Candlestick from natural materials

Natural materials always make incredibly beautiful compositions! Add some paint or spraying to them, complement the craft with home-made decorative elements, put everything together - you will get a unique thing that will be an excellent gift for a loved one or decoration for your home.
Today we will tell you how to make a candlestick with your own hands. It turns out he is really very beautiful. It is not a shame to hand him over to someone on some holiday, put them in a prominent place at home or do “homework” with a child as a craft to school - the five is provided!


What do we need?

  • square stand for crafts (about 20 * 20 cm, but see for yourself)
  • any yarn, twine or even ordinary sewing thread
  • natural materials: cones, star anise, cotton (you can also take any twigs, dried flowers and other beauty)
  • paints (better in cans, because they handle any texture) metallic colors
  • candlestick (in this case, the finished ceramic is the simplest)

How to make a candlestick?

The first step is to prepare the basis on which we will assemble the composition. In general, it is better to take a wooden one, but you can also use cardboard if your candlestick is so high that the candle and wax do not look out of it exactly. If you took a cardboard, then glue together a few layers so that it is stable. This example uses plywood.

So, we level the base with sandpaper (if required), paint it. If you took the aerosol, it will not get your hands dirty. If your paint is different, it is better to varnish the finished craftwork.

Now we undertake the balls. You can simply wind the yarn or twine into a tight tangle, and gently tuck the tip inside with a hook. But there is another way. We take a ping-pong ball (available in any hypermarket, they are usually inexpensive) and coat it with glue. Next we take the yarn or twine, dip it in the paste or spread office glue on it with a brush (not a “moment”, but a clerical one, and then glue all hands together instead of yarn), let it dry.

Another option is to use a ready-made sintepon ball (they are in any departments for creativity), smeared with glue, we wind ordinary thread for sewing or twine, from above you can once again walk with glue - dry it. It looks like this.


In this case, the last option was used (only instead of the thread we took the splits, it looks more effective).

So, we make the desired number of balls and paint them with spray paint. You can put them on the bag, splash and leave to dry, then turn over and repeat the procedure.

The third stage is the processing of natural materials. We just paint them where possible.

The candlestick in this case was just white: with the help of a marker, it turned into a “birch tree”. However, you can not make a candlestick at all and place any glass in the center to use the product as a stand for stationery - why not?

We carefully coat the bottom of the candlestick with superglue and fix it on the base. Further in random order we place around our all decorative elements. It is more convenient to fasten them together with a glue gun. If it is not, use the usual superglue.

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