The Effortless Chic · May 29, 2014

DIY // Outdoor Twine Candle Holder

Because I love a good super easy DIY and because it’s summer and my outdoor dining table is begging for some center piece action, I bring you the Outdoor Twine Candle Holder DIY! It’s super simple and there are quite a few variations you can dream up on this idea. We are saving the full outdoor table reveal for another post in a couple of weeks, so check back in for that soon! Let’s get started…


  • glue gun
  • extra glue sticks
  • ball of twine
  • 3 candle holders in various sizes, these were glass from Michael’s
  • gold spray paint
  • scissors
  • painters tape
  • ziploc bag, plastic bag, or parchment paper

1. After your glue gun is nice and warmed up, begin by adhering the end of the twine spool to the glass candle holder. I found it easiest to flip it upside down, start on the bottom, go about two times around and then flip it right side up. I used glue almost all the way around on the first wrap to make sure it was nice and secure, but then I would use glue about every half wrap and stagger the placement of the glue so that it didn’t get too thick. It also helped keep the twine nice and tight together.

2. Keep on wrapping until you get to the very top. It’s tedious and time consuming, but not at all difficult. Repeat for each of the other candle holders.

3. After the twine has been wrapped around your candle holders, section off the piece that you don’t want spray painted with a gallon size plastic bag, parchment paper, or plastic shopping bag and secure tightly with painter’s tape.

4. Spray the remaining section gold and allow to dry.

Photography by Stephanie Godfrey

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