Every time that I trim my trees here, I like to take some of the straighter peices and turn out shapes for candle holders, making sure they can except a large candle/in the very center drill a hole for taper candles. Keep at it ! I take these items to candle parties and sellout every time. Well how does this guy dry them ? let me explain: put finished peice in a plastic bag, every day take item out and turn bag inside out and place peice back in bag.