Wood Veneer Wrapped Candles

By  Shannon Cosgrove Rivas  for  Design Master

Velvety feathers combine with rich wooden tones to embellish these pillar candles with color and texture for a unique design.


  • Battery-operated pillar candle, 4”x8”
  • Wood veneer sheet
  • Cotton string
  • Feather


  • Design Master Sprays: Mango TintIT, Robin’s Egg CoorTool
  • Hot glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, measuring tape, pencil, newspaper (to cover work surface), large cardboard box
  • 1. Cover work surface with newspaper. Gather lengths of string into loose ball. In large cardboard box, spray string Robin's Egg; let dry. Unwind string; rewind into new ball. Spray string Mango; let dry. Spray feather Mango. Let dry.
  • 2. Spray wood veneer sheet Mango using even strokes. (Note: Multiple coats may be needed to achieve deeper color tone. Each coat will deepen color.) Let dry.
  • 3. Position candle on side on wrong side of veneer. Mark height and width of candle on veneer. Trim to size. Wrap veneer around candle; adhere ends.
  • 4. Adhere end of painted string to center of candle. Wrap string around candle several times; secure ends using glue gun. Trim ends. Tuck end under wrapped string and adhere end. Adhere feather to wrapped band.