rustic style candle holder

How To Make a Rustic Wooden Candle Holder

Learn how to make a rustic wooden candle holder in less than five minutes! Upcycle a plain glass candle holder into a pretty natural looking candle holder.

rustic style candle holder
birch branch candle holder

Love the look of rustic birch candle holders but find them too pricey? This super fast and easy (and inexpensive!) tutorial will show you how to create a pretty candleholder using items you may already have on hand!

birch candle holder

I first showed this candle holder in my post about our nature-inspired Christmas porch and had a few comments asking how I made the candle holder.
If you have any questions, please leave me a comment and I will be happy to clarify.

Supplies Needed

I found this roll of half birch branches last year around Christmas but can’t remember where I bought it and can’t find it online.
When I remember, I will post the link here.
You can use sticks from your yard for an equally rustic look but free!

supplies to make rustic candle holder

Steps to Make a Rustic Candle Holder

  1. gather supplies above
  2. cut strip of branches correct length to completely wrap around candle holder
    OR if using sticks, cut sticks to the length you would like (mine are 3″)
  3. lay roll of Glue Dots sticky side down on birch branch backing
  4. remove backing paper from glue dots
  5. wrap branches around candle holder

That’s it! In hardly any time, you have a pretty rustic candle holder.
This rustic candle holder project would be fun with kids and also makes a great gift!

candle holder with birch branches

New Again

This project is part of this month’s New Again series.
I am joining some of my blogging besties sharing ways to make things “new again” in fun and creative ways.

New Again

A Life Unfolding
Styling Vintage Pieces in Your Home

Cribbs Style
Giving New Life to a Thrifted Rooster

black painted rooster

Noting Grace
How to Upcycle an Entertainment Center

Black painted entertainment center for home gym with mini fridge filled with water

Sand Dollar Lane
How to Make a Rustic Wooden Candle Holder

birch branch candle holder

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  1. What a great idea, Leen! First off – I haven’t heard of glue dots before. This is going to be a huge game changer in my DIY world! I love how simple yet beautiful this project is. I have that same birch set sitting in my basement. I can’t wait to give this a try!

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