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candles

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Miniature candles for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

 

See also chandeliers

 

A bed for JeffC75's Blythe Girls~


Links to miniature projects

The little table
dania loves georgia
Summer Cottage Miniatures

Dollhouse Miniature Tea Lights

Pretty Drawers
Miniature candles - after blowing out the flame.
Pink candles on tray
 candles-DDMBaroque center piece,in fine silver, enamel,and garnetFantasy Castle Room Box for J. Bush
Christmas is coming
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  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

Tea-light Centrepiece  - by Marcelle

 

Blogs

  • Blogs concentrating on candles or categories/labels about them in blogs

 

Groups

  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to candles.

 

Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making candle projects.

 

Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for candles in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.

 

 

Miniature candles in books

  • Books about miniature candle projects (also books with chapters about it)

Dollhouse decor and more

 

 

 

Instructions for miniatures

 

Miniature candle printables

Nancy Etticote

 

Links

  • links to sites showing how to make items related to candles

Candlearia - by Wanna in El Paso

Candle Sconces - from 1 Inch Minis

Candlesticks and Taper Candles - by Rhonda in Factoidz

Dip Mini Candles - from About.com

Kandelaar - Dutch

Make Miniature Dollhouse Candles - by Minimaker in Squidoo

Make Real Candles - by Perhe Malstrom

Candlesticks (1:48) - by Anna Carin

Candlesticks from Toothpicks

Candlestricks (1:144) by Anna Carin

Pillar and candlesticks - from My Miniature Madness

 

 

Research/ Inspiration

 

Tips/Hints

  • For some fast and easy candles take regular birthday candles and cut them down to size. You can stick them in a bead in a pinch.
  • Larger/wider ones make great scented candles.
  • Put a few in different sizes on a tray, pretty them up adding beads and tiny flowers around them.
  • For Christmas candles just add tiny berries, greenery and a bow.
  • Candles can be decorated for any occasion or holiday depending on the colors and decor used.
  • For wall candle holders use the back of clip-on earrings and add a candle to it.
  • For realistic 'burnt' candles, take thin long birthday candles & cut to about 1 inch in length & place in the appropriate candleholder. Using your fingernails, pull off enough wax at the top to expose a tiny bit of the wick. Dab on a bit of black paint to look as if the candle has been burnt. Using the same color of Gallery Glass paint as the candle, start at the top & drip the Gallery glass down the length of the candle. Let dry and repeat if desired. If the Gallery Glass drips right over the candleholder, the effect is truly realistic. Use clear Gallery Glass for white candles.

  • Look for some pretty buttons with 2 holes.  Insert a short bugle bead into each hole to make a nice looking candle holder (the holes may have to be enlarged some).  Glue the beads in place and let dry on wax paper.  Paint gold or silver if desired.  Add "candles".  You can also add mini holly leaves to decorate around the bottom for Christmas or some flowers for other occasions.

 

Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages
  • ideas for shop names 

 

 

Videos

  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject

 

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Linda McD said

at 3:57 am on Jun 30, 2016

Chris is trying to add an advert for her new book, but the picture is far too large. It has to be thumbnail size, so we are in the process of showing her how to do so.

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