You can change of design whenever wanted, or revert the glasses to their initial function.
How are the candles placed and lit? read on...
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Step 1: Needed Stuff
- Tracing paper, or inkjet transparency sheets
- Narrow and tall glasses (thick enough to contain a tea light), as straight as possible
- Tea lights
- Steel wire (1.2mm thick), or brass or copper wire (2.5mm thick)
- Clear adhesive tape
- Cutting mat
- Utility knife
- Pencil, cissors, ruler
- Laser printer (for tracing paper) or inkjet printer (for inkjet transparencies), and computer
Step 2: Make Candle Holder
Optionally, add a bead at the top end, and stick it carefully with epoxy, reliability counts here!
Step 3: Measure Glass, Design and Print Tracing Paper Sheets
In your favorite drawing software (e.g. OpenOffice Draw), create a trapeze of measured sizes to mark the borders, and import a picture of your choice. Size it to fit into the trapeze.
Personally, since I only had tracing paper on hand, and after some trials, I choose some black/white Japaneses patterns:
- tracing paper prints best with a laser printer (with inkjet, it will form a roll when still wet).
- The contrast is maximum, with lots of black areas (which will give a more intimate atmosphere);
- tracing paper is a great diffuser on white areas.