DIY rustic wedding candle holders

February 08, 2015

I'm not the most imaginative and inventive when it comes to getting creative but these inexpensive candle holders are simple to make and looks really effective for a rustic style wedding.

All you need is: 
tumbler glasses 
silicone glue 
twine to decorate
burlap fabric
tea-lights - I used the longing burning candles

I needed quite a few candle holders as I wanted 2 per table and I had 13 tables in total. I got lucky and found a bulk lot on Ebay. They are normal tumbler short glasses, you can find them pretty much anywhere but I recommend looking on Ebay as you'll be amazed what you can find. 

STEP 1: Get your tumbler glass and your twine and cut to size depending on how much you want to cover the glass. Wrap it around your glass starting about 1cm from the bottom of the glass and working your way up. Do this before you put the glue on so you can use this as a template. once you have cut all your twine the same lengths get your glue and start from the bottom and draw a vertical line up the glass with your glue to how far you want to go. (mine are about 2 inches thick). Depending on how thick your twine is will determine where to cut it. 

STEP 2: Get the end of your twine and wrap around the bottom of the glass starting at the bottom of your twine. Overlap the first wrap so the end doesn't come loose. continue wrapping up the glass until you reach the end leaving no gaps in between. I slightly overlapped mine so there wasn't any gaps. pull tight as you wrap around. Add a little glue to the end of the twine and stick down to the wrapped twine on the glass (Not the glass because it will not stick).

STEP 3: Cut a piece of ribbon to size depending on how big you want your bow. wrap the ribbon around the bow and tie a knot. I straightened up the bow and cut the ties on a slant so it looked neat and symetrical. This is optional, I did some with and without bows, they both look great but the ribbon does hold the twine in place better.

STEP 4: Get your tea-light and place inside the glass

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