I purchased a candlestick and a plate at a $ store - total cost $3. Glue together with epoxy glue or your favorite glue.
Super nice for $3 hey?
Now for the paper cake....
Supplies: paper, ribbon, glue, twist ties.
Cut 4 - 8 1/2 x11 sheets of patterned paper in half - then cut the length to be 6 1/4 inches.
Cut two flames shapes from ribbon. You will also need ribbon to tie around the candles.
Cut two 2 in circles for each candle you make.
Hot glue end of paper and glue together to make a tube. I made seven tubes.
Glue your flames together with a twist tie in the middle. Instead of a twist tie you could use chenille stems or wire. I pinched the bottoms of the flame together to give it some depth. Poke a hole in the middle of circle. Insert twist tie and adhere to bottom of circle. Trim if necessary. Snip slits around the circle.
For each candle, make a bottom by gluing a strip of paper to a 2 inch circle and applying glue to the outside of the paper strips and inserting it in the tube - adhering it to the sides using a pen or pencil to help the papers find the sides of the tube. Apply a little glue along the bottom of the tube and circle.
Your candle will look something like this. The top pops on and off.
Tie your candles together with desired ribbon. I used the same ribbon as I made my flames out of. Put the gifts in the tubes, filling the tube with tissue. You can put in cosmetics, craft supplies, etc. Lots of good things come in small packages. Put the lids on after you put your gifts in. the tissue should keep the lids from falling through the candle but the lids will be tight - that is why you put slits in them.
Tape a paper doily to the cake stand. Tape the bottom of candles and stick them on the cake stand.
Such a unique and sweet way to present a gift. The recipient is guaranteed to feel special.
Thanks for looking!
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