In order to illuminate our evening tables or even the rest of the house, let's learn today how to dress elegant wooden candle holders with Japanese paper!
THE CYLINDRICAL CANDLE HOLDER TO PERSONALIZE
To customize a cylindrical candle holder, you will need:
- pieces of Japanese paper ,
- a candle holder to customize ,
- a cutter or pair of precision scissors according to your preference,
- a cutting rule ,
- white vinyl glue ,
- a brush ,
- a pencil,
- a few sheets of white paper which will serve as a support for the collage.
TIP: To optimize bonding, do not hesitate to have a small wet towel on hand to wipe your hands regularly.
First, cut out, depending on the size of your candle holder, a strip of Japanese paper in the corresponding size:
- For the small model > 24.5cm in length by 6cm in width
- For the large model > 24.5cm in length by 12cm in width
PRECAUTION - Depending on the pattern chosen, some papers have a cutting and gluing direction! So be sure to cut your strips of paper in the right direction so that the pattern is placed correctly on the candle holder.
If you are customizing another type of cylindrical candle holder, here is how to determine the length of the strips of paper to cut:
- Diameter of the cylinder x 3.14 = the length of the strip of paper to cut ( Pi rule)
- If you wish to customize your candle holder with a single strip of paper, refer to the measurement above depending on the model of candle holder chosen. If you prefer to customize your candle holder with different strips of paper, divide the width of your candle holder by the number of strips desired.
- Cut out the number of strips of Japanese paper that you want to stick around your candle holders.
- Apply glue evenly to your paper strips, stretching it outward.
- Gently peel your strip of paper from your collage support. Then place it on the base of your candle holder...
- ...and gently wrap it around your candle holder. Pay attention to the direction of the collage, depending on the pattern of the paper! To keep the strip of paper as straight as possible, simply align yourself with the bottom edge of the candle holder (no need to draw marks). Repeat steps 3 to 5 as many times as necessary.
- Using your finger, smooth the top of your strip of paper tape as shown in the photo. Let dry.
TADA! Your candle holder, decorated with Japanese paper, is finished!
NB : Tea light candles found on the market are difficult to fit into these candle holder models. To ensure they fit in without any problem, remove the metal support from the tea lights and place them as is in your candle holders.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Don’t hesitate to ask us your questions in the comments! We will be happy to answer them.
Which Japanese paper would you choose?