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DIY Rustic Home Decors

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We're always looking for something different to decorate our home. In this case handmade home decors are the best. In this instructable I'll show you how to make a rustic photo frame, candle holder and vase out of small tree logs. They're really easy to make and won't take much time, so lets start making some :)
 
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Step 1: Materials needed

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To make the photo frame, candle holder and vase you'll need:
1) Small tree logs,
2) Cardboard (to make the frame),
3) White glue,
4) Anti cutter,
5) Small glass jar, to make the candle holder ( I used a 2.5 inches tall glass jar),
6) Glass, to make the vase (I used a 5.5 inches tall glass), 
7) Ruler, pen or pencil,
8 Wood varnish.

Step 2: Making the photo frame

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You'll need to cut out 4 pieces out of cardboard: back layer, middle layer, front layer and the stand (see picture).
Make the frame by keeping the photo size in mind. The frame I made is 7X7 inches.
Now, sketch out or fix a design for the frame. Then, take a small tree log, measure and cut enough logs to design the frame.
I did normal section of each log, it makes it easier to glue them on the cardboard frame.
Wait for a while for the glue to dry completely. Meanwhile glue the middle layer with the back layer and attach the stand as shown in the picture. After an hour glue the front layer (frame) carefully on top of the middle layer.
Frame is almost ready!


Step 3: Making the candle holder

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To make the candle holder you'l need- small tree logs, white glue, glass jar and anti cutter.

Hold a small log vertically to the jar and measure it's length. Keep the log 0.5 inch longer than the jar and mark the length with a marker.
Use this log or stick to cut the other logs (I used anti cutter to cut them). Cut enough logs to cover the whole jar.
Now, simply glue the the sticks (or logs) around the jar (I used white glue).

gene1310 months ago
c'est trés beau ,bravo !!
being human10 months ago
v nyc...
marci374710 months ago
Love it!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  marci374710 months ago
Thank you marci!
pmahi11 months ago
beautiful ........ the vase and candle holder looks nice.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  pmahi11 months ago
Ohww, thank you pmahi!
Zadiac7011 months ago
very cool! the candle holder looks great.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Zadiac7011 months ago
thank you! yes, the light effect looks nice :)
Yashfa Zafar11 months ago
very nice and easy
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Yashfa Zafar11 months ago
Thanks! :)
This is so Beautiful. I specially like the small tree logs.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months ago
Thanks! tree logs are fun craft material! :)
Your mom will be very happy to see these. Use a scented candle like lavender for her room in the candle holder you made, it will be very soothing.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months ago
Thank you Tarun, I hope so too. Thank you so much for the suggestion, I'll definitely do that :)
prioloneil11 months ago
Simple and nice.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  prioloneil11 months ago
Thank you!
GerinaFigg11 months ago
I LOVE this idea!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  GerinaFigg11 months ago
Thanks! try making some, they're very easy to make.
lindarose9211 months ago
I love rustic style and I love these decorations so much! The light effect of the candle holder is so beautiful!
I am sorry to hear about your mom :( I hope she is ok!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago
Me too! thank you so much! thanks for asking about my mom, she's quite ok now.
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