Project

Easy Holly Candles

Easy Holly Candles

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

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

  • Double boiler

  • White wax crayon

  • 1-inch sponge brush

  • Holly leaves

steps

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

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

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

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  4. Immediately peel off leaf, leaving wax casting on pillar.

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

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