In my last post, I shared Harry Potter party decorations that I created for my daughter’s birthday party. I mentioned that I made the “floating candlesticks”, and would share how to make them. Here you go.
Supplies needed: wrapping paper/paper towel rolls, white paint, hot glue gun, needle and white or clear thread, batter operated tea lights, clear tape.
I started by gathering wrapping paper rolls and paper towel rolls, cutting them the sizes I wanted, and painting them white. I stood them up on newspaper to dry.
Once the paint was dry, I created “drips” with a hot glue gun.
After the glue cooled, I painted over the “drips” with more white paint.
Notice how I used a lot of paint, and let the excess run down the roll, creating additional “drips”.
Next, I threaded a needle with white thread, pierced each side of the roll and created large loops to hang the candlesticks with.
Once the candlesticks were hanging from a rod, I taped battery operated tea lights to the top. Be sure to turn them on prior to taping them.
That’s it! VERY easy to make, but the impact was HUGE! These would make a fun decoration for Halloween also!
“Wonder what I will come up with next”…