Thursday, 25 September 2014

Spider Web Candle Sleeve

Make a spider web wire sleeve for some or all of your flameless candles this fall. It's a simple look, but goes a long way and really stands out against the cream wax of Candle Impressions

Making one is easy (see to the left), but we'll be honest: it's a bit frustrating. The key is finding black wire that's thick enough to stand on its own, yet thin enough to easily bend. In hindsight we should have used thinner wire, but preferred the look of the thicker diameter. 

To begin, just make 2 circles: one to rest as a halo above the candle and one below. Be sure to make the circles wide enough so your candle isn't scratched when removed from the sleeve. Then connect the two on opposite sides with a wire at least 2" longer than your candle height; remember you'll need extra length for fastening the wire to the circles. Continue cutting and connecting wire into a spider web pattern.

All you need is:

-  Wire cutters (you probably have some in your toolbox)
-  Black wire (look in the jewelry section at craft stores)
-  A Candle Impressions Flameless Pillar in Cream or White (click here to find a retailer)

Please remember this craft is intended for adults only and is not suitable for young children due to safety hazards. 

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