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DIY Sculpey Tealight Candle Holder

Who’s ready to put the paper away for the afternoon and create a gorgeous Sculpey tealight candle holder for yourself or, to give as a gift?

This is super easy afternoon activity and with a bit of modification, can be created with children.

What you’ll need:

Step 1: choose several squares of Sculpey clay – be cognizant of how the colors will mesh and blend together – orange and green side by side are rarely pretty and often turn to a mossy brown. The more white or gray in a piece, the better I find that that the sculpey tealite candle holder turns out because it separates all of the colors and acts as a base.

Sculpey Tea Light 1

Step two: Roll the clay to get it ready to work. I use my sculpey tool kit roller here, but you could also use a pasta machine or a rolling pin.

Sculpey Tealite Candle Holder 2

Step Three: Roll your clay out in to thin rolls – I rolled them about the size of a straw in length and in thickness

Sculpey tealite candle holder 3

Step 4: Roll the strips together – while this isn’t 100% necessary I find that it helps to start blending the rolls together and makes it look prettier finished.

Sculpey tealite candle holder 4

Step 5: Roll your clay in to a ball, working and mixing the colors as much or as little as you’d like to.

Sculpey tealite candle holder 5

Step 6: When the ball is how you want it, roll it in to a smooth ball – your ball should be a handful/fistful in size and smooth

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Step 7: Press a tealite in to the center of your ball – press to the depth of the candle, but do not go all the way to the bottom of your ball. Make sure that the outside bottom is flat.

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Step 8: Remove the tealite and place your sculpey tealite candle holder in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 9: Using a razor blade, cut chunks from your candle holder both towards and away from you, exposing deeper layers all the way around your candle holder.

Step 10: Bake on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper for 30 minutes at 275 degrees

Sculpey tealite candle holder

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