Add rustic charm to your home in four steps. Make a votive holder with branches

Transform your living room into a serene, wooded glen with votive holders decorated with branches. Aside from imparting rustic charm, branches disperse the candlelight in a way reminiscent of a flickering campfire. The overall effect will transport you and your guests to a cozy cabin in the woods. Set a few of these beauties out on the coffee table to keep the conversation going long after your dinner party has ended.
The slender branches used in this project are from a birch tree. If you don’t have access to these trees in your area, search a hobby shop or an online marketplace for craft twigs used in floral arrangements. A battery-operated votive candle is a safe but beautiful way to illuminate the finished holder. It also lasts longer than a normal votive candle, which needs to be replaced often.
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Materials
- 1-2 dozen thin birch branches of similar length
- High-temperature glue gun
- Hot-glue sticks
- Glass votive holder
- Twine
- Scissors
- Battery-operated votive candle
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Instructions
1. Put a line of hot glue up the side of the glass holder. Place one branch on the glue. Repeat, gluing the branches next to each other until about half of the glass is covered.
2. Wrap a length of twine around the glass and tie it in a bow. Trim the tails of the bow with scissors.
3. Turn on a battery-operated candle and place it in the glass. Display your charming creation and enjoy!
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