This tutorial shows how you can weave this pretty woven candle holder. This simple project is apt for beginners and can be completed in a day or two.
Link to video tutorials given at the bottom.
- Medium sized bangle – 1.
- Wire pieces – 1.5 meters each – 14 – 16 nos (depending on size of bangle – even number preferred)
- Beads / tubes – 400 numbers (approximately).
I have used pony beads. You can use any bead. If your beads are taller than pony beads, you will be weaving fewer rows.
If using tubes, make sure they are all the same length.
You have to know to make the box knot/ square knot. Tutorial for the same can be found here.
We will be adding the cut pieces of wire one by one to the bangle using the cow hitch knot as shown below.
Fold wire and pass through the bangle as shown below.
Pass the two ends of the folded wire through the loop and pull through.
Cow hitch knot done. Repeat the same for the rest of the wire pieces.
The knots will not be tight. Don’t worry as this will get fixed when we do the next round of knots.
Not it is time to join the wires to each other with box knot.
Keep making knots till all pieces of wires are joined to each other. If there is gap in the bangle, cut extra pieces of wire and add.
Complete one full round.
Lace beads through all the wires.
Make knots with wires that intersect each other.
Finish one full round.
We will be repeating this again and again till we reach the desired height.
So add beads and make knots.
Next round complete.
You can see the height increasing.
After 3 rows of beads.
You can create a pretty edging with triangles as I have done.
Tuck in the excess wire. Woven candle holder is ready.
This can be used for a variety of purposes.
- Keep small planters/ glass bottles with money plant and hang it.
- Add a few more rows and a handle and use this as a woven water bottle sleeve.
- Keep an empty tin / bottle inside and use as pen/ pencil stand.
Reminder: Don’t forget fire safety rules. Instead of actual candle, you can also use battery operated tea candles if you have little kids.