In the run up to Christmas I’m going to be doing a crafting countdown with DIY ideas to fill your home! There’s not enough crafting on this here blog and winter is the perfect time to try out some handmade projects – not only to occupy the darker evenings spent indoors but also because there are so many great occasions to craft for!
From Halloween and Guy Fawkes all the way up to Christmas and New Year, there are so many crafting opportunities over the coming months. It’s easy to associate these celebrations with the tacky decorations often seen in the shops but you can create sophisticated home accessories by hand that will add a bit of seasonal cheer to your home. First up, I’m going to show you how to make an autumn inspired twig candle jar.
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How to make:
This twig candle jar is so simple to make and anyone can have a go. Use an autumn walk in the woods to collect some twigs and leave them to dry out at home for a few days before starting the project. I found my glass jar in Home Sense for £2.99 and trimmed my twigs to size using floristry shears (you want the twigs to stand a little taller than your jar).
Once trimmed, I used a hot glue gun to secure the twigs to the jar. The more knobbly the twigs the better as this creates a rustic looking candle holder with gaps between the twigs to allow the glow of the candle to shine through. I finished the jar by wrapping some brown string around the middle and tied a bow.
Once lit, the jar takes on a gorgeous glow, reminiscent of a setting sun through the trees. It makes the perfect home accessory for autumn! Why not follow my steps and make one yourself?