Nicole™ Crafts Toy Soldier Candlestick

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by Denise Bianco, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Toy Soldier Candlestick

A simple wooden candlestick becomes Nicole ™ Crafts Toy Soldier 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 Penguin 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
    Use photo as a reference to pencil off the face in the flesh-colored area. Then pencil off the body by drawing a pencil line down the center of candlestick to show detail in jacket and pants. Create the bottom of the jacket by the separate pants area. Create the front of the jacket by crisscross two pieces of tape then outline the tape with pencil and pull tape off.
  • 2
    Paint the Face Flesh Tone. Paint the Hair Lamp (Ebony) Black. Paint the Jacket True Red. Paint Pants Ocean Blue. Paint the bottom base Ebony Black and Paint the area you taped Snow (Titanium) White. Use the photo as a guide.
  • 3
    Download and print project templates. Use templates to cut shapes from foam.
  • 4
    Glue hands to straight ends of arms. Attach rounded ends of arms to top of body.
  • 5
    Glue Gold glitter fringed pieces to top of each arm as shown. Attach belt.
  • 6
    Use Black marker to define pencil line down the center of body.
  • 7
    Use Gold Glitter dimensional paint to create toggles and buttons down front of jacket. Let dry.
  • 8
    Apply a coat of Mod Podge to all exposed wood areas.

Project Details

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

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Candle Holder 8 inch 104446299
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Light Pink 104258595
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Sheet Glitter Red 104468066
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Sheet Glitter Gold 104468073
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Sheet Glitter Black 104468064
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 200 pc. 5 mm Multi-Color 104426508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 12 pc. 2 inch Black 104276857
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 7 mm 170 pc. 104233386
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dimensional Fabric Paint 1.25 oz. Glitter Gold 104762919
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • Sharpie Permanent Marker Ultra Fine Point Black 104128548
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Ocean Blue 104521665
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose StikGlue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • 3M 3/4 inch x 60 yard Masking Tape 104148306
  • Pencil
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