I love crafting! Crafting during the holiday season is even better. How adorable is this Santa Christmas Candle Holder? The candle shaker pedestal is inexpensive to make! You can find most of these items at your local Dollar Tree. Even the kids can have fun helping make the snow scene inside.
Candle shaker pedestal
What You Will Need
- Small glass plate (about 7-8”)
- Small glass vase
- Faux snow
- Hot glue gun
- Super glue
- Christmas figurines
- Scrap craft wood, cardboard or foam board
- Utility knife
Start off by tracing the top of the glass vase on a piece of scrap craft wood or cardboard. This will be the base that the figurines are glued to and also used as a plug to hold the snow inside the glass.
Using a utility knife, cut along the inside of the circle. Cutting on the inside of the circle, making it slightly smaller will help the base to sit inside of the glass rather than right on the edge of the glass, which will help in the next few steps.
After the cut is complete, glue figurines to the base and add a pinch of faux snow to help cover any dried hot glue.
Next, fill the glass vase with desired amount of faux snow. Flipping the base with figurines attached upside down, pushing it about a quarter of an inch inside the glass vase to create a plug for the snow. It should be a snug fit but not too tight or too loose.
After, using hot glue around the bottom rim of the base and sides of the glass (right inside of the 1/4 inch edge that is visible) with hot glue creating an even tighter seal.
Lastly, flip the small plate over and add a dollop of super glue. Align the middle of the plate to the bottom (which is now the top) of the glass vase.
Allow super glue to cure and dry for 24 hours or recommended timing on the packaging.
After the glue has dried for 24 hours your candle holder is good to go!