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How to make a candlestick from a stone and some copper pipe

It's important to create the right atmosphere and get your home feeling festive over the holidays — the little finishing touches can really make things feel special. With a little help from Sugru, you can design your own unique pieces and turn them into fun projects to make yourself over the holidays.

Just like this lovely stone and copper candle holder, that will add a nice touch to your Christmas table.

For this project you will need:

- a length of 22mm diameter copper pipe (3/4'') - perfect fit for candles!
- a copper end cap
- two single use packs of Sugru - choose the colour you want
- a nice looking stone
- and a candle

Copper and Stone look great together and with Sugru it's easy to combine them in interesting ways, and bring a little festive glow to your home.

Step 1 — Use one pack of Sugru to create feet on the bottom of the stone

Step 2 — Level the stone so the Sugru flattens into level feet and leave for 24 hours.

Tip: rub a soapy water on the table surface when leveling the feet to stop the Sugru sticking.

24 hours later the Sugru will be cured into lovely rubbery feet.

Step 3 — Attach the copper cap to the top of the stone and insert the copper pipe - make sure it's straight! Smooth the Sugru around the edges of the cap with your finger. Leave to cure to 24 hours.

Tip: rub the copper with a very fine wool to make it smooth and bright - it makes a big difference and you could spray it with clear lacquer to keep it that way.


Sugru is hand-mouldable so it's easy to shape, and it bonds to most materials so you can stick different materials together like metal and stone. Sugru cures into a grippy, flexible silicone rubber and has excellent dampening properties, so it's great for making rubber feet on things. Plus it's removable, so you can take it off if you ever want to.

Head over to our Craft & Making section for loads more projects you can make over the holidays, like this awesome clock using Sugru + twigs or these gorgeous stained glass decorations.