About 4 months ago, before I moved to Texas, my fiancé showed me a website that different cowboy boots and western things that he liked. While I was looking around I stumbled across the cutest candle holders made out of twigs. Unfortunately this was long before I knew about pinterest or blogging, or was smart enough to bookmark the page. So there is no picture to show you. But I’ve had this idea of using twigs for a while. Last week I finally did something about it 🙂
I started collecting twigs while I was out with the dog. I tried to pick the straightest ones possible, which if you’ve ever looked at a tree is not that easy.
I used a straight sided vase (Wal-Mart for $1.50 on sale), E-6000, a scrap of fabric, an old serrated edge knife and some hemp rope.
This was my first time working with the E-6000 glue. Definitely need to put news paper or something under to protect your work surface. I got it all over my fingers too :s
Working slowly and carefully I trimmed the twigs to the right length, and then glued them to the vase. This might sound like a quick and easy “make over” but in truth it took almost 2 hours. And then I needed to let it sit over night to be sure the glue was dry.
I used some of this fabric in the rag quilt I made recently (see it here) and had a couple smaller pieces left over.
Wrap it around the twig covered vase, glue the end down, tie with hemp rope and Ta-Da! A perfect fall vase.
Now all I need are some flowers to put in it *cough*MULE!*cough*
I’ve made some candle and tea light holders, but alas, I have yet to take pictures. Its on my to do list for Thursday though 🙂