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September 26, 2013

Branch Candle Holder

Branch Candle Holder ~ Lovely and so easy to DIY your own Branch Candle Holder #CandleHolder #BranchCrafts

Well, our Spring is into it's 3rd week, with some very confusing weather so far. Usually it starts to warm up in mid August, which it did.  Then, after two weeks, we had a couple of ice cold days ... really cold, as in mid Winter.  Somewhere along here, I picked up an early Spring Flu which I am still trying to get rid of.

Anyhow, Roy started cutting down all the dead leaves and branches at the pool side of the yard. I watched him walk past the kitchen window carrying this one longish branch and quickly stopped him before he could throw the branch out !  He should know by now, I want to see everything before it goes to the dump ... {but,, I think he wants , or at least tries his best, to hide junk/rubbish from me, because I have become quite the hoarder lately and he just wants to clean up ! }

Branch Candle Holder ~ Lovely and so easy to DIY your own Branch Candle Holder #CandleHolder #BranchCrafts

Okay, enough chit-chat ! I asked Roy to cut me three pieces from the same branch

1 - 5 cm  {2 inches}
1 - 10 cm {4 inches}
1 - 15 cm {6 inches}

and to make a hollow in each - big enough for a tea light to fit in.

The branch was junky and all, but only on the outside

Branch Candle Holder ~ Lovely and so easy to DIY your own Branch Candle Holder #CandleHolder #BranchCrafts

I scraped all the rubbish off, and used some sandpaper to smooth it a little

Branch Candle Holder ~ Lovely and so easy to DIY your own Branch Candle Holder #CandleHolder #BranchCrafts

I then used ordinary white craft paint - applied it lightly with a small round sponge and a little more sanding to get the above effect  

Last but not least - I tied the three pieces together with some raffia

Branch Candle Holder ~ Lovely and so easy to DIY your own Branch Candle Holder #CandleHolder #BranchCrafts

And here we have a candle holder which would be easy to change as per the season or holiday.
You are sure to see this again with another dress on !

22 comments:

  1. Those would look so nice on an outdoor table! Love these

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  2. Ugg it's the same here it's been up to 27 then yesterday I've cold and non stop rain, but beautiful again today.
    Linda this is beautiful I think it's lovely or any season

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  3. Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two! I LOVE these candle holders and am sharing them on my FB page right now :)

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  4. I love this!! Hope I find some branches to try it with :) Pinning to my 'Fall into Autumn' board now (it's Autumn here not like your Spring hehe!). Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah ♫
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  5. These look great! What a wonderful idea.

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  6. I love this Linda! What kind of wood is it? Yep..Roy should no better than to throw something away without approval!!! LMBO!

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  7. This is a really cool idea. I love decorating with nature.

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  8. Love these! How did you create the holes inside the candles?

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  9. These are just fabulous Linda - LOVE !!!!
    I see a lot of features in your near future :)
    I'm pinning right now!
    XOXO

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  10. These look awesome! We had a branch fall in our yard a few weeks ago and I made something similar. I didn't have a bit large enough for tea lights so mine hold the tall slender candles...but I think I may need to make another set because yours look awesome! I hope you'll stop over and share this project at our link party this week! http://twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/09/yay-were-co-hosting-link-it-or-lump-it.html

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  11. This is SUCH a cute idea! I love the rustic look. I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-31.html

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  12. Ok super cool idea! Turned out wonderful! Perfect for fall and winter.

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  13. I like it. i was just a a wedding where they had something similar on the tables.

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  14. These are great! I keep forget you're in a different zone - Spring... These look great for my Fall decor. Thanks for sharing ;-)

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  15. Cute idea for a rustic wedding. Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

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  16. what a gorgeous accessory. i need my hubby to whip me up some too:)

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  17. Love these! So simple and pretty...must find a good branch so I can copy. =)

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  18. I love these and how they bring a natural touch to your decor. I also love that you could use them all year 'round!

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  19. Such a great idea and inexpensive...

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  20. What a great idea! I love the white wash treatment you did to them. I found you at Thrifty Thursday. It's nice to meet you :) .

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