Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Hobby tips of the week : Candles


Cocktail stick / kebab skewer / dowelling / plastic rod

Plastic Sprue

Fuse Wire


Stage 1

Drill a hole into one of the circular blobs on the sprue, the same diameter as your candle. 

Stage 2

Superglue candle in place, trim to length and cut from sprue.

Stage 3

Drill a very small hole in the top of the candle and superglue a length of thin fuse wire. 

Stage 4

Cut wire to length. Drill a small hole in the base and add a small loop of medium fuse wire for a handle. 

Stage 5

Paint in a suitable colour, then add dribbles of undiluted paint down the sides.

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