Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Simple Burlap Candle Holder

I may be late hopping on the burlap bandwagon, but I finally felt inspired to create this Simple Burlap Candle Holder.  Ever since I married into the Higby family, bees (only the decorative ones) have held a special place in my heart. So, when I was searching for just the right charm, this little guy caught my eye.

Let me show you how to make this super simple craft.  You may already have these items tucked away in your craft closet.

Here's what you'll need:
glass candle holder (3.6" x 3.9")~ picked up at Dollar Tree
cutesy vintage "bee" charm ~ found at Hobby Lobby
jute
burlap
votive candle
glue gun
scissors

Here's how to make the Simple Burlap Candle Holder:
Cut burlap to appropriate length (approximately 3 inches x 11 inches).  Run a line of hot glue on edge and adhere to glass.

Wrap the burlap around and secure the end with another line of glue.  Cut a length of jute long enough to wrap around and tie a bow. Take your charm and either attach a jump ring or "make" your own (like I did) out of a fiber from your burlap remnants.
Before making the "ears" of the bow, slip the charm over the jute, tie a knot and then finish up the bow. Finally, put a candle in and bask in the glow of a craft well-made. The possibilities for this craft are endless.  You could change it up seasonally with different charms or even use colored burlap.

 I just love the ambient glow of this candle holder and the cute little bee.

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38 comments:

  1. This is darling! I love it to pieces! XO, Aimee

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    1. Thank you so much! You rock, Aimee! Big hugs, Nici

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  2. Came out really good! Looks great! Love your framed pic also. =)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley! So sweet of you to leave me a comment! I hope you'll come back to visit again. Have a great week!

      Blessings,
      Nici

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  3. Love the look of this. When the light shines through it such wonderful texture, and the bee is perfect. I didn't see the follow button. I hope you will go to Design, click on gadget and then add the follow gadget. I would love to follow along. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty. Isn't burlap just the best! I'm so glad you stopped by again to see me. I did add a Follow button just under my picture. I hope it works. As you can see, I'm new to the bloggy world and learning as I go. I appreciate your encouragement ;-)Have a delightful week! Blessings, NIci

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet note, Liz. Hope you'll come back and visit often. Blessings, Nici

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  5. Turning a simple candle into chic decor is easy when you do it! I love the addition of the little bee charm! This will look great with fall decor. BTW... your framed verse is a wonderful testimony!
    Thanks for bringing your upscale candle to TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS.
    Where is your follow button? I would love to follow you!

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    1. Hi Yvonne! Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I'm glad you liked the candle post. The framed verse is actually a plate I found on a trip to Franklin, TN one year. It's one of my very favorite souvenirs. I added a "Follow Me" button to my sidebar. I hope you'll stop back by and even follow me ;-) Have a blessed week! Nici

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  6. This is beautiful! I'm pinning this to try later on. Thanks for sharing.

    ~blackfoxhomestead.com

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    1. Thank you, thank you for stopping by Posed Perfection and for leaving me a sweet note. I hope you'll come by again soon and follow me ;-) Have a wonderful week!
      Nici

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  7. Fabulous! I love the simplicity! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

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  8. That is so pretty! I have a ton of candles that I should do this to. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Shabby Creek. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. So cute! I love the burlap and the added charm!

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  10. Hi, Nici!! Popping over from the Shabby Nest! Love your Blog! Really like the look of your Burlap Candle holders, they would look so good with my decor, I think I may have to steal this idea.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I will definitely be back.
    Many Blessings to you and yours,
    ~Theresa

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  11. That may be simple, but it's totally cute! Love the little bee charm!

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  12. I love simple with a big impact! This fits the bill to a T! :D

    Melissa L.
    I signed up to be a follower on your blog, and I would love and apprecaite you to become a follower on mine! www.mywatermelonmoon.com

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  13. So simple for an easy change of something old into something new! Thanks again for linking up at Real Momma!

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  14. Love the simplicity of the burlap candle holder and yet so very elegant. I love that you added the bee, so cute! I'll be making a few myself. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  15. How adorable is this! Love the bee!
    Brenda

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  16. I can't wait to try this. I do have everything in my closet, except that cute bee. That's what makes your candle so pretty!

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  17. What a beautiful candle holder! I love the bee. :) Megan

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  18. I clicked to follow in a reader. There is also a Networked Blog button that allows someone to follow you right on their dashboard and not have to go to their email. Go to this site and it will explain how to add it.

    http://make-website.com/promote-your-blog-with-networked-blogs/

    I think you will get a ton more followers this way. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Here is a youtube site that better explains the Networked blog ap.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDPd0h3KkjA

    Hugs, Marty

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  20. This is really cute. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Sorry this is late, but better late then never. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
      Debi Bolocofsky
      www.adornedfromabove.com

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  21. It is beeutiful, popped in from Wow Us Wednesday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this ideal, I have done it as well...However, I sewed my burlap, I was afraid the glue would loosen when the candle heated it up...How is that working?

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  23. This is nice. I love the glow from the candle through the burlap! I think I was able to follow your blog.... if so, I'm your newest follower! I would really like for you to visit my blog at www.chirpingwithexcitement.blogspot.com :-) Tonya

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  24. This is so cute. And you are right, you can change it up in so many ways. I would love it if you would share this on Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/08/tout-it-tuesday-19.html

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  25. Fun idea and so simple. Love it!! Nichi

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  26. So simple and beautiful. I love your last picture displaying your candle with your plate. Our home serves the Lord also. Thank you for adding this post also to my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  27. Congratulations! You've been featured on Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday Linky Party! Please feel free to come by the site and pick up your "I've been Featured" button!

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  28. Your candle is beautiful! I love using burlap with twine.

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  29. Hi, Nici
    I just love your candle and love that scripture verse you used. It's one of my fav verse. : ) Found your lovely blog from One Tough Mother burlap link party. I just loved looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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