The Art of Darkness

Fake Decorative Candles

April 8th, 2009 by Cobwebs

CandleThe marvelously talented Dave Lowe, who has a job that requires him to do things like find a storage location for ten gallons of slime, recently posted about a little throwaway detail he noticed at Disneyland: Prop candles made from wood and hot glue.

Unlike many props which are far beyond my meagre abilities, this is something that isn’t hard to do. I’ve posted a tutorial if you’d like to try it yourself.

This is a fun and easy way to add a lot of drama to interior decor. Wooden candles are less fragile and much longer-lasting than real ones, you can paint them to match your room, and you can make them look as drippy and gothic as you want.

If you’ve got a bare corner that you don’t know what to do with, a big candelabra filled with spooky-looking candles might be just the thing.

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