Scandinavian Mini Candleholder with Bird

Scandinavian Mini Candleholder with Bird

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 24th 2014

Give your décor a Scandinavian accent with Americana® Acrylics on this mini candleholder.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • wood glue
    • #4 flat brush
    • silicon glue
    • #0 spotter brush
    • stylus or ballpoint pen
    • 150-grit sandpaper
    • 2" x 3-1/2" wooden bird
    • brown paper bag
    • 2" x 3" rectangular sign
    • 3/4" candle cup with 1/4" hole



    Allow paint to dry between color, coats, and steps. Allow glue to dry between steps.

    1. Using a 150-grit sandpaper, sand the rectangular base smooth and remove dust with a damp paper towel.
    2. Using wood glue, center and glue the candle cup onto the base.
    3. Using a #4 flat brush, basecoat the candle cup and bird, Snow White and the rectangular base, Primary Red
    4. Using a piece of brown paper bag, sand the bird, base, and the candle cup smooth. Remove any dust with a damp paper towel.
    5. Copy the patterns onto the tracing paper and transfer to the bird and candle cup with the transfer paper underneath. Use a stylus or ballpoint pen to transfer the patterns.
    6. Using a #0 spotter brush, paint the strokework on the bird and candle cup with Primary Red.
    7. Using silicon glue, adhere the bottom front of the bird to the side of the base behind the candle cup.


    Bird Pattern