Nicole™ Crafts Penguin Candlestick

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by Denise Bianco, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Penguin Candlestick

A simple wooden candlestick becomes Nicole ™ Crafts Penguin Candlestick - a new, festive way to hold your holiday candle! Make as many as you need, for as many candles that you have! Consider combining with the Elf, Angel and Toy Soldier Candlesticks on A.C. Moore's website to create a whole set of holiday-themed candlesticks!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint the front of the candlestick's body and face Snow (Titanium) White. Paint feet Jack O'Lantern Orange. Paint the base and remaining areas Lamp (Ebony) Black. Use the photo as a guide. Let dry.
  • 2
    Download and print project template. Use templates to cut shapes from foam.
  • 3
    Glue wiggle eyes and foam beak to face.
  • 4
    Glue wings to top of body as shown or as desired.
  • 5
    Cut an 8 inch x 1/2 inch piece of Red felt.
  • 6
    Wrap felt around neck and overlap to form scarf.
  • 7
    Secure overlapped area of scarf with a drop of glue.
  • 8
    Cut slits in both ends of scarf to create fringe.
  • 9
    Cut a 3 inch piece of Green chenille stem.
  • 10
    Bend to form an arch as shown and glue ends to head as shown.
  • 11
    Glue a Red tinsel pom pom to each end of stem to create earmuffs.
  • 12
    Apply a coat of Mod Podge to all wood areas.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Candle Holder 6 inch 104446296
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 120 pc. Round Multi-Color 8 mm 104240542
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Orange 104258589
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Emerald 104277479
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 75 pc. 1/2 inch Red White and Green Tinsel 104277826
  • New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104276451
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 7 mm 170 pc. 104233386
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Jack-O'-Lantern 104106646
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
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