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The Twiglight Zone

June 24, 2012
The rain may have ended the 'hosepipe ban', but it's sent the weeds and plants in the garden wild. Cutting back the hedgerow left us with plenty of branches. So I saved a few from the incinerator to make an unusual tea light holder.
With the unseasonal weather we have had lately, I had to dry them out first. The fire on in late June!
I measured and cut them all to the roughly the same size and then painstakingly used my new glue gun to stick each twig to the tumbler.
After many swear words later (my glue gun is VERY temperamental!) I finally finished it.
The sun set and the tealights came out...

39 comments :

  1. That looks so pretty! I've seen these on pinterest but haven't tried making one yet. I will have to give it a go after seeing yours!

    If you have a minute to spare perhaps you could link up this great post to my weekly Say G'day Linky party? I'd be thrilled if you could share this great idea!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  2. i love the rustic look of these 'twiglights'!

    i'd love for you to link up with Get Your Craft On at the Gilded hare:
    http://thegildedhare.blogspot.com/2012/06/get-your-craft-on_24.html

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  3. I love the title of your post...I am old enough to remember "The Twilight Zone" so that was a really clever parody of the show title. Hey, not to mention that the actual craft is fantastic! I always have to use swear words when I use my glue gun but it is usually because I burn my fingers. I saw your post (and great photos) over at Debbiedoos "Newbie Party".

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  4. Lovely idea. We have had our stove on most of the month so far. But at least it's sunny this morning. Maybe it's compensating for last nights footie!

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  5. What a gorgeous tea light - so simple and so effective. Love the photos of it in use.

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  6. Gosh, who would have thought they would make such elegant BBQ lights. The effect is amazing. I wonder how you come up with these ideas. Lovely.

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  7. I love the look of this.The light through the twigs just looks so relaxing.

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  8. That is just beautiful - so pretty.
    Claire

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  9. That looks so lovely, even more impressed by a picture taken in the dark!

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  10. Very pretty, I love the effect of the light through the twigs.

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  11. All the effort is definitely worth it. It looks really lovely with the lighted candle in it.

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  12. This looks really lovely, I imagine it would look good with cinnamon sticks too.

    Jan x

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  13. this would be great with one of those citronella candles for an outdoor party! I heart sticks!

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  14. what a great idea it looks lovely xxx

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  15. This looks gorgeous. The pictures of it in the dark are beautiful. What a lovely idea.

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  16. Hey, thats a good idea on how to re-cycle all those twiggy bits from hedges. I love what you have done. I can imagine a row of them on the mantlepiece.

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  17. That looks pretty! Great idea! :)

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  18. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop and added myself to your followers! Also I’d love to have you check out a huge OSCAR DE LA RENTA giveaway I’m having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/oscar-de-la-renta-giveaway.html

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  19. That is fab! you can make one out of driftwood whilst down here... that's day one done! Bring your glue gun!!!! xx

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  20. Oh, that blows my mind. It's so simple but looks so amazing when finished. I'm sure a regular retailer would charge over $20 for those. Beautiful. Well done.

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  21. This tea light holder is amazing!

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  22. This is such an amazing idea! And it looks expensive! Thanks for sharing :)

    Bailey
    http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.de

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  23. hi from the gfc hop!

    visit nichollvincent.blogspot.com

    have a good night!

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  24. Wow what a simple and effective idea!

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  25. You're so funny: Twilight zone!!!
    It describes it well, though. Super pretty. Terrific ambiance!

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  26. Love the look. Hint: I don't know what you call them there, but here they are called rubber bands. It would make this project so much easier.
    Hugs!

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  27. Love how simple this is and a great effect too.

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  28. So pretty. The photo made me leap over from the blog hop. Your "about me" made me become a follower. How could I resist? I can roll my tongue too.

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  29. That is gorgeous! What a great idea and thank you for the tutorial! Mich x

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  30. Super pretty and rustic! Love it!

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  31. Oh I love it! It is so rustic and would look great in my house!

    A new follower!

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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  32. Thanks all so much for the lovely comments and dropping by :)

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  33. Hi! I'm following you from the GFC Blog Hop! Look forward to reading more! I would appreciate the follow back! :)
    Have a great rest of the weekend!
    -Kat

    http://mom-uncensored.blogspot.com

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  34. This is just too clever. I love the finished look with the light shining out between the twigs. And this just sounds like fun! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.
    PS I am definitely trying this:)

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  35. I really love this and think it would be great even in a larger size. Perhaps as large as the shell and sand candle holder with the jute twine I made for the patio. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog!

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  36. Guess whose sweet little candle is being featured at Freedom Fridays this week? I'm not telling, lol!

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  37. Looks great! Gotta go grab me some sticks now.
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

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  38. Wonderful project...as per usual! Thanks so much for linking up! :)

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  39. Lovely project - really effective. I'm more of a DIY fashion crafter, myself, but I'll have to try this one some day ;)
    Charley x
    http://chiccheat.co.uk

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