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February 7, 2013

Pin Win: Marble Candle Holder

Here's another craft I HAD to try, since I have so many regular cats eye marbles that are my least favourite, and therefore can be pressed into service for craft purposes.  


 Here's my version.

I used a roll of duct tape in the center to keep the marbles upright.  It was my intent to do a 4th row but there was a design issue in the 3rd row that precluded me from going any taller.  While marbles may look like the same size, I ran into a few difficulties because they aren't.

Glitter candle for illustrative purposes only; a plain candle of any colour would look better.

The glass part of this flicker candle broke, but I kept the metal design inner part.


A small, and square, jar of beach glass even fits into it!  You could even put marbles in a jar.

I used E6000 glue, which can be seen in between the marbles if you look close, but I was pleased with it's holding power.  This project was a definite win.

19 comments:

  1. Awesome JoJo! E6000 is the best thing since sliced bread. Er, holds most things better than bread too.

    It's all I used to attach metal gears together in a wall sculpture. If it can do that, those marbles ain't going anywhere!

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  2. This is so cool and the marbles are so pretty!! Awesome job!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  3. I think you could also make a lampshade or a chandelier like that. Imagine!

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  4. I love the colored glass put together this way. Craft win for JoJo!

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  5. Thanks all! I've since made 2 more of them using a combo of larger 'boulders' and these small sized marbles.

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  6. beautiful and colorful, Jojo! where did you get so many marbles from?:)
    it look nice with different types of candles and candle holders.

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  7. Adorable...Nice work..you are very creative !!! :)

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  8. I've got a lot of marbles from when I was a kid, plus I've bought them off ebay (mostly antiques) and I bought a huge sack off of a friend. I love marbles!

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  9. My brother used to have tons of marbles. Wish he's held onto them! Your candle holder is Very Cool :)

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  10. First, let me say how beautiful those are! Second, you just transported me to my childhood with those marbles. I used to play with them all the time =)

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  11. Wow. That looks really pretty. Now I'm thinking of buying a glue gun. LOL

    Sonnia J. Kemmer

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  12. Jojo - I love all these Pin Wins! Great pinterest board too!

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  13. JoJo, that turned out great. I love all the different colors of marbles.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  14. I bet it would look awesome with those flat marbles used in vases/fish tanks. I have a few that are just laying around. Think I might try it.

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    1. Heather! What an awesome idea!!

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    2. That candle holder looks wonderful.

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