I can’t take full credit for this DIY as I’ve seen it floating around the interwebs in the past, but it’s a goodie and one that I’ve long wanted to duplicate myself. If I must admit, I had originally planned this post last fall but I just never got around to it. The sticks were gathered (this is no easy task when you live in a condo downtown Toronto), the glass votives were purchased and they’ve hung around all lonely-like ever since.
When I woke up last Saturday morning, I felt the urge to get crafty so that’s just what I did. It was so simple that I almost feel silly writing out the steps, but what kind of “DIY’er” would I be then? So here it goes:
What you’ll need:
-a hot glue gun
-a sharp exacto knife
-a handful of (straight) sticks
-glass votives (I picked mine up at Ikea for $2.99/pack of 12)
using the exacto knife, carefully cut the stick to your desired length (mine were approximately 3″ long)
repeat with remaining sticks until they’re all similar in length
add a dollop of hot glue to the bottom of the stick
hold it firmly against the votive until the glue dries
repeat until the entire votive is covered
wrap twine around the base, using hot glue to secure it in place, for a more “finished” look.