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Project

Easy Holly Candles

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Introduction

Applying wax holly leaves and berries to ordinary store-bought pillars transforms them into a seasonal (and special) gift. This project takes no time at all, and you can easily make multiples.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Melt 1 cup beeswax chips in double boiler. Make wax bright white by adding half of crayon.

  2. Step 2

    Using sponge brush, spread several thin layers of wax onto back of a holly leaf.

  3. Step 3

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    While wax is still warm, press coated side of leaf firmly onto pillar.

  4. Step 4

    Immediately peel off leaf, leaving wax casting on pillar.

  5. Step 5

    Make berries by dripping wax from brush onto a hard surface until a ball forms. Lift with craft knife, and press onto leaves.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

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Reviews (1)

  • Bobskat 1 Nov, 2014

    Impossible! I am a crafty person, but found these holly leaves impossible to do. It looks so pretty in your picture, but I have to think you did a lot of doctoring to them to make them so perfect.