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Wood Veneer Slider Box Top for Tea Light Candles
1 6 1/8” – 6 ¼” X 5” piece of veneer, grain going the length of the piece
4 ½” X 5” pieces of veneer
1 6” by 1 ¼” veneer for mat, cut up a postcard for this
1 3/8” punch or second circle in the large classic circle set of Nestabilities
Crop-o-dile or 1/8” punch
Stamps and ink for tissue paper
Using directions for the template found on Paper Craft Plant I created a box bottom for 4 tea light candles out of Georgia Pacific 110 lb paper from Wal-Mart. You could use veneer, too, but I’m being frugal with my veneer right now.
I stamped leaves from Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s “Fall Leaves and Acorns” set on about a 5” X 6” piece of tissue paper in various colors of inks. I then used my Nesties to cut 4 1 3/8” circles from the stamped tissue paper. Be sure to punch the tissue paper with cardstock so you get a clean cut or punch! Using my Crop-o-dile I punched a 1/8” hole in the middle of my tissue paper circles using a cardstock circle as a backing.
I placed one tissue paper circle over the wick of each candle and using the heat gun ‘melted’ the tissue paper onto the top of each tea light candle. My tea light candles are scented and have a bump up in the middle – my tissue paper didn’t lay down completely smooth but they smell delicious! Once cooled, I adhered the ½” X 5” pieces of veneer around the sides of the tea light candles with red line tape.
I found the 6 1/8” X 5” template length didn’t work for these candles. I increased the length to 6 ¼.” I scored the veneer per the directions for the slider box top going with the grain of the veneer. Going across the grain would cause breakage and possible splinters, yucky mess.
So far I’ve decorated the red maple/ cherry slider box top with designer paper and another scrap piece of veneer. I decorated a mahogany/ walnut box top with a 1 ¼ “ X 6” piece of a birch or light maple postcard with Nestie square cut outs and some punched red mahogany/cherry and red maple/cherry Marvy punched leaves for embellishment.
Hope you come up with lots more ideas – I’m thinking bigger leaf stamps, more stamping on the veneer before it’s scored for the box topper and dreaming about what veneer to use for Christmas tea light candles!
Thanks to Lori, for letting me share her template and ideas as applied to a wood veneer project.