DIY Projects & Crafts Candle Making Acorn Cap Candleholders If you live in an area with lots of oak trees, acorns are plentiful. Put their ubiquity to festive use by creating these unusual candleholders. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials Glitter Black museum board Craft glue Acorn caps Hot glue gun Small candles Stain (optional) Mineral spirits (optional) Star Template Instructions Download and print the template, and cut out the star shape. Trace it onto the museum board, and cut out the shape. Brush the star with craft glue, and sprinkle with glitter. Allow it to dry. If you want to enhance the color of the acorn caps, fill a container with stain, and add a splash of mineral spirits. Immerse the caps, then pour them into a colander (one you don't use for cooking). Allow them to dry. Use the hot glue to attach three acorns together, open side down. Glue another, smaller cap, open side up, in the middle of the first three. Once the glue cools, glue the grouped acorns to the middle of the star. Brush craft glue onto the tips of the acorns, and sprinkle with silver glitter. Insert a small candle, such as a chime candle, into the open acorn. If necessary, use some melted candle wax to hold it in place.