Rustic & Natural Candle Box

These candles are from the dollar store. I cut out numbers with a Cricut on sticky vinyl and made them look a little less generic.

A while ago I made this simple box with scrap wood. Painted it white but to give it some age I dribbled some glue on it and sprinkled cinnamon on those areas.
A rusty color but not enough.
 Then I dry brushed on antique gold acrylic paint.
It ended up looking like this. See how I didn’t even miter cut the corners?
The antique gold was just what it needed.
My boys have a huge collection of sticks and I also went outside to the trail behind our home and found some thicker branches that were on the ground. I used my miter saw to cut them down at random sizes.
Placed the candles in first and plopped the sticks in nice and snug.
I love to bring in natural elements from our own backyard.
The pine cone wreath was an after Christmas clearance find at Target last year.
Candles and branches – that was an easy and pretty way to fill up my homemade box.
Rustic and Natural
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November 21, 2013 5:52 pm

That's a really cute idea. I love things that combine rustic with light. You hit it just right- xo Diana

Christine Vandormolen
November 21, 2013 7:21 pm

Cute…oh no wait, I mean KA-UUUUTE…..great ideas as always!!!! I painted a chalk board for my living room last weekend, would love for ya to check out my latest blog psot when you get a chance and tell me what you think…..xoxoxo

must love junk
November 21, 2013 9:38 pm

Love this! So cute and creative :)Susan

November 21, 2013 9:53 pm

You had me at rustic..these are awesome Holly!!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
November 21, 2013 10:14 pm

Love your candles and the box is fabulous. What a clever idea. Hugs, Marty

Custom Comforts
November 22, 2013 12:02 am

Very pretty and woodsy. Love the natural look.Cindy

Gee Singh Newbanks
November 22, 2013 2:39 am

Beautiful and rustic. Perfect with the wreath.

Katie Mansfield
November 22, 2013 5:50 am

I love that you made the box and I love dollar tree candles. Cute, cute wreath.

November 22, 2013 1:58 pm

That is very nice! I want to try that cinnamon trick. Clever!

November 22, 2013 5:44 pm

Holly great project, love it! And great wreath you got last year!!Cynthia

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
November 23, 2013 1:00 am

Love the box you made, Holly! Simple and rustic it suits the décor you added in, too. The numbers on the candles are a nice addition to dollar store candles. I love those candles and this is another great way to dress them up.

BlueClearSky Elizabeth
November 23, 2013 11:33 pm

Love it! That would be great after the holidays too.

November 24, 2013 12:17 am

Love it. Love the combo of the white with the natural elements.

Sherry Thecharmofhome
November 27, 2013 3:26 pm

Great idea.Sherry