If you ever wonder why my blog is called Sand & Sisal it is because I love getting creative and discovering new ways I can decorate with natural items like sisal rope. Today we are going to make a very simple, quick, and inexpensive coastal craft for your home. We are making Sisal Rope Candle Holders and you won’t believe what I’m using to make them! Head on over to the sewer section of your hardware store.
Supplies need to make DIY Sisal Rope Candle Holders
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- 4″ PVC Sewer Coupling
- 3″ PVC Coupling
- 4″ PVC Sewer Drain Cap
- 3/8-Inch by 100-Feet Twisted Sisal Rope or 1/4-Inch X 100-Feet Twisted Sisal Rope
- Mini Glue Gun with 12 – 4-Inch All Purpose Glue Sticks Kit
- Mini Glue Sticks
These PVC pieces are between $1.40-$1.85 each, super inexpensive! I used one 100 foot roll of 3/8″ sisal rope for all 3 candle holders and I still have quite a bit left over. What I like about making sisal rope candle holders vs. gluing the rope directly on the candle, is that these can be used over and over without any damage to your candle.
The couplings have a small ledge that runs around the center of the coupling. Your candles will end up resting on the edges and be elevated a bit. This piece pictured below is the 4″ sewer drain cap and has a flat bottom.
Step 1: Start at the bottom of your coupling and run a line of hot glue along the PVC and then press the rope onto the glue.
Step 2: Continue gluing and wrapping the rope around the PVC coupling. This will go rather quickly.
Step 3: When you reach the top edge of the PVC you will want to glue and additional row of sisal rope above the edge. This extra row hides the PVC.
Step 4: Cut the end of the rope on a sharp diagonal and hot glue. If you cut it on a sharp diagonal then the rope will look level and seamless vs. a blunt end.
(Optional Step) – For the 3″ coupling only, hot glue sisal rope around the inner ledge. This is where your skinnier, 3″ pillar candles will sit. You can omit this step if desired.
Check out some other coastal crafts I’ve done with sisal rope.
Happy Coastal Crafting with Sisal!