These holiday Christmas candle holders are sweet in more ways than one! Make several of these candle crafts to keep and to give. As an alternative, consider using the same technique to cover a square or rectangular paper mache box to give or store Christmas cookies.
Things you need:
3-/2″ round paper mache box (without the lid)
About 40 or so 4-1/2″ peppermint sticks
High shine glaze spray
Super tacky glue
Red glass pebbles or marbles
Red pillar candle
Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated area, lay the peppermint sticks on top of a few sheets of wax paper and spray with the glaze. Let the glaze dry completely.
2. Make a wide bead of glue along one side of a peppermint stick, and press it onto the paper mache box. Make sure the bottom is lined up evenly with the bottom of the box. Repeat with each stick until the box is completely covered.
3. When the glue is dry, if you want the tops of the peppermint sticks to be even you can sand the tops though this is not necessary. Seal them with another coat of glaze.
4. Fill the box with the glass marbles adding the votive candle so that it is flush with the top of the box. Fill in around the candle with more of the marbles.