If you are following The Shabby Tree then you all know I love my candles and lights. I like to keep a large silver tray on my dining room table and I wanted to create some fun and unique candles for it. I have been seeing a lot of people use pool noodles to create candles and I thought it would be fun to give it a try.
The supplies I will be using are:
1. Two white pool noodles that I got from the Dollar Tree
2. Glue gun with hot glue sticks for styrofoam
5. Thin wire
6. A crystal glitter
7. White paint (optional)
8. Battery operated tea light candles
I am using two white pool noodles that I purchased from the Dollar Tree. You will first need to cut your pool noodles to the height that you want your candles.
I will have a total of 7 candles. One 14 inches, one 12 inches, two 10 inches, one 8 inches, one 6 inches and one 4 inches. I just used a basic kitchen knife to cut the pool noodles.
Once you have the pool noodles cut you will want to trace your battery operated tea light onto one end of the pool noodle.
The hole of the pool noodle is not big enough to insert the candle into. I used the knife to cut the hole larger.
You will cut the hole as deep as you need to so that the tea light sits flush with the pool noodle.
I then added the hot glue around the edges to give the appearance of melted wax.
I was going to paint over the hot glue with white paint but I decided to just add the crystal glitter over the hot glue.
I then added a thin wire around the bottom of the candles to hold them all together. You can use a ribbon or fishing line for this step.
I added some greenery around the base of the candles.
These are so easy to create and I love how you can create them in a variety of sizes.
If you want to create just one tall candle I found it very easy to use the metal paper towel holder from the Dollar Tree.
I hope you will all get creative and give these a try. You will love how they turn out.