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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Killer Candles

In my last post I shared with you one of my Candle Pumpkins so this time I am sharing some of my stand alone Candles.

Both pumpkins and candles are made from the same process, paper mache, paper clay and re-purposed paper towel rolls and anything else I desire to use. If you would like to see more on how I create the candles you can read my DIY Candle How To here. Unfortunately the internet is not equipped with a feature that allows one to handle them because these candle are truly amazing, after seeing them and touching it one would definitely find it hard to imagine that they are made from a simple cardboard paper towel roll.

This is the top of the candle it holds a battery operated tea light so there isn't much concern that it can catch fire. Although if you do not have that concern the tea light is removable and will fit a wax tea light. Not that I am suggesting it, this is just for info purposes only. I personally feel better not having to worry about someone knocking one over while I am not watching.

The face features a cut out just like on a traditional Jack o lantern.

This is the bottom where the light box is attached which not only lights up the inside of the candle but it makes a great stand for the candle.

The light box changes color making for a spectacular light display the inside of the candle I make white which reflects the color better.

In this picture I bounced light off of it from an outside source. There are so many ways to display these, they are just as creepy with the lights on as in the dark.

If you have any questions I love to share so feel free to ask.
Madame Dewberry


  1. This is such a brilliant project...you should link up in the blog linky parties....you would gain so many follower easily!

  2. Thanks meijo's JOY I would love that, but I don't know how, could you help me with that?

  3. Check out my blog...under the linky party..you will see some blog have blog hop party ... upload your project post..copy your project post url add past on the link...everyone is doing it..but you need to follow the blog who host the party in return..you can join all the parties for free publicity and gains more fans!

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  5. Glad to see you in the party!

  6. I love this! What a fun idea. Thank you for joining last week's Thrifty Tings Friday party. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  7. Thank you Diann for stopping by and for hosting the party! You have a wonderful holiday as well! I can just imagine the lovely dishes you will be serving up with all those lovely herbs you grow! http://dtlherbsltd.blogspot.com/ Have fun!

  8. my life is now complete! *Running off to make these now!

  9. These are lovely! How do you make the faces? Thank you for sharing.

  10. What did you use to cut the faces? What cuts through the PVC easily?

    1. These aren't made with PVC pipe they are made from Paper towel rolls, and I just used an Xatco knife. As for your question about what cuts through PVC a strong knife or drill bit, But please be very careful! I hope that helps!

  11. Where did you get the light box that you attached to the bottom of the candle?