Faux Bois Candle Holders

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Cubes: 3”, two; 5”, one
  • Faux bois giftwrap
  • Metal candle picks, two or three
  • Brown raffia
  • Natural embellishments: pinecones, nuts, deer moss, etc.
  • Taper candles, two or three

Tools

  • Putty knife, 1”
  • Adhesives: Gane Bros. Yes! Paste, low-temp glue gun and sticks, thick white craft glue

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scoring board, scissors, ruler, pencil

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut 12-1/2”x3” strip and 4” square of faux bois paper to cover each 3” foam cube.

STEP 2

  • Vertically score paper strips 1/2” from one end, then every 3” to opposite end. Score paper squares 1/2” from each edge.

STEP 3

  • Using putty knife, spread layer of paste over top of first 3” cube. Center paper square on top of cube. Clip corners so edges will fold down smoothly; crease folds with fingers. Apply paste beneath paper edges and press firmly to foam.

STEP 4

  • Spread thin layer of paste over sides of cube, including folded tabs from paper square. Beginning with 1/2” tab and aligning creases with cube corners, adhere paper strip around cube. Tab will be hidden beneath last paper section.

STEP 5

  • Cover 5” cube in same way as 3” cubes, cutting 6” square for top and 20-1/2”x5” strip for sides. Score square 1/2” from each edge. Score strip at 1/2”, then every 5” to opposite end. Adhere pieces to cube.

STEP 6

  • Wrap raffia three times around each cube like wrapping a package. Push point of candle pick straight down into center top of each cube or 3” cubes only, as shown in photo.

STEP 7

  • Using low-temp glue gun, adhere natural embellishments to cube around candle pick.

STEP 8

  • Using white glue, adhere bits of moss or similar material around natural objects.

STEP 9

  • Tie raffia bows; adhere to top of each cube.

Tip

  • 1. For a holiday feel, wrap cubes to resemble little packages. Embellish with ribbon or tinsel and tiny ornaments or metallic stars after inserting candle picks.
by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Co.
Faux Bois Candle Holders
Faux Bois Candle Holders