Thanks to some loyal visitors to our website, one of our creations ended up on Pinterest.com and went off the chart in popularity. Keeping our heads and realizing this doesn’t mean we’re dining with Bieber next week, we decided to share a how-to, just to show how fun this stuff is that we do, and really how simple too.
Centro Garden Water Candle How–to
The twigs were gathered from the wild (or from our stock) and selected for their colour and interesting form. We then cut them to the height desired to fit within the vase (vessel).
The vessels were were selected for appropriate scale to where they sit – tall for big rooms, short for elevated surface, seating areas and small rooms.
Tie pieces of tumbled glass or rocks to the twigs using metallic craft wire which can be purchased at Michaels.com or most craft and hardware stores (or again from Centro) — wind the wire snugly around the glass crisscrossing as you go. No need to do too much, little goes a long way and is more elegant.
The glass should be tied to the top side of the branches, especially in the notches or intersections, so as to appear to have been caught in free-fall.
Once the branch has enough glass attached to suit you, lower the branch or a couple into the vessel. The twig has a fairly neutral buoyancy and takes little to weight it heavier than water. Next, slowly fill the vessel to a level above the twigs and below the lip of the vase to allow for the floating candle.
Carefully place the “floating candle” on top of the water, which can be purchased at candle craft stores and away you go! Enjoy!
Thanks to Rylee Wedekind for being the Pinterest-ed one to throw our image to the world. See her Piterest page here: