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AUTHENTIC HANDMADE GIFTS
The rustic style is very trendy at the moment. Many people are designing rustic-style kitchens this season or planning how they can make the most of their outdoor space for the summer.
The rustic style involves logs, wood, and the idea of bringing the outdoors into the home with things such as decorative twig displays, rustic candle holders, and oak beams.
Rustic candle holders are relatively simple to make, and there are lots of different ideas for designs made from things you are likely to have in the home already. Here are some simple designs for rustic candle holders that you can make in about an hour and will impress anyone who visits your home.
Glasses that you have in the cupboard already make excellent rustic candle holders. Paint the glass in the design of your choice. You can use a plain color or add as many patterns or styles as you like. Keep the design simple if you want to create a set of candle holders; otherwise, the exact pattern will be harder to replicate.
Once you have designed your candle holder, choose a candle that matches the size of the glass, and you have made yourself a beautiful, rustic candle holder.
Using twigs and sticks to decorate your glass helps to take that rustic look one step further. You can paint the glass as above if you want to, or leave it natural. Then, place your twigs and sticks around the edge of the glass. A great aesthetic is to cut all the twigs and sticks so that they are the same size first; they should be just slightly longer than the glass for the best effect.
You can paint or decorate your twigs and sticks any way you like. If you have a setting in mind, such as a Christmas dinner table or celebration, glitter can look lovely on the tips. It is best to stick your twigs and sticks to the glass with non-flammable glue so that your design doesn’t move about and place the candle in the middle of the glass.
This may sound like a plain idea, but it looks stunning. Take a glass and place clothes pins around the edge. You can then decorate your clothes pins with paint, gemstones, or stencils. You can get as creative as you like with clothes pins, and the remarkable thing is that they absorb most materials, so you will be able to use a variety of different colors or designs on them. Once you have finished your clothes pin design, add a candle to the glass and you are finished.
Everyone has tin cans lying around in their recycling, and they make fantastic rustic candle holders. These are especially good for lighting up the outside space or garden as the lanterns they create have a particular rustic feel to them that suits the outside well.
First, you will need to wash your tin can to get rid of any food residue. Then, peel the label off the can so you are left with the silver metal underneath.
To make sure you create sufficient light, you can use a screw and a hammer to insert some holes into your tin can. If you are feeling particularly creative, you can design your own patterns using the holes you put in the can. You can then paint or decorate as you wish.
If you want to hang your rustic tin can lanterns in the garden, you can insert some holes in the top of the can on either side. Take some wire and thread this through the top holes you have just made to create a lantern you can hang up and be proud of.
For a unique rustic feel for your kitchen, use coffee cups to create your perfect candle holders. You can use cups that already have designs on them or create your own style using plain coffee cups. Filling the inside of the cup with coffee beans and placing the candle in the middle will ensure that you always have the fresh aroma of coffee in your kitchen. If you don’t want to use coffee, colored, dried pasta will create a stunning visual effect. Potpourri works well, too.
Try these ideas for yourself to create unique, stylish candle holders using recycled material that you already have in your home.