DIY Rustic Votive Candles

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Do you have a narrow table? If so, finding a centerpiece that doesn't overpower the table can be a challenge. I found a simple DIY rustic votive that is a great way to decorate on a smaller table.

To make these you don't need a lot of supplies. I used some stemless wine glasses, yarn and burlap twine. You could make them out of a clear glass jar too.

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These only take a few minutes to make. The first step is to gather all the supplies and turn on your glue gun.

Put a dab of glue on the glass to get your project started.

Once you have one end secured you can wrap the yarn around until you get the desired coverage. You want enough glass to be exposed where the light from the candle will still shine through.

Next add another dab of glue to start the burlap twine. I didn't use as much of this, just enough to give it a rustic look.

The final step is to drop a candle in and light it. You can use any glass object as a base for this, as long as it holds a candle.

I set my candles on top of a baguette pan and added a few stalks of greenery. It makes a great narrow centerpiece and a simple table setting for entertaining outdoors.

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  • Christy Roppel Christy Roppel on Dec 20, 2020

    I really like this, but I have a question: Does the heat from the candle melt the glue?

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  • Andrea Andrea on Dec 20, 2020

    The candle didn't melt the glue for me. If you are worried you could use a battery operated candle inside instead. I hop that helps.

  • Lisa West Lisa West on Dec 22, 2020

    Love the cotton branches. Plain but very elegant. Love it. Add the right amount of umphf, imo.