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Directions for making candle holders for those itty bitty taper candles.

These are made of polymer clay that has been baked and painted. Personally I don't let my candles burn all the way down just in case, but I suppose if you're leery of the paint you could of course just use colored clay to begin with. Use em at your own risk.

For candle tips go to The National Candle Association's Fire Safety Tips
 
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Step 1: In The Begining, hehe

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Take a clay roller, a cutter, and something to poke the clay with (I used a pen) and roughly 1 ounce of polymer clay (your choice as to what it looks like but mine was scrap since I wanted to use it up and I am going to be painting it)

Step 2: Cut and Roll

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Cut into two equal pieces or as close as you can get, I mean honestly this is not rocket science, it does not have to be perfect and I should probably let you know right here in the beginning that I am a rather unfettered person and that includes in how I craft. Just let things flow and viola, they somehow turn out as something :-)

Roll out pieces to somewhere in between 1/4 and 1/2 inch.

Step 3: Squish and Twist

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Make candle space by gently shoving the candle into the clay (I used a bit of a slight twisting motion) and make sure that it is pretty deep so that the candle will hold in later.

Step 4: Shape and Bake

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Shape pieces and make some kind of mark on holder, you can see I did a little swirl on each of mine, but you can do what you want or leave it blank.

Follow clay package directions and bake til done.
AzureEyes2 years ago
pretty....good idea. I have some wee little candles that this would work great with.

I'm currently using a bowl of sand for the little candles on my alter, so this would be prettier. : D
judema3 years ago
you could weigh these with a washer. i've used copper pipe ends for candle cups, to hold the candle, they come in just the right size and i think metal is safer.
tech-king6 years ago
intiresting. though they look a bit too tippy (fire hazard) to me
ChristyAngela (author)  tech-king6 years ago
The teardrop one does look a bit tippy for truth but actually is flat on the bottom and lays well, if tipping is a concern they can be made larger of course. As with all candles they should never be left unattended according to the National Candle Association's Fire Safety instructions :-)
so thats were my tax dollars go: the association of candles, the comity to decide when to lower the flag the OQLF