How to Make Wood-Dowel Candleholders
Flickering red tapers are set in straw-colored candleholders constructed from unfinished wood dowels, beads, candle cups, and wheel bases.
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What You Need
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- 1/2-inch-diameter dowel
- 2-1/2-inch-diameter wheel
- Wood glue
- Seven wooden beads
- Small candle cup
How to Make It
- Measure and cut paper into a 9-inch square.
- Fold the square in half horizontally, then in half vertically.
- Rotate the folded square so that the center point is at the top, then fold the square in thirds vertically.
- Cut out snowflake openings along the folded sides and trim the bottom edge as desired.
- Unfold the snowflake and punch a hole in one paper point for hanging. Note: If you do not want the folds to show, use the folded and cut snowflake for a template, trace it onto paper, and cut out using a crafts knife.
- Glue the dowel into the hole in the center of the wheel; let dry.
- Place two narrow lines of wood glue along opposite sides of the length of dowel, then thread the wooden beads onto the dowel.
- Wipe away any excess glue.
- Glue the candle cup onto the end of the dowel.