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DIY Rustic Candle Sconces

Paige Paige

I LOVE sconce, but most sconces simply hold a candle and aren’t the safest things to have around your house. I’ve found a way to capture the beauty of a sconce without the fear of your house catching on fire! One way is to use fake candles…that completely diminishes your risk of fire. But if you would like the look of real fire, then you definitely need to use a mason jar that can keep the flame contained!

You can make these look any way you would like – add color, add bling, whatever your heart desires. Since I love the rustic look, I’ll be keeping my sconces cabiny and rusticky (are those real words? Well, you know what I mean!)


You Will Need:

  • Plank Boards (can get at craft store)
  • A cute hook (robe/door hooks in the bath section of a hardware store work the best)
  • Mason jars (or any other cute jars that will hold a candle)
  • Screw gun
  • Black thick wire
  • Candles
  • Wood Stain or Small butane torch (optional)
  • Needle Nose pliers

How To:

  1. Take your plank boards at add a finish or stain that you would like.  Since I want mine to look rustic, I will be using a torch to burn the surface a little and adding a mahogany stain.  If you like the finish natural, you can skip this step and therefore the materials associated with it.
  2. Attach your hooks to the board with the screws that come with the hook.
  3. Take the wire and wrap it around your jar, making sure to secure it with your needle nose pliers.
  4. Hang the jar from the hook
  5. Add your favorite candle and voila!

Missed the episode? Check it out on Home & Family! You can also check out more fun “How To” projects on my Paige Hemmis Pinterest Page.



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