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Step 4 | Applying Finishing Touches | How-To: Make a Woodland Candle Holder

How To: Make a Woodland Candle Holder Step 4: Finishing Touches by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design     Step 4: Applying the Tissue Paper Layer Once the first layer of glue is dry, you’re ready to apply the layer of tissue paper over the botanicals. Rip the tissue paper into small pieces, about […]
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Make a Woodland Candle Holder

Step 4: Finishing Touches
by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design
   

Step 4: Applying the Tissue Paper Layer
making a candle holderOnce the first layer of glue is dry, you’re ready to apply the layer of tissue paper over the botanicals.

Rip the tissue paper into small pieces, about one inch wide or tall. Ripping is preferred over cutting, since it will provide a more organic look on the finished product.


decoupaging the candle holderLike you did with the first layer, apply a thin layer of glue right on top of your botanicals. Place your piece of tissue paper over the top and then apply another thin layer of glue to keep it in place.

making homemade candleholdersContinue this process until you’ve covered the entire outside of the glass container. The pieces should overlap a bit, too, so no glass shows through.

tissue paper candle holder You can choose to incorporate a couple colors of tissue paper. We chose a gold color to use as a band at the top and bottom of the glass container. Get creative. You can alternate colors in the overall layer, or go for an ombre effect: use tissue paper in the same color family and vary the design from lightest to darkest, using a single band of each shade around the glass.

trimming candle holder For a clean look, feel free to use scissors to trim around the edges of your design.

homemade candle holder Your flower and leaf design should magically appear when a candle is lit inside.

And all that’s left to do now is inserting a tea light and lighting your candle for a wonderful, rustic ambiance—perfect for your dining table or bedroom dresser. Enjoy!


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