Step 1

Step 4: Insert candle into center of gears.

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Step 4: Insert candle into center of gears.

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.

Step 2

Step 2: Clean gears for votive

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Wipe Excess Oil

Before assembling the gears, wipe excess oil and residue with a damp cloth or paper towel.

Step 3

Step 3a: Stack gears and glue together.

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Step 3a: Stack gears and glue together.

Apply Glue and Stack

Allow one full day for glue to cure before inserting and lighting votive candle.

Step 4

Gear tabletop candle votive

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Gear tabletop candle votive

Insert Votive Candle

After the glue has properly cured and stacked gears have bonded, place votive candle into hole of top gear.