This takes an old box and some slate off-cuts, which are both waste products destined to be collected by the trash men and gives them a new life as an attractive addition to any home :)

All this project will cost you is a hotmelt glue stick and a tea-light.

You require

Hotmelt glue gun
Old corrugated box
Craft Knife
some slate offcuts or a slate tile
Tile cutter

Step 1: Box Destruction + Measuring

  • Dismantle the box
  • Measure the diameter of the tea-light, then add 5mm (40mm + 5mm = 45mm)
  • Measure and mark a grid onto the card with 45mm squares.

Step 2: Cut Strips of Card

  • Cut long strips of card

Step 3: Cut Strips to Size

  • Cut two strips 7 squares long
  • Sore the lines either side of the middle square on both strips
  • The idea is that the two halves overlap

Step 4: Glue Together

  • Use the hot melt glue gun to stitch the box together, remember less is best
  • Eventually you will end up with a closed box

Step 5: Create Two More Boxes

  • Make another box, 2 squares high
  • Make the last box 1 square high

Step 6: Cut the Slate Sides

  • Using any type of wet tile saw cut the following
  • 4x  155x45mm
  • 4x  110x45mm
  • 4x  65x45mm

Step 7: Cut the Slate Tops

  • Use the tile cutter to create 3x  43x43mm squares

Step 8: Assemble Tall Box

  • Pre heat the slate in the oven to about 400C they only want to be warm, not hot
  • Clean any slate dust off
  • Add hotmelt glue to one side of the tallest box
  • Adhere the slate to it ensuring it is carefully centred with no overhang
  • Repeat on the other three sides
  • Add glue to the top and stick in place

Step 9: Assemble Medium and Small Boxes

  • Repeat the process for the remaining two boxes

Step 10: Enjoy

  • add a candle, wait for night, add fire............ then.........admire :)
Thats Awesome Good Job!!
Thanks :)
I Made One Its Great
Cool.... Id love to see it. Upload an image into the comment text box :)
@johnnyd55 ok
? I'm confused ?
Like it. why do you heat up the slate? Just for the hot melt glue? thx
Yeah it gives you more time to position the slate before the glue solidifies
and there is no chance of this slate getting too hot to burn the card??<br><br>I have a bunch of 2x2's(2 inches by 2 inches) laying about the place &amp; was thinking about using them rather than using the cardboard....<br><br>what you think?? Yes? no?
Hi,<br><br>2x2 is fine, it will be quicker to make as well :)<br><br>Card won't burn..... unless you want it too!<br><br>Cookie cat is V-cute.......just eats, sleeps and poops
don't all cats? lol<br><br>once in a while you'll get lucky &amp; have a lap cat...I have never been so lucky in that respect tho...<br><br>As for the card, I didn't know that. regardless, still a lovely candle holder. :)
OH! I forgot to mention, I love this idea!! I like the looks of it, and I bet my other half would love it too! :)
I love your cat....
Straight forward to build and elegant result- WIN!

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