Here's a pretty Christmas candle for gifting or for your holiday decorations. These DIY walnut wreath candle holders are easy to create and would make lovely centerpieces for your festive table. Change up the ribbon to use these pillar candle holders right through winter.
Recently, I received a call from a friend who explained that she had found a box of walnuts in her basement that were no longer edible. She asked me if I could do anything with them. Of course, I was up for the challenge! I love nature-inspired decorations, especially when the supplies are free!
A few weeks back, I shared some quick and easy coffee table decorating ideas that you can create in ten minutes or less. These walnut wreath candle holders are so easy to make, they are definitely another one for that list!
I've seen some lovely nut wreaths on Pinterest, so I had it in my mind to make something like that at first. Then I realized there weren't enough walnuts to make a large wreath because some walnut shells were smashed and unusable. There were plenty of whole walnuts left over to make candle holders though!
Of course, you could make these pillar candle holders with fresh walnuts if you prefer.
Be sure to sort through the walnuts first and coral similar-sized ones together.
Don't worry about the drops of hot glue or gaps being visible between the walnuts on the wreath after gluing, those will be cleverly disguised with greenery at the end.
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Now, let's get to the tutorial!
How to make walnut wreath candle holders
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- Walnuts – surprise, surprise!
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- White pillar candle
- Jar lid big enough to hold the candle
- Fresh or faux greenery
Instructions for making a candle holder
Step one: Sort the walnuts into like-sized pieces.
Step two: Add some glue to the side of the jar lid.
Step three: Using the glue gun, glue a row of walnuts to the side of the jar lid.
Step four: Place the pillar candle on the jar lid inside the walnut wreath.
Step five: Continue gluing the second row of walnuts on top of the first row.
Step six: Push some small sprigs of evergreen into the gaps between the walnuts.
Step seven: Wrap a length of ribbon around the pillar candle and secure it with some dots of hot glue to close.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you make these candle holders, I'd love you to share a pic on social media. You can tag me @chalking_up_success on Instagram or @chalkingupsuccess on Facebook. Find more details below.
My DIY Walnut wreath candle holders are adding a bit of sparkle to the windowsills in the hallway this holiday season. The candle holders would also make lovely homemade gifts for anyone who enjoys simple nature-inspired decorations.
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