This pretty, DIY Candle Pedestal goes anywhere and is a great gift idea, too (and I saw my first yarn bombing!)

Mantels, tables, shelves, windowsills – these pretty, DIY Candle Pedestals go anywhere. And of course, changing the colors is as easy as changing the paper. Though the black and white is a classic color scheme, these would be cute in Christmas papers, too. And check out those button feet! These are perfect for teachers’ gifts and holiday gifts for neighbors, too. Let’s go through the tutorial, and then I’ll tell you about the yarn bombing.

You can make these pretty candle pedestals with scrapbook paper, buttons, and discs of Styrofoam brand foam. Love those button feet! What a great gift idea, too.

Candle Pedestals by Patty Schaffer.

To make DIY Candle Pedestals, you’ll need (materials are for a pair):

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Six, 1” x 4” discs
  • Scrapbook paper, two 12” x 12” sheets in coordinating patterns
  • Decorative buttons in coordinating colors, about 30
  • Plain buttons (for the legs), 8 each large, medium, and small
  • Toothpicks
  • Pearl head pins, about 50, 1-1/2” long
  • Decorative trim, 3/8” x 30”
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Paper adhesive
  • Tools needed: Scissors
Change up the paper and these easy, DIY Candle Pedestals will match any color scheme  or holiday. What a great gift idea!

Black & white is classic, but how about using red and green Christmas paper?

To make DIY Candle Pedestals:

1. To make a pedestal, glue together three discs. Insert toothpicks between the discs for additional hold; place a dab of glue on the ends of the toothpicks before inserting them into the discs. Center the discs and be sure the sides line up straight.

2. Trace around the top of a pedestal on the reverse side of the scrapbook paper. Add ½” all the way around and cut out the circle. Make tiny snips around the circle, and fold down each tab. Glue circle to the top of the pedestal, and glue tabs to the sides.

3. Cut two, 3 ¼” x 12” paper strips and glue together. Glue and pin the paper around the pedestal. Trim off excess paper and save for the second pedestal. Glue decorative trim around the top of the pedestal. Add pearl head pins for decoration.

4. Pin and glue on decorative buttons.

How cute are these legs made from three stacked buttons? This is a fun & easy idea for a candle pedestal.

Each leg is made from three stacked buttons.

5. Make the button legs. Insert pearl head pins through small, medium and large buttons, and pin button legs onto the bottom of the pedestal. Each pedestal has four legs. Add a dab of glue, if needed.

These Green & Black Gator Cubes are a similar idea, and they’re made with textured scrapbook papers and 5” cubes of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Striking!

There's so much you can do with these decorative cubes! Easy to DIY with textured scrapbook papers and cubes of Styrofoam brand foam.

Green & Black Gator Cubes.

About that yarn bombing . . . Earlier this week, I made a quick trip to Ludington, Michigan, for a meeting with our fabricator FloraCraft. Travelling down a side street, I just happened upon this yarn bombed tree in front of the Ludington Art Center. It was such a colorful surprise. Those apples? They’re yarn balls. Fun!

Yarn bombing in Ludington, Michigan.

You can’t miss this apple tree in front of the Ludington Art Center.

Those aren't apples -- they're yarn balls!

Yarn ball “apples” hung in the tree.

And I had another surprise that day. When I arrived home late (and tired) Tuesday night, this sweet bouquet greeted me. I’ve had fun tracking down just who left it on my doorstep.

Display your pretty bouquet in a wine glass.

I found this sweet bouquet of cosmos & sage on my porch.

Speaking of surprises, I have one scheduled for tomorrow. It has to do with Hollywood and famous movie stars . . .

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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5 Responses to This pretty, DIY Candle Pedestal goes anywhere and is a great gift idea, too (and I saw my first yarn bombing!)

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  2. LisaM says:

    Sharon,
    The pedestals are great. They look elegant and best of all simple to make.
    Great tuts. What a fun boquet you found. I’ll bet it smelled as good as it tooks.

    Lisa

    • Sharon says:

      It was a sweet surprise. I kept trying to think of a quick and easy way to use the sage, but alas, I think it’s now past its prime. Sharon

  3. studiorose says:

    Love the yarn tree! A new yarn shop opened a couple months ago near me and one of the first things they did was yarn-bomb the tree in their yard. Great reminder that I need to get a photo of that; it’s so cool!

    • Sharon says:

      The weekend is coming, so grab your camera and take a photo. I agree — it’s a lot of fun to see one in person. Glad you stopped in today! Sharon

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