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How To Make Miniature Dollhouse Candles

Updated on September 8, 2011

Miniature Polymer Clay Candles For Your Dollhouse

Make tiny drippy candles like the one's seen here, in Witch Hilda's Cottage.

More free miniature dollhouse projects at My Small Obsession, click the link at the bottom of this page.

You will also find a video tutorial near the bottom of this page.

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Polymer clay in a variety of colors including black and translucent

Toaster oven or oven ~ for baking the clay

Sharp blade


Step Two:

Roll clay into a log approx. 1/2 inch thick.

Use a sharp blade to make a clean cut in the clay, this clean cut end is the top of the candle.

Step One:

Mix colored clay with translucent clay, use the proportions in the picture as a guide, the more translucent clay added, the more tranlucent the candle will be.

I used Sculpey brand clay for this demonstration but I have found that Fimo gives more translucence to the candles.

Step Three:

Begin rolling the log, notice the clean cut end begins to dimple in. Roll to desired lenght and cut to size, do not cut the dimpled end.

Step Four:

Stand candle up and flatten bottom.

Trim more if needed.

Step Five:

Roll out a very thin snake of clay, about 1mm thick, this will be the "dripped" wax.

Taper one end of the snake.

Step Six:

Gently press the tapered end of the snake of clay against the top of the candle. Gently pull towards bottom of candle and taper off the end.

Continue adding "dripped wax" until you achieve the look you want.

Step Seven:

Roll out another thin snake of clay and wrap it around the bottom of the candle to achieve a "puddle of wax".

Step Eight:

Roll a snake of black colored clay as thin as you can get it.

Cut into pieces about 1/4 inch long and taper one end slightly. Bake at approx. 250 degrees for about 5 minutes. Let cool, these will be the "wick".

Step Nine:

Place "wick" into center of candle. Bake candle at approx. 250 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Let cool

Use your imagination to create many different kinds of candles.

Experiment with diffrent sizes, shapes and colors.

With many colors available in polymer clay, the possibilities are endless! Have fun!

Video Tutorial - Miniature Halloween Candles

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      Those look so realistic, impressive tutorial! Blessed!

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      MiniMaker 6 years ago

      @GonnaFly: =)

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      MiniMaker 6 years ago

      @Stacy Birch: I have a small toaster oven just for baking clay. If you can, reserve a âdedicated ovenâ for baking polymer clay. Using your home oven is an option for very infrequent baking sessions, but you must thoroughly wash out the inside afterward with baking soda and water to remove any baked-on residue from the fumes, which will re-release when you use the oven later to bake food.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      These are soooo cute. Love them =D

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      I normally take the very thin birthday candles and cut them to size, but they are not thick candles. This looks nice, I will definitely try that.

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      Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      That's really cool, I never thought of using a toaster oven for baking clay.

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      MiniMaker 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      anonymous 7 years ago