Summer brings many birthday celebrations in my family. My youngest just turned one and my daughter will be 5 soon. With family parties, parties with friends and other celebrations I am always looking for fast and fun ways to make each birthday special. So what about creating a memorable candle holder? These only take a few minutes to create, and you will be able to make something special for each person in your life.
Seems like every holiday and party favor bag is full of small plastic toys in the shape of animals, dinosaurs, etc. For the baby I wanted to keep things simple, but fun. I just happened to have some bunnies, a turtle and rhino sitting around. Luckily, my son donated a few plastic dinosaurs to the cause.
Toy Candle Holder
The items needed for this craft are:
- Small plastic toy
- awl or drill with a small drill bit
- Krylon Short Cuts Metallic Paint in Gold Leaf
- Candle holder
- birthday candle
With your toy, determine the best place for your candle. I chose this dinosaur and with an awl, I pierced and widened a hole big enough for my candle holder to fit in. The plastic inside most of these toys is very soft and compacts easily. The other option is to use a drill with a small drill bit.
Next, insert the candle holder. I found the plastic held the holder firmly in place. You could use a little glue here if you like.
Place the toy inside a box or place appropriate for spray painting. The Krylon metallic paint dried quickly, so once my initial spray dried, I turned the project over to cover the whole toy. I went back and added one more coat to be sure the whole toy, including the candle holder, was covered.
With a lighter, heat the bottom your candle and insert it into the holder. The melted wax will help to hold it in place.
Now you are ready to create any type of candle holder you want! My kids are already coming up with ideas for me to make more.
What type of candle holder would you create? Do you have any birthdays coming up?