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My latest project that is completed. It has 43 orange flickering candles. Why 43? I have no clue, just made a bunch of candles up and that's what it came up too. All the wiring and the battery is hidden inside the base.
 

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Thank you, wish I had a better camera but it is what it is. I'll take a close up pic of the candles.
 

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Love it!!!! And I have to add those candles look so real? R they the PVC type? They look skinnier...do u mind sharing a how to or supply list??
Yes they are made out of PVC. I think it's 1/2", 3/4", & 1 1/4" PVC. It's just scrap PVC from around the house and job dumpster sites.

Supplies hmm- PVC pipe cut varying lengths from varying sizes, cardboard from boxes, orange flickering LED's-from ebay (100 pre-wired flickering w/resistors and wire for like $25), foam sheet from Home Depot, some wood dowel that would fit inside some 3/4" PVC, small 12 V battery, 2 terminal strips, 1/4" plywood, 2x4, some paint.

I got the idea from this site and I added my twist to it. I cut some small pieces of PVC so that I could use a pencil to draw out the size of cardboard I needed, cut the circles out ( it doesn't have to be exact), took a scribe and punch a hole in the cardboard for the led, took a drill bit by hand and just twisted it in. Install the pre-wired LED into the cardboard, put hot glue on the wire to hold the led in place, then slid the cardboard/led into the PVC, hot glue it in and use the glue to make the appearance of a candle, tape up the led light, then paint, then remove the tape. Use hot glue to place onto the plywood. Be sure to drill a hole for the wire to go through first. It took some time but I only got about $15 in the whole tombstone.

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The tombstone- has a piece of 1/4" plywood on the back about 1/2 way up, I then glued some PVC onto the plywood, drilled holes in the back 2x4 so that the wood dowels would fit tightly, so now the PVC slides over the wood dowels and it holds the tombstone in place also it hides the battery and wiring compartment. I'll take some more pics if you would like to show more.
 

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That looks great! I was thinking of adding some kind of light to one of my tombstones, but candles didn't cross my mind.

Just one question. Are the candles glued on or how are they sitting?
Yes they are hot glued down.
 

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Looks awesome. I've thought about using candles to light it up, very creative. I might try this when I remake/upgrade my old tombstones
 

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Only thing I should add is, after you paint the PVC pipe with the hot glue, for some reason it takes a few days for the paint to actually dry on the glue. I even tried different paint and it still took a few days for it to completely dry. Maybe I was using wrong type of glue sticks, again I don't know why.

Thanks everyone for the compliments.
 
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