Stick Wrapped Candle Holder and Table Runner

 Every once in a while at the thrift store, something catches my eye and I can't wait to run home and create with it... that was today! 

roll of sticks and a glass vase

See that awesome roll of sticks?!

I wasn't sure exactly what it was, I thought it might be a roll of placemats. 

Whatever it was it was going home with me! 

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When I got home the first thing I did was to unroll the sticks. 

twig table runner

I found out it was a super long table runner! 

I love it! 

I found one similar on Overstock, I got a bargain! 

But I was truthfully hoping to use the sticks. 

So I did, I rolled out the runner to fit on my table. 

rustic stick table runner

I cut it to the length I wanted and tied off the ends. 

twigs tied at the end

I was left with a gorgeous table runner and a pile of sticks! 

pile of twigs

So I got to work. 

My plan was to cover the outside of this glass vase with sticks like I did for this driftwood vase. 

pile of sticks and a glass vase

I decided however to try this... 

I cut a length of lace ribbon to fit around the vase. 

lace around glass vase

I cut all of my sticks in half and glued them with hot glue to the lace ribbon. 

sticks glued to lace ribbon

sticks on lace

Now I just had to wrap the lace ribbon with the sticks around the vase! 

stick wrapped vase

I used a piece of drop cloth ribbon to wrap around the outside of the sticks to doubly secure them. 

stick wrapped glass vase with bow

candle holder with sticks

I dropped in a battery powered votive candle and I had the cutest stick wrapped candle holder to match my new table runner! 

It could also work as a beautiful flower vase! 

stick wrapped candle and tree on table

It was a win-win!! 

top down view of candle in candle holder

Oh and the extra sticks?

They look great right here next to my favorite Christmas gift! 

sign and vase filled with sticks

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stick candle holder and overlay

twig candle holder pin

I love it when this happens! 

kitchen table with stick runner, tree and candle vase

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candle holder with sticks and a bow


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .