Want a last-minute easy fall decorating item that takes just a few minutes to put together? This autumn candle holder with twinkle lights features a surprise fall element. And adding some extra brightness makes this fairy light candle holder extra cozy, too!
AUTUMN CANDLE HOLDER WITH TWINKLE LIGHTS
This month’s Pinterest Challenge was especially challenging to me, and I’ll share why in just a moment…
If you are new to the Pinterest Challenge, let me fill you in.
Our illustrious host, Cindy from County Road 407, chooses a photo each month to inspire a group of blogging buddies (that’s us). We take the photo, put our own spin on it and share it with ‘the world’ (that’s you).
If you are visiting here from Crissy at First Day of Home, I’m so glad to have you here. And of course, welcome to my MWA fam, too! Isn’t Crissy’s cloche lovely?! And her DIY is amazing, too! I’m blessed to call her a blogging bestie and dear friend!
Inspiration for a Fairy Light Candle Holder
Our inspiration this month comes from my friend Katrin at Northern Feeling.
Isn’t this simple little Christmas jar just lovely? Katrin is known for her simple but cozy touches in her home, and she hit the mark with this one! Be sure to check out her full blog post for a detailed tutorial.
However, My Wee Abode is not QUITE ready to start the Christmas DIYs… not quite. Thus the extra ‘challenge’ for me with this month’s theme.
So, I took Katrin’s DIY, and put my own autumnal spin on it! After all, that’s what the Pinterest Challenge is all about, right?
Here’s what caught my eye from the inspiration photo:
- glass jar as a vessel (this whole project reminds me a bit of the fall cloche from the August Pinterest Challenge)
- snow filler in the bottom
- fairy lights, aka twinkle lights
- and some natural elements (albeit faux) with the bottle brush trees
Elements of an Autumn Candle Holder with Twinkle Lights
And here’s what you can use to create a fall candle holder with fairy lights:
- glass jar, you can use just about any jar that will hold a 3″ pillar candle and still have about 1/2- 1″ of space around it
- 3″ Pillar Candle
- one bag each of dried corn kernels, split peas, and red beans
- fairy lights
- jute twine
- wooden fall leaf elements
And that’s pretty much it!
Fairy Light Candle Holder with Fall Grains
This fall grain candle holder is so easy to put together… Take a look at the finished product sprinkled with the easy tips on how to do-it-yourself.
I layered the split peas first, and then put my candle on top of the green layer.
Then I poured an equal layer of red beans, and then corn, in the small opening between the candle and the jar. Sliding the jar back and forth on a flat surface helps to even out the grains.
I left enough room to add the fairy lights as the last ‘layer’, and then I wrapped the lights around the candle, too. (Tip: Tape the wires on the back of the candle to keep the lights in place.)
Then I wrapped some jute twine around the mouth of the jar, glued some wood leaves down a strip of the jute and around the mouth of the jar.
And that’s all she wrote!
Some real pumpkins got into the act as well, and I wrapped the twinkle lights around and through the other areas.
A little faux greenery added to the coziness, too!
This is definitely not the ‘norm’ look for My Wee Abode, but this fall candle holder sure does add some warmth and glow to my fall living area.
Now It’s Your Turn
This warm cozy look is definitely more my sister’s style than it is mine, but it’s been so soothing to have this lit up in my wee living room this week! I may let her
use keep it for a bit, since this blogger needs to start Christmas decor and DIYs very soon!
Speaking of my sister, she says she is starting the Christmas music early this year… on November 1st! “We need some extra Christmas this year!” is her thought, and I think I agree!
How ’bout you? Are you starting to think about Christmas? Or are you still enjoying the fall decor in your home? Be sure to share your thoughts with me in the comments! They truly make my day!
Now, be sure to hop on over to my friend Lora from Create and Ponder to check out her rustic twist on this month’s Pinterest Challenge! It’s adorable!
And, of course, visit all my friends that are sharing their ideas for this month’s Pinterest Challenge! So fun!