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DIY GOLD DINOSAUR CANDLE HOLDERS

By Jenny Brownlees, Jul 21 2017 05:01PM

Who isn't in need of a gold dinosaur to spruce up their flat?


After buying a box of 15 dino friends from trusty Poundland, (£1 for 15!) for my terrarium project, I pondered what to do with my new found prehistoric mates.


Since I had some gold spray paint left, (everything looks better gold, doesn't it?) I got to work making these candle holders.


I bought my candles from Tiger for £1 each. I love the range of colours available! You will also need a sharp knife.


How to


Because our dino's were soft plastic, you could cut them with a sharp knife. If you're are made of hard plastic, a small hacksaw will work.


1. In the middle back of your dino (sizes and shapes obviously vary!) cut with a knife to make a one inch square. Though a circle would be ideal, we found it easier to cut out a square by joining four straight slice cuts with our knife.

2. Hold your candle behind your dinosaur and think about how tall you'd like your candle to be. Four legged friends can hold a taller candle, but go too tall and Mr T-Rex on only his back feet, would topple.

3. We made our pink candle 6 inches tall, and the lilac 4 inches. Cut your candles off squarely, with an inch at the bottom to spare.

4. Using your knife, shave the bottom of the candle down into a point, until it fits in your square hole. It's better for the candle to be snug than too loose.


Total cost = £6


These guys are too pretty to light!

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