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Craft paper candle holders
Rob D. Brodman

Craft paper candle holders

Turn eye-catching craft papers into festive bases for pillar candles in six easy steps:

1. Have a piece of lumber cut down to your desired candleholder size. We started with a 4-foot 4-by-4 (more than enough to make 8 to 10 candle- holders from 3 to 6 inches tall).

2. Sand edges of cut sides.

3. Measure and cut a piece of craft paper to wrap around all four sides of the pillar lengthwise. Trace around the bottom of the pillar for a square piece of paper to cover the top.

4. Standing the pillar upright, use a brush to cover the four sides with a thin coat of matte-finish Mod Podge or decoupage glue (available at most art and craft stores) and carefully adhere the paper. Smooth surfaces and let dry 15 to 20 minutes. Trim any excess paper with a razor blade.

5. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top of the wood and lay your square paper to fit. Let dry.

6. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to seal the pillar, covering all surfaces. Dry completely, then set a candle on top.

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