Jute Spool Candlesticks

Spools of jute serve as rustic candlesticks for a holiday table.

For this project you will need: firm spools of jute in different sizes (I got mine at Home Depot), tinfoil, bobeches (glass or metal ring that fits around the base of a candle to catch dripping wax) and taper candles.

Wrap tinfoil around the base of the candle so that it fits securely into the center of the spool. Run a bit of the tinfoil up around the rim of the opening too.

Slip bobeche over candle.

If you do an online search for "bobeche" you will find a ton of options – I got mine from my mom.

As always – never leave candles unattended.


  1. Peaches  November 10, 2011

    THERE YOU GO AGAIN. Such a cool idea. And I just bought a giant box of those candle dripper holder things in the kosher section thinking “this’ll be something”…I was right. This is so cool! I want to gather up all my old yarn and string spools and go to town!

  2. catie  November 13, 2011

    l o v e this!
    it is cover-of-magazine worthy!!
    and i am very glad to know the name of the candle thingies : )

    • camilla  November 14, 2011

      Thanks Catie! You are too kind – glad you like it. C

  3. Mel the Crafty Scientist  May 19, 2013

    Love your blog and this project – so fun and summery and creative! Just wanted to let you know I featured you in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist