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Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces



If you’re looking to give your home a rustic touch, these mason jar candle sconces are the perfect fall project. Candle sconces are a fantastic way to add light to a room, and they also add a unique visual touch. Follow this tutorial to see how it’s done!

Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

We never get tired of beautiful rustic decor – not only is it cozy and charming, but it’s also totally timeless. With fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to add a bit of rustic charm to any room in your home. This DIY project is fast and simple, and the results are beautiful!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 pieces of reclaimed wood
  • Half gallon (64 oz.) mason jar
  • 1 roll of natural twine
  • 1 ½ cups brown short grain rice, dry
  • 1 votive candle
  • 1 glass votive candle holder
  • 2 screw hooks
  • 2 hanging chains (22-inch each)
  • Electrical tape

How To Make A Rustic Candle Sconces:

Step 1: Tape It Up

Step 1: Tape It Up | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 1: Tape It Up | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Tape each end of one chain to your mason jar. Leave about 4 inches of chain hanging from each side.

Step 2: Wrap The Lip Of The Jar

Step 2: Wrap The Lip Of The Jar | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 2: Wrap The Lip Of The Jar | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Use your twine to wrap the surrounds of the jar’s lip. Continue until the tape is completely covered.

Tip: Wind it as tightly as possible so the chain stays secure!

Step 3: Cut The Excess Twine

Step 3: Cut The Excess Twine | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 3: Cut The Excess Twine | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Cut the excess twine, then tuck in the end that is sticking out.

Step 4: Pull On The Chain

Step 4: Pull On The Chain | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 4: Pull On The Chain | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Carefully pull on the chain to make sure it’s completely secure.

Step 5: Lay Down One Wood

Step 5: Lay Down One Wood | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 5: Lay Down One Wood | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Lay down one piece of wood on a flat surface. We used a piece of deck wood (cut into two pieces), but any reclaimed wood will work!

Step 6: Screw The Hooks

Step 6: Screw The Hooks | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 6: Screw The Hooks | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Screw one of your hooks into the wood, about 1-2 inches from the edge.

Step 7: Pour Dry Rice

Step 7: Pour Dry Rice | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 7: Pour Dry Rice | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Pour dry rice into the mason jar, then add your votive holder and candle.

Step 8: Attach To The Wall

Step 8: Attach To The Wall | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 8: Attach To The Wall | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Attach your wood to the wall, then hang the jar on the hook.

Step 9: Do The Second Wall Sconce

Step 9: Do The Second Wall Sconce | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 9: Do The Second Wall Sconce | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Simply repeat steps 1-8 with your other supplies to make your second wall sconce.

Step 10: Light It Up!

Step 10: Light It Up! | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Step 10: Light It Up! | Fun Fall DIY! Make Your Own Rustic Candle Sconces

Light the candles and enjoy your brand new wall sconces!

Want to see another version of this great fall project? Check out this video from Third Coast Craftsman:

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Isn’t that super easy and beautiful? Sconces are great projects to illuminate the house. You can position it anywhere setting the mood. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, replace the brown short grain rice with some pebbles or stones. Make a couple and begin your fall decorating.

Do you have any candle sconce ideas of your own? We’d love to hear about them! Let us know in the comments section below!

Up Next: How to Make a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on September 2016 updated for quality and relevancy. 

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