I like it...but it struck me as a little bit..perfect? Is that the word? I just love pieces of furniture or a type of decor that has CHARACTER, things that seem a little "off" until you realize they are perfect, too! So...I found a "Warm Apple Pie" candle at Wal-Mart for about three bucks. I picked up some sticks in the yard, those were free. The green ribbon? Oh, it was free. I ordered something off of Etsy & it came in two bags that were tied together with a piece of green (as pictured below) ribbon! I saved it, of course, knowing it would make a come back.
I started out hot-gluing the sticks to the candle. I quickly learned that hot-glue does not stick to wax. :) So, I just began gluing the sticks to each other around the candle. Haha, it was actually kind of funny. The sticks kept falling off and I kept struggling. Eventually, the sticks made a shape that clung to the candle and even though the sticks are not ONE with the candle, it works. :) It's not like I could ever light the dang thing anyway, not with all the firewood around! Yeesh!
I finished up gluing the sticks around the candle and looking quite silly doing so, and I tied the green ribbon around the middle. Ta-da!
See? As I promised in the title, this is a simple craft that I made for my MIL. :) Have you made anything out of sticks lately? :)