Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Twiglight Zone

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 :

Natasha in Oz said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Miss Kitty said...

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".

Handbags by Helen said...

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!

Wendy said...

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

CarolC1 said...

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.

fatmonica said...

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

My Norfolk Life said...

That is just beautiful - so pretty.
Claire

Ros Made Me said...

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

Tickled Pink said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Picto said...

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

Jan x

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

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

Kazies Magical Designs said...

what a great idea it looks lovely xxx

Fiddly Fingers said...

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

Highland Monkey's said...

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.

Michelle said...

That looks pretty! Great idea! :)

Emily Meyers said...

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

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Pisky Cove said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Niki said...

This tea light holder is amazing!

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

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

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

Nicholl Vincent said...

hi from the gfc hop!

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have a good night!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a simple and effective idea!

Crystelle said...

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

Terri said...

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!

Niki said...

Love how simple this is and a great effect too.

Kimberly said...

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.

mcrafts said...

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

Printabelle said...

Super pretty and rustic! Love it!

Alyssa Rivers said...

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

A new follower!

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quintonwench said...

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

Kat said...

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

Evelyn said...

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:)

Sooner Laura said...

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!

Evelyn said...

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

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

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

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

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

ChicCheatCharley said...

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