How to Make Miss La Sen Floating Candle Holder

Four Parts:Preparing the pattern templatesMaking the candle holderMaking Miss La SenUsing the Miss La Sen candle holder

You can see many floating candles in many such festivals as the Loy Krathong Festival, Happy Lunar New Year, and the praying floating lantern festivals in some Asian countries. A Miss La Sen floating candle holder will be something a little different from the usual and you can make these floating candle holders easily.

Part 1
Preparing the pattern templates

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    Print out the pattern for the holder form. Click on this image to enlarge, then print it out on A4 sized paper.
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    Print out the pattern for the Miss La Sen shape. Click on this image and print it out on A4 sized paper.

Part 2
Making the candle holder

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    Trace the candle holder form onto the foam. Use foam with a thickness of 5mm, to ensure that you have created a strong base. Cut this foam piece out.
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    Punch a single hole on the left of each petal. This will be used to to poke the arrow ends of the petals through. You have 6 petals.
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    Poke the six arrows into the 6 holes. This will create the holder, shaped like a lotus flower.
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    On each petal, punch 3 holes to allow the light of the candle to shine through.

Part 3
Making Miss La Sen

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    Cut out the elements of Miss La Sen’s head. These are: The headband, head, mouth, eyes, cheeks, flower and bow.
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    Use the glue-gun to glue the headband onto the head.
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    Glue the flower onto the right ear.
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    Glue the eyes, cheeks, mouth, bow onto the head.
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    Glue the Miss La Sen’s head onto the candle holder. Put it in a suitable position so that the two arms can be added next.
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    Glue the two arms onto the petal. They go just beneath the head.

Part 4
Using the Miss La Sen candle holder

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    Put a tea-light candle in the foam holder. You can light up the candle now, to see how it illuminates the flower.
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    Add some decorative flare to the candle holder. You can add some fresh flowers around the candle. Then it's ready to put on the river; simply release it from the water's edge during such festivals as the Loy Krathong Festival, Happy Lunar New Year and the floating lantern festivals, etc.


  • To avoid adding rubbish that doesn't break down into the environment, always fetch back any floating candles you release, to recycle or properly dispose of the foam, candle metal base and any other items that won't biodegrade naturally.

Things You'll Need

  • Printer and paper
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Foam
  • Glue
  • Hole puncher
  • Tea light candle
  • Fresh flowers (optional)

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Categories: Candles Lamps and Fireplaces | Crafts