May 14 2014

Wood Veneer Wrapped Candle

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wood veneer wrapped candle


Wood Veneer Trims Column Candles in Colorful Wood Grains

by Shannon Cosgrove Rivas

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Design Master Just For Flowers 129 Tiger Lily and 133 Fresh Green

Design Master Robin’s Egg  792

Battery Operated Column Candle

Sheet of Wood Veneer

Cotton String


Utility Knife

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


1.  Form a loose ball of the cotton string.  Spray the string with Robin’s Egg and then allow it to dry.  Untangle the string and reform it again into a new ball. Tint the ball of string with Tiger Lily and then allow it to dry.

2.  Lightly tint feather with Tiger Lily.

3.  Stain the wood veneer sheet by evenly spraying Tiger Lily.  Apply an additional coat or two to deepen the color.

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4.  When the veneer is dry, measure the width you will need by placing the candle on its side and marking the wrong side of the veneer.  Trim veneer with utility knife.

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5.  Wrap the candle in the veneer and glue it in place.

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6.  Hot glue the end of the painted string to the middle area of the candle.  Wrap the painted string around the candle several times and glue the other end into place.

7.  Hot glue the feather to the painted string.  The second pillar is created in a similar manner using Just For Flowers Fresh Green on veneer scraps and cotton string.