Hipster Candle Cube
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Hipster Candle Cube

Bold black-and-white graphics transform a cube of STYROFOAM™ brand foam into an instant home décor focal point. It's easy to adapt the papers and colors to your own style. Designed by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam- Cube, 8"
  • Scrapbook or Wrapping Paper- Black-And-White or Your Choice
  • Cardstock: Black; White or Your Choice (Optional)
  • Nested Circle Templates (Optional)
  • Circle Punches: 1/4"; 5/8"; 1" (Optional)
  • Wide Putty Knife or Junk-Mail Plastic Credit Card
  • Glass Votive Holders with Candles- 3
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Household Sponge
  • Scissors
  • Paper Paste

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut six 8" paper squares. If desired, create patterned paper on solid cardstock by cutting and/or punching solid and open circles from contrasting cardstock. To make open circles, use template to cut larger circle and craft punch to create center. Layer and adhere circles to base; let dry.

Step: 2

Use putty knife or credit card to spread thin layer of paste onto one side of foam cube and on back of one paper square, spreading paste all the way to edges. Adhere paper to foam, smoothing with fingers to ensure good contact. Repeat for all six sides. Wipe away excess paste with damp sponge; let dry.

Step: 3

Place candles in holders and place on top of cube. For added security, use industrial-strength adhesive gel to adhere holders to top of cube. Never leave burning candles unattended.


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