Toilet Paper Roll Crafts – DIY Fake Candles

8 Materials
30 Minutes

I love toilet paper roll crafts. Toilet paper rolls are so easy to come by, practically free, and an easy way to reuse something that would otherwise end up in a landfill. These DIY fake candles are super easy to make and make great gifts, although make sure you make enough for yourself too!

You can also make these DIY drip candles with PVC if you want them to last longer or use them outside. But I like these toilet paper ones because they cost less.

Make a hot glue circle on your wax paper and glue the rock in the middle. Then glue the toilet paper roll over the rock. Fill the inside of the toilet paper roll with newspaper.

After the glue dries, you can rip or cut the wax paper off. The wax paper makes sure the bottom of the candle looks nice.

I needed a pocket to put the flameless candles on. So I used washi tape to create a pocket.

Put the sticky side down over the newspaper and tape it up the sides of the candle. Use your flameless candle to decide how deep you need the pocket to be.

Use your hot glue gun to build up the top of the toilet paper roll and make drips down the side. I like lots of drips. I also like to build up the edge unevenly, to make it appear more like a real candle that’s been burning.

After you have the candle drippy like you want, it’s time to paint. First apply your white paint. And then add dark wax or

water downed dark paint. Wipe off the paint or wax to get an antiqued look.

Now add your candle and you're done!

Put down a hot glue circle on your wax paper the same size as your toilet paper roll, place a rock in the center and then glue your toilet paper roll down.

Use washi tape, or hot glue, to make a ledge for your tea light candle to sit on.

Use your hot glue gun to make drips of glue to make it look like a candle.

Paint the candle white, then add either dark wax, or a dark paint wash over to make it look antiqued. Or paint any other color you want!

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