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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The easiest way to make mini candles.

It is a very cold and dark day here in Holland so what better time than today for making some  easy mini candles.  Just follow the steps and have fun.

Erasers often have that nice waxy look that candles also have . So find some erarers in the color and shape you like. Remember you can cut shapes and sizes with a craft knife so you can have  any shape you like.

Now on to the wick.  You will need a pointed needle and a piece of cotton trhead. I used tatting thread. Thread through the eraser, leaving a tail at each end.

Cut thread , leaving a tail for the wick at the top. Tip: secure with tacky glue,

Finished candle glued to a mini suction cup . They make great candle holders.

 Decorate with some plastic berries

Add some clusters of tiny leaves. I use plastic ones but paper would work just as well.

 Add little bits of so called  stretchy vine ( www., selll this brilliant stuff) for greenery.
   I used some coriander seess because they look like mini walnuts.

All done . I think it looks pretty festive. Hope you will be inspired to create your own version. Would love to see a photo if you make one.


  1. Love the tuto,thanks for share it!! Miniregards from sunny Spain.

  2. Thanks for your comment. I love comments. Miniregards from wet and cold Netherlands

  3. Very Authentic results! :D


  4. Thank you for sharing, I will be giving this a go, lovely

  5. What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing your tutorial for making a festive candle!

  6. Marianne, I've seen your beautiful work in the magazines and I love this idea but where do you find erasers like that? All I can find are the standard green or pink rubber ones. Thank you for sharing all your projects.