To make our candle holders, we used the following colours: champagne gold (colour code 940) neo mint (939) and pastel rose (914).
We’ve got a folding template available on our website for you to use. For each candle holder, you’ll need two strips of thick paper.
Fold the paper into a concertina shape following the lines on the template. Working on one side of the paper only, press down at the top of each pleat to form a triangle and fold inwards. Repeat this step at the bottom of each pleat. To finish, glue the edges of the band together to make a cuff. For a nice-looking join, interlock the two outer folded edges and glue them together.
Cover your work surface carefully with masking film. Once you’ve chosen your paint colour, shake the spray can for 3 minutes, then remove the sprayhead and prise off the safety ring with the aid of the screwdriver.
We recommend you spray continuously at a distance of approx. 25 cm, using horizontal and vertical strokes, so that the paint covers more evenly. In our Spray basics section we’ve got handy tips on how to achieve the perfect spraying technique. Afterwards, let the paint dry for about 30 minutes.
Once the paint is completely dry, place a glass holder - complete with tealight - inside your candle holder. And there you have it! Your DIY candleholder is now finished!
Products and materials
- 2 rectangular pieces of sturdy paper, each measuring approx. 10 x 30 cm
- Protective base layer for spraying
- Gloves, breathing mask (optional)
- Screwdriver (for removing the safety ring)
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