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How to Make Bicycle Gear Votive Holders

Give your decor a shot of steampunk style by turning discarded bicycle parts into industrial-chic votive holders.

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Step 4: Insert candle into center of gears.
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Choose Appropriately-Sized Gears

In order for the gear votive holder to proportionately align with the candles it holds, you must heed proper size and scale. Stick with gears between 2-1/2 inches and 6-1/2 inches in diameter. Because the gears will be layered with a pyramid effect, using several gears differing between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch in diameter will result in a balanced, stacked look.

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