Sunday, June 30, 2013

DIY Cardboard Paper Birthday Candles

Happy Birthday Wishes.
What to do for a neighbor having a birthday?
Well, how about some Candles in their Garden?

Here is the How To:
First, the things that you will need:

Step 1: Choose your papers

Step 2: Cut the Cardboard (3 per candle) into your desired candle shape. Two outers and one inner.
Reason? The center piece wraps around the wire therefore, the pieces all lay flat. Also it give the candle weight, which when the breeze comes up, they wobble back and forth. Making it look like they are dancing!

Step 3: Glue the Cardboard Outers onto the Papers that you have chosen.

Step 4: Trim the papers. Now you have a front and a back of your candle.

Step 5: Make sliced sections in middle of each inner cardboard. One on top, one longer on bottom.

Step 6: Spray Glue the Back of one Paper/Cardboard side. Attach the Sliced Cardboard onto the glued section.

Step 7: Cut a 4” piece off the Wire and place in the section at top of candle.
Place the long wire in the bottom section.

Step 8: Spray Glue the Back of the second Paper/Cardboard side and attach to the cardboard wired side.

Repeat this process for the flame that you will attach to the upper wired section; your wick.

And last, the dog and cat waiting so patiently for me to come back home.
Sit Stay. They both listen so well.

 PS: This morning at 4:30 AM, I watched a mother Racoon walk her four baby Racoons down the street. You should have seen the wide eyes on our cat!

1 comment:

  1. You are so creative! What a fun and darling idea. I will remember this next January 18 ... hope to see them on my front yard :D
    And what were you doing up at 4:30??? And where was your camera then???
    Love your furry kids!