DIY // Outdoor Twine Candle Holder

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As summer begins to wind down, I’m soaking up every last bit of time with Aaron while he is on hiatus and Miss Parker, of course.  We are revamping our editorial calendar with some really exciting things coming up this fall and in the meantime taking a stroll down memory lane with some of our favorite archived posts.  A blast from the past, if you will. I love a good super easy DIY and because it’s summer and my outdoor dining table is begging for some center piece action, it seemed like a perfect time to revisit this outdoor twine candle holder DIY!  It’s super simple and there are quite a few variations you can dream up on this idea, so feel free to put your own spin on it!

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Supplies:

  • glue gun
  • extra glue sticks
  • ball of twine
  • 3 candle holders in various sizes, these were glass from Michael’s
  • gold spray paint
  • scissors
  • painters tape
  • ziploc bag, plastic bag, or parchment paper

1. After your glue gun is nice and warmed up, begin by adhering the end of the twine spool to the glass candle holder.  I found it easiest to flip it upside down, start on the bottom, go about two times around and then flip it right side up.  I used glue almost all the way around on the first wrap to make sure it was nice and secure, but then I would use glue about every half wrap and stagger the placement of the glue so that it didn’t get too thick.  It also helped keep the twine nice and tight together.

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2. Keep on wrapping until you get to the very top.  It’s tedious and time consuming, but not at all difficult.  Repeat for each of the other candle holders.

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3. After the twine has been wrapped around your candle holders, section off the piece that you don’t want spray painted with a gallon size plastic bag, parchment paper, or plastic shopping bag and secure tightly with painter’s tape.

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4. Spray the remaining section gold and allow to dry.

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Photography by Stephanie Godfrey

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  1. Fantastic!

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  3. I love this! You could also use it as a vase, which would be just as cool. 🙂 Also, I wanted to note that you can purchase glass vases almost identical to this one at DOLLAR TREE. Seriously – check it out. They would work just as well for this!

    ~Allison Katelyn @ http://SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

  4. I love this! You could also use it as a vase, which would be just as cool. 🙂 Also, I wanted to note that you can purchase glass vases almost identical to this one at DOLLAR TREE. Seriously – check it out. They would work just as well for this!

    ~Allison Katelyn @ http://SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

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  6. Awesome 🙂 very pretty! 🙂 i am working on some vase DIYs for my creative living blog hapinesswherver.com and now I need to think hard to come up with something as chic AND effortless 🙂