Scandinavian Mini Candleholder
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Scandinavian Mini Candleholder

Craft this charming mini candle holder with a distinctly Scandinavian theme using Americana® paints.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paints – Snow (Titanium) White and Primary Red
  • Rectangular Sign. 2"x3"
  • Candle Cup, ¾" (with ¼" Hole)
  • Paintbrush – #4 Flat and #0 Spotter
  • Wooden Bird, 2"x3½"
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Sandpaper, 15-grit
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Silicon Glue
  • Wood Glue

Project Instructions

Note: Allow paint to dry between color, coats, and steps. Allow glue to dry between steps.

Step 1 Using 150-grit sandpaper, sand rectangular base smooth and remove dust with damp paper towel.

Step 2 Using wood glue, center and glue candle cup to base.

Step 3 Using #4 flat brush, base-coat candle cup and bird Snow White; and rectangular base, Primary Red.

Step 4 Using piece of brown paper bag, sand bird, base, and candle cup smooth. Remove any dust with damp paper towel.

Step 5 Copy patterns onto tracing paper and transfer to bird and candle cup with graphite transfer paper underneath. Use stylus or ballpoint pen to transfer patterns.

Step 6 Using #0 spotter brush, paint stroke work on bird and candle cup with Primary Red.

Step 7 Using silicon glue, adhere bottom front of bird to side of base behind candle cup.


When base-coating, use as many coats as needed to cover completely.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Barbara Greve courtesy of DecoArt Design Team.