First you must take a strip of old magazine and fold the sides to be overlapping in the middle.
I would roll the magazine around a pencil or pen or something circular (besides your finger) because it gives it a more clean edge.
Now the bottom is a solid huge chunk of strips of magazines. Then the sides are made up of the rolled up magazines.
This is a top view of the candle holder.
I only built up the sides about 2/3 of the way. Also, if you don't want it to flare out towards the top then glue the circles straight on top of each other.
Helpful Tip: the strands of glue that a hot glue gun creates are super annoying...take a blow dryer to them. They melt within seconds.