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Turn backyard brush into a beautiful decoration
This is a very simple project that turns an invasive species of plant into some beautiful candles.

Posted by livedan330 from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States • Published
  • How to make a candle. Easy Fall Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a branch from a tree that is about 3-4 inches in diameter. I used buckthorn because it is a nice hardwood and it is an invasive species that should be cut down anyway.

  • How to make a candle. Easy Fall Candle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a mitre or a saw, cut the lengths of candles you desire. I recommend a small, medium and large. You can cut as many as you like.

  • How to make a candle. Easy Fall Candle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a one inch bit, drill holes into the tops of each candle. These should be just deep enough so that a tea light candle will be flush with at the top.

  • How to make a candle. Easy Fall Candle - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the tea candles in the holes, arrange on a table, and you are done.

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cbetlana c.
cbetlana c. · Thessaloniki, Makedonia Thraki, GR · 10 projects
Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Spookachtige · Erie, Pennsylvania, US · 10 projects
Fantastic, everything about this is fantastic.
Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
I love the fact that you focused on an invasive species. People don't usually think about protecting our ecosystems when they harvest natural materials for a craft. Awesome post.

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