Does your home need a little decorating? Are you on a budget? Do you live near a woods or have some buckthorn you want to cut down? This easy candle project is a great home decor ideas and is very easy to design! Plus, you can do it for very little money.
I have an abundance of buckthorn growing in my woods. While it is an invasive bush that is taking over in many parts of the country, it is also a hard wood that has a lot of nice color to it. In fact, I have a neighbor who makes beautiful wood bowls with buckthorn.
First, I cut this branch from a live tree:
Not too great yet, huh? Well, hang in there, it gets better.
Read our step by step instructions for making these easy candles following this page!
You want to square up a cut with a mitre as best s possible. It is ok if it is not perfect. Part of design with natural material is that it’s often imperfect. Then cut a few short pieces (3-4 inches) a medium piece, and a longer piece, (7-9 inches). Use your judgement to cut the best lengths possible with the wood you have. Be mindful of making your cuts parallel to each other so that the top and bottom are as square as possible.
It is enough to have just these three lengths, but I also added some other smaller ones too.