Fall is coming! You can see it when you walk in the coffee shop with all of the pumpkin spiced drinks. You can see it in the stores with all of the fall decorations. And soon you’ll be able to see it in the color of the leaves. In preparation for the most wonderful time of the year, I have made a rustic candle centerpiece!


  1. Twigs (about 30-40 depending on the circumference of your candle holder)
  2. Glass Jar
  3. Tape/Rubberband
  4. Scissors
  5. Decorative Ribbons
  6. Candle

In true, “Valerie fashion” this project is pretty simple to make and has a ton of ways you can customize it! Since I live on the edge of thick woods, I used nature as my inspiration (and my store!). The rest of the materials I got at Old Time Pottery! I gathered a ton of small twigs from the woods to use to surround my candle holder. Then, I used a small rubber band to keep the twigs vertical against the outer side of my glass jar. Then, I adorned it with a fall-esque ribbon. A few simple steps and you are on your way to a beautiful candle holder for the center of any fall tablescape!

A couple of tips:

  • Look for twigs that are fairly straight. A little bit of curve is ok, but you want it to stand mainly vertical.
  • Clear packing tape also can help keep the twigs vertical and wrapping well before you secure the ribbon.
  • Thicker or thinner ribbons will give a different effect, so play around with different sizes to achieve the look you want.

WARNING! Be careful with using wood near a flame. Keep the twigs low in height and don’t intentionally let a twig curve inward toward the center where a flame might be. Do not ever leave an open flame unattended!

Nature can be such an inspiration for art and craft projects, especially in the fall. Get a jump start on your fall decor with a fun project like this with the help of nature and Old Time Pottery!

Valerie Morris is a true DIY maven at heart. Before there was Pinterest, she had (and still has) a binder full of magazine clippings and ideas of things she wants to make or ideas for decorating her home. She always has a project in mind and in process. You can almost see the gears spinning in her head when she has a new project idea. Valerie loves finding a great deal and repurposing decor around her home in new ways. Old Time Pottery is one of her favorite shopping locations and she proudly contributes to our Pinterest boards, our blog, and many other creative ventures wherever she can!
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