I will be the first to admit that this project is not for the faint of heart. Maybe it was my choice of glue, or the texture of the rope, but making this candle holder was no easy task. Be prepared for a lot of sitting, holding, and sticky fingers. For a more colorful take on this project, head on over to Joy of all Crafts.
Time: 2 hours + overnight dry
Materials: rope, scissors, crafters tacky glue (that dries clear), hot glue
1. Build up your base by wrapping and gluing rope in a spiral fashion. Make sure your layers stay flat, otherwise your holder will sit lopsided.
2. Once your base is as big as you want it, start building up. It helps to add pressure by sandwiching the layers together as you go.
3. Don’t be afraid if your glue is visible, it should dry clear. Keep wrapping until you reach the desired height, but don’t clue the final section of rope down.
4. When you’ve reached your stopping point, let the rope sit overnight (your hands might need the break!). When dry, place the final part of rope on the inside and secure with a dab of hot glue.