Rustic Twig Candles ~ Seasons of Home

Crisp mornings, cozy sweaters, golden sunlight on colorful leaves … these are the signs of autumn … along with fallen Silver Maple branches cluttering our yard! We make a pile of all the twigs and branches and burn them in our fire pit for roasting marshmallows. And some of the twigs made their way into craft projects this fall, like the rustic twig candles I’m showing you today as part of the Seasons of Home – Autumn Edition tour that I’m joining with some of my highly talented blogging friends! You don’t want to miss their features which are listed at the end of this post.

How to Make Rustic Twig Candles

These rustic twig candles remind me of a campfire and I was quite proud of myself for putting our messy branches to good use. Plus I love the earthy, organic feel of the candles.


How to Make Rustic Twig CandlesOf course, since you’ve got a flame close to twigs, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re in the same room as the candles when they’re burning … just in case!  Although the glass does protect the twigs from the flame.


How to Make Rustic Twig CandlesI made three rustic twig candles, although I have enough branches to make many, many more! Silver Maples are a soft wood tree so anytime the wind blows, more branches come down.


DIY Rustic Twig CandlesFor this project, you’ll need a couple of glass jar candles, skinny dry branches, pruners (to cut the branches), a hot glue gun, and some twine.  I started with pumpkin spice scented candles and cut the twigs so they’re slightly taller than the candle’s glass. I also cut them at varying lengths.


How to Make Rustic Twig CandlesThen it’s just a matter of gluing the twigs onto the candle’s glass. I found it was easier to apply a line of hot glue to the glass and pressing the twig onto the glass.


How to Make Rustic Twig CandlesOnce all the twigs are glued on, you could leave the candle as is. But I felt it needed a little something more.


How to Make Rustic Twig CandlesSo I simply wrapped twine around the candles a couple times and tied a cute little bow.


DIY Rustic Twig CandlesI used thicker twine on the bigger candle. It had a nice curl to it.


DIY Rustic Twig Candles

The rustic twig candles look cozy as night descends.  I might make a few more for gifts. I’ve got another twig project coming up that I’ll show you next week!  I’m on a mission to rid our yard of the messy branches!


Seasons of Home - Autumn Edition. Visit these 8 bloggers for Fall inspiration!For more fall inspiration, visit my blogging friends below. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Shades of Blue Interiors  |  Thoughts from Alice  |  Clean and Scentsible

Craftberry Bush  |  The Chronicles of Home  |  Rooms for Rent

Finding Silver Pennies  |  Town and Country Living  |  City Farmhouse

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  1. So fun Jennifer!!! Thanks so much for putting the tour together 🙂 XO

  2. This is a great project and I like the natural touch. You mentioned the things I LOVE abo ut fall.


  3. I love these! I am definitely going to try making some. Thank you for the idea!

  4. What a clever idea! I have no shortage of sticks around here and my daughters are always dragging them into the house. Think I may just have to harvest from their collection and make some of these 🙂

  5. Such a sweet craft Jennifer, but I REALLY love how cozy and autumnal these photos look! Beautiful as usual! 🙂

  6. These are so adorable. I love the cozy and warm texture. Makes me want to curl up with a good book. xx

  7. these are really cool!

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