Fall, Faux Bois Candle Centerpiece sets a stylish table

Have you noticed scrapbook papers, fabrics, and even gift wrap with a faux bois, or fake wood grain, pattern? I kind of like it, do you? It fits right in with the woodland trend we noted back at the 2012 CHA Show. Create a fall tablescape that will last through Thanksgiving with these candle holders wrapped up in faux bois wrapping paper and topped with woodland finds. If you’ve not seen faux bois wrapping paper in your stores, no worries – I have several inexpensive, mail order options for you.

Pretty and perfect for fall! Easy to do with wrapping paper and cubes of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com. #FauxBois #FallTablescape

Fall, Faux Bois Candle Centerpiece by Kathleen George.

To make a Fall, Faux Bois Candle Centerpiece, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: two 3” cubes and one 5” cube
  • Faux bois wrapping paper
  • Candle picks, three (found in the floral or wedding aisles)
  • Raffia
  • Natural embellishments, such as pine cones, nuts, deer moss
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Thick, white craft glue or paper paste (Kathleen likes Yes! Paste)
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; 1” putty knife; optional: bone folder

To make a Fall, Faux Bois Candle Centerpiece:

1. From the faux bois wrapping paper cut:

  • For each 3” cube: Cut a 12-½” x 3” strip and a 4” square
  • For the 5” cube: Cut a 20-½” x 5” strip and 6” square

2. Score the 4” squares and 6” square ½” in from all four edges.

DIY candle cubes wrapped in faux bois paper and topped with woodland finds. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Cover the tops first, and then wrap the paper strip around the sides.

3. Spread a layer of Yes! Paste or other paper paste on the tops of the cubes. Center and adhere the corresponding paper square to the top of each cube. Clip the corners so the edges will fold down over the sides at the crease. Paste the folded edge of paper down onto the sides of the cube.

4. Wrap the paper strips around each cube, and lightly crease the corners. Remove the paper and score the fold lines.

5. Spread a thin layer of Yes! Paste or other paper paste on the sides of a cube, and attach the paper strip, lining up the corners. The ends should overlap. Repeat for the remaining cubes.

6. Wrap raffia three times around each cube, as if you were wrapping a package.

7. Center a candle pick over the top of each cube, and insert the candle pick straight into the cube of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

Pretty woodland details on these fall candle cubes. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Take a walk in the woods to collect nuts, pinecones, moss, and other items to decorate the candle holders.

8. Glue moss, nuts, pine cones, seed pods and other natural items around each candle pick.

9. Optional: Tie raffia in a bow and add to the top.

Beautiful for Thanksgiving or any fall tablescape. DIY them at CraftsnCoffee.com. #FauxBois #FallTablescape

Display these on our table from now till Thanksgiving.

If you’re lucky enough to have a Container Store in your neighborhood, you might find faux bois wrapping paper in the store. Or, you can order it online.

I also did a quick search on etsy and found two suppliers: Wrap and Revel  and Party Supplies by PPS.  I’m sure you can find others, too.

This is such an easy and versatile idea, and here’s a variation to keep on hand for spring. Change your papers and your embellishments, and you have a whole new look.

How pretty would these be at Easter? Super easy to DIY. CraftsnCoffee.com

Set your spring table with these easy pieces.

Or, dress them up by wrapping the candle cubes in “ribbons” cut from a thin and flexible metal sheet used for metal tooling. Kathleen wrapped the Holiday Package Candleholders in fresh, geometric scrapbook papers for updated holiday style.

DIY Christmas candle tablescape

Holiday Package Candleholders by Kathleen George.

I wanted to share a a photo of the woodland critter we saw on our walk in the woods last week. We had fun watching him amble across the trail, and meander on into the woods.

Found in the woods: a box turtle. We let him meander on into the woods. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Colorful box turtle.

Don’t forget about the end-of-summer Crafts & Coffee Giveaway! You have till Monday, August 25 to enter.

Happy crafting.


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8 Responses to Fall, Faux Bois Candle Centerpiece sets a stylish table

  1. Sar Tann says:

    These are really nice. If you use X mas paper on them they would look like pretty wrapped presents. Very nice is a a display that’s for sure.

    • Sharon says:

      You are so right — these would be so pretty wrapped up in wrapping paper or a Christmas theme scrapbook paper. And wouldn’t they make an easy gift idea, too? Thanks for stopping in! Sharon

  2. LisaM6 says:

    Those are so great. I love the flowered ones. What a way to bring some fun colors into a room.
    Love ’em. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Lisa. Isn’t it great how you can easily change these up to match your season, decor, or just what you like? Glad you like them, too. Sharon

  3. LOVE the faux bois candle holders!! Very pretty! The turtle is so pretty too! Love watching them waddle around! TFS!

  4. Fran Dougherty says:

    Fabulous idea……..can’t wait to get started. Thank you so very much for this project.

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