DIY woodland candle

Whether you’re planning a lovely woodland walk this weekend, or are just in the mood for having a cosy crafternoon and have access to twigs and sticks via a garden or park, this woodland candle holder takes just minutes to make, and creates a lovely warm glow in your home.

All it takes is an empty jar, some twigs and some strong hold glue. The first time I made mine I used a hot glue gun, which was a bit silly because as soon as the jar heated up from the candle, the glue melted and the sticks fell off! I’ve found that a regular superglue is much better – or if you are using a hot glue gun, just stick with LED candles (flame free) instead.

You will need:

  • Some twigs – they don’t have to be the same length as you can always snap or cut them to the length of the jar
  • A jar – I used an old olive jar, but obviously any glass jar or container will do!
  • Strong hold glue
  • A candle / tea light

Method:

Assemble all the twigs, brush them down to remove any dirt or loose bark, then snap them to the height you want / the height of the jar. I kept some a bit longer to create a more rustic effect.

Then just glue each one on, one by one, by spreading glue onto the sticks first, then holding each one in place against the jar for a few seconds until it’s stuck.

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Then just place the tea light candle in the centre for that cosy autumnal glow!

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