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.
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.
Of 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.
For 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.
The rustic twig candles look cozy as night descends. I might make a few more for gifts.