Rustic fall candleholder for your Thanksgiving table

twig candle

I made this candleholder using a mason jar and some decorative paper. I made six of them and I’m going to place them in a row on my Thanksgiving table.


  • glass jar (Use one that is straight up and down, not tapered.)
  • velum paper
  • decorative translucent paper
  • leaf
  • twine
  • twigs
  • hot glue gun

cut a piece of paper that is long enough to go around jar

Step 1.

Cut a piece of velum paper that is the same height as the jar and long enough to overlap slightly. Cut a piece of decorative paper the same size.

wrap paper around jar and tape

Step 2.

Wrap the velum paper around the jar and tape. This will add some crispness when you add the decorative paper.

wrap decorative paper around and hot glue

Step 3.

Wrap the decorative paper around jar and secure it using hot glue.

glue leaf on and tie a piece of cord around it

Step 4.

Glue leaf on paper and then tie a piece of cord around as shown.

tie some twigs over leaf with cord

Step 5.

Add some twigs and tie into place.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.