These DIY candleholders are an homage to traditional German candle arches, with intricate silhouettes of wintry scenes.
Tools and Materials
Clear-drying glue, such as Sobo
Battery-operated LED window candle
Wooden candle base
Candle adhesive, such as Stick-um
- Print tree and animal templates, and cut out.
- Mount veneer to both sides of chipboard with spray adhesive. Let dry.
- Trace templates onto veneered chipboard, and cut out with craft knife (you'll need 2 trees per holder). Cut 1 piece 2 1/2 inches by the width of tree trunk bottom as a base, two 3/4-by-2 1/2-inch pieces for tree supports, and 2 smaller supports for securing animals to tree (size will depend on where you place them).
- Attach a tree to long side of base with hot glue, glue 2 supports two-thirds of the way up back of tree, then glue other tree to opposite side of base.
- Mix equal parts clear-drying glue and paint; brush onto trees to make snowy accents. Sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
- Hot-glue tree to wood slab. Brush paint mixture onto wood slab to make snowy ground; sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
- Hot-glue support to back of each animal. Position animal on wood slab, hot-glue support to tree, and let dry.
- Remove plastic base of window candle, and nestle in candle base. Secure candle between trees with candle adhesive, on base.
Thin Real Cherry, $8 per 12"-by-24" sheet, creativeimaginations.us. 1/16" chipboard, $1.75 per sheet; and Adhesive Spray 77, $17.50; aifreidman.com. Craft Paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Wedding Cake, $2, michaels.com. Crystal Glitter, by Martha Stewart, $8.25, eksuccessbrands.com. Wood tree slices with bark, $5 each, save-on-crafts.com. Gerson Brass Electric Candle, $4.75, sears.com. Unfinished wood fancy candlestick holder, 2", 75 cents, caseyswood.com. Stick-um candle adhesive, $4, createforless.com.