Clay

Romantic Rose Candleholder

By  Jasmine Burgess  for  The Jasmine Factory

Create this delicate rose candleholder to set the mood for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner or to use as an elegant table accent for your wedding.

  • Romantic Rose Candleholder

Materials

  • FIMO Soft Polymer Clay, several blocks each: White, Pink
  • Votive candles, 1” diameter: white or pale pink

Tools

  • Rose petal template
  • Clay-dedicated: pasta machine or acrylic brayer, parchment-lined baking sheet and oven
  • Rounded edge craft tool
  • Small paintbrush
  • Jacquard PearlEx Pigment Powders: White, Pink
  • FIMO Liquid Oven-Hardening Deco Gel
  • Cutting board

Basic Supplies

  • craft knife, tracing paper or plastic wrap
  • Size
  • 1. Size is 3" tall.
  • Candleholder
  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to condition clay. Mix White and Pink clay to make very pale pink. For base, roll clay to 1cm thickness; cut circle 1" wider than candle. Gently press candle into center of circle.
  • 2. Roll remaining pale pink clay into five to eight cherry-sized balls, or as many as needed. (Note: Pictured candle is 2-1/2" tall with 1" diameter.)
  • 3. Place one ball on work surface, then tracing paper or plastic wrap on top of ball and press one side flat. (Note: Tracing paper prevents fingerprints on petals.)
  • 4. Peel off tracing paper and lift petal from thicker end. Press thicker side onto round base.
  • 5. Curl petals around candle base, leaving room for candle.
  • 6. Continue adding petals to base until sides of candle are covered with one layer of petals. Use finger or craft tool to gently pull and curl petal edges for a more realistic effect.
  • 7. Roll approximately 12 slightly larger pale pink balls. Create petals and add to candle holder in same way as before. Use finger or craft tool to gently pull and curl petal edges.
  • 8. Use dry paintbrush to apply some white powder on petals and pink on petal edges for a dramatic effect.
  • 9. Remove candle. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay rose. Let cool. Apply gel sealer. Place candle inside holder.
  • Tip
  • 1. Try using pearl or light pink clay to get a different effect.