal maakt ontzettend sfeervole rezultaat en enorm gezellig:-)))
    Alle jou fotos is alltijd enorme plezier om na te kijken!!!

    Een hele goede weekend vvor je,creative Soul!

    Liefs en groetjes,
    ***Violetta***

  2. VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier says

    Hey,lieve Marianne!-)*

    Ziet heel eenvoudig out,maar jou creatie totaal maakt ontzettend sfeervole rezultaat en enorm gezellig:-)))
    Alle jou fotos is alltijd enorme plezier om na te kijken!!!

    Een hele goede weekend vvor je,creative Soul!

    Liefs en groetjes,
    ***Violetta***

  3. Nita {ModVintageLife} says

    I love them. I like the way the candlelight shows between the twigs. But then I used to have lots of twig furniture when I lived in a different house. I love things made of natural branches.

  4. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Oh they look just wonderful. They not only look fabulous here, but they will be wonderful for the patio too. Very creative. Hugs, Marty

  5. Miss Mustard Seed says

    Those looks so pretty and simple. I love how it's bringing nature inside. Your pictures make everything look heavenly.

  6. Privet and Holly says

    One word: FRESH. Yes. Your images are like a breath of fresh air. I love the pale green/white of the flowers and the glass and the twigs. It all works so well together. Thought I'd signed up as a follower but haven't been receiving updates, so I've signed up again! Seems to me that last time I visited, you were having back problems. I hope that is all behind you {no pun intended} and that you are enjoying the spring!
    xx P&H

  7. LuLu Kellogg says

    Marianne, this is brilliant! What a marvelous vignette. I will have to go looking for twigs now!

    LuLu♥

  8. Kolein says

    I'm in love with the simplicity of nature. That is what these candle holders say to me. They are functional and exude the sweetness of nature. Your photographs are equally as lovely!

    Saving the twigs? Grand idea. What you did with them? Even grander!!!

  9. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie says

    L. O. V. E. I love earthy touches like this! So beautiful!!

  10. Noreen says

    I love the rustic look of your twig lanterns. Now I'm going to have to think of more ways to craft with twigs.

  11. Michelle says

    Gorgeous! I love outdoor items inside! I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com earlier today! Grab my "featured" button.

  12. Pink Princess says

    LEUK joh! Ik was van de week in een mooie bloemenwinkel en heb OOK een paar ideetjes opgedaan voor gewoon "tuin afval" lol. FF kijken of ik er het weekend aan toe kom om te maken.
    Frugality at its finest haha

  13. Susan says

    Fantastic! I've used twigs on candles too and then surrounded the whole thing with organza ribbon.

    Great ideas for twigs!

  14. Debbie says

    I love them, I may steal that idea, I have a ton of twigs in my yard, and never would have thought of this…this is why I love blogsville, you women ROCK with creativity!

  15. Kendra says

    Marianne I love this! It looks rustic/natural yet elegant the way you displayed it! Great idea!

    Kendra

  16. Diane@InMyOwnStyle says

    Hi Marianne-
    I think it was a good thing you hung onto the twigs. I find as I am getting older that my tastes have changed and I really like to have nature all around me. The texture of the twigs with the shine of the glass looks divine in my opinion. Very modern.

  17. Brenda@Cozy Little House says

    I love them! They would look so beautiful outside too. Can't wait to see ya out there doing your thang!
    Brenda

  18. alanna rose says

    I like them!
    You know, I think they would be beautiful for a garden themed wedding – I can just see a whole bunch of them going down the center of a table :)

  19. Veronica says

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  20. Anita says

    These are so pretty! Yes, twigs can be pretty too. I love the naturalness of it. And they look lovely with the flowers, viburnum?

  21. The DIY Show Off says

    I LOVE your style and creativity! I also love to use natural materials that I find outside, especially branches and this is just a beautiful idea!

    Thanks for sharing in the DIY Project Parade. 😉

    Roeshel

  22. lis says

    They are ace! Actually, I love them so much I will endeavour to make at least one of them TODAY. My only problem is- won't hot glue get, well, too hot once the candle is lit and just make a run for it? I think I might try and wrap some sort of cord aroundthe finished product, just in case, and see what happens!

  23. Jenna says

    I think these are really creative. I would be scared they would fall apart if they got too hot. The cord idea would work, if it didn't cave in..