This easy-to-make tree branch candle centerpiece is the perfect addition to any holiday party.
My son-in-law Jared made this one for me as he was making the wood candle sticks for his and Kaleigh’s wedding. I used this as the centerpiece for the kitchen table, along with a drop cloth/table cloth, for Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving I didn’t take a single picture.
How to Make Your Own Tree Branch Candle Centerpiece
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Only four “ingredients” were used to create this centerpiece. The candle branch, burlap ribbon, snow covered pine cone sprays and glass votive candles.
The branch can be used with tea lights, 2″ glass votives or 2″ candles if you don’t mind the drippy candle wax – which I actually think is pretty cool.
The 2″ circular holes can be drilled out using a Forstner bit.
You can use a paddle bit for up to 1.5″ diameter but the Forstner bit works best for larger holes.
The cut outs on this tree branch are 2″ in diameter and .25″ deep.
The branch is 21″ long and has a bit of an arch in the shape. I’d suggest finding a branch that isn’t completely flat but can sit fairly level on your surface. The extra space beneath the branch comes in handy as you stage your centerpiece.
The burlap ribbon is 6″ wide by 60″ long. I simply bunched and gathered it in and around the branch. You can find similar ribbon at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Walmart. This one is very soft and flowing. Not stiff, which makes it really nice to work with.
I found the mini pine cone stems in Canton, TX years ago but they are similar in size to this pinecone stem which is plastic or this pinecone stem which is larger, more realistic but lacking the “snow”.
You guys, this centerpiece came together in 5 minutes. Well, except for making the candle branch itself, and I had the rest of the elements on hand.
For Christmas, I’ll use this same centerpiece but mix in fresh greenery and maybe mercury glass candle holders…if mine are the right size.
If you like a bit of rustic mixed in with your holiday decor this is a simple, easy and quick option. Not to mention super cute!