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Nothing compares to the feeling of walking into a clean house with a fresh scent of burning candle. Candle brings a sense of invitation and special moment with its warmth. DIY candle decoration ideas will help you turn simple store-bought candles into beautiful gifts. You will also find easy 2023 trends to make decorative candles to sell from your online shop or handmade business idea. Conversely, you might be tempted to buy candles because the ones listed are selling like hotcakes on Etsy. If you would rather be making candles, these ideas are great for beginners.
Use these soy wax and beeswax soy candle ideas to decorate for an event, gift, or a space in your home. These ideas are great for living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Gift these for valentines day, mothers day, wedding, coworker, anniversary, teacher, boyfriend, best friend, neighbor, retirement, plant lover, long distance relationship, birthday or even housewarming.
Decorations to put in the candles
You can decorate creative candles with different things like:
- Tissue papers
- Wax Paper
- Mica powder
- Pressed flowers
- Essential oil
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Wooden log
- Acrylic Paints
- Glass tiles
- Gemstones and more
Easiest way to decorate a candle
Melting Ready-made Candle’s Wax:
- One simple trick is to buy cheap wax candles and melt them on a double boiler. You put a smaller stainless steel pot filled with wax over a large pot filled with water on low flame.
- Or a large pot filled with water bought to boiling point and submerge your candle jars into it to melt the wax in the glass jars.
Place a fresh wick and pour melted wax into a beautiful wooden bowl with potpourri or essential fragrance oil for a quick candle decoration. Be careful when the candle lits, the decoration shouldn’t catch fire or get damaged with dripping candle wax. You can also opt for flameless candles or LED candles.
DIY Candle Decoration Ideas
Find ideas to decorate candles and make candles that are popular and people like to buy. Get into making these to sell or for home decor. You will also find beautiful handmade candles to buy.
Cement Table Candle
These Candles are stunning in that they can blow the mind of your viewers. Cement + cardboard tubes + oil spray + popsicles + empty water bottle + melted wax or soy wax + perfume oil + Gold leaf + paint brush + sanding paper + heat gun by muneera.
This DIY vintage candle is a piece of art. You can make this with pillar candles + rice paper + silicone molds + clay + white glue + acrylic paints by love shabby chic.
Figure Statue Candle
Veiled lady Greece sculpture candle for home decor aethetics buy here.
Venus de milo statue candle
Old wax candles, coconut shell, scent, dried flowers and sea shells by candles and candles.
Aromatherapy jar candle
Recycle Pillar Candle
Leftover tealights or candles + crayons (for color) + candle wick + pringles container by archana.
Ceramic Bowl Candle
Two ceramic bowls (upside down) + E6000 glue + leftover wax in candle jars + candle wick by the craftessa.
Floral Soy Candle
Pink candle with wax flower on top buy here.
Beach Candle Decoration
Place sand, faux plants and sea shells in a large wooden bowl. Put a candle wick and candle wax on seashells to make tealights by design decor travel.
Modern pillar candle
Luxurious-looking minimalist and geometric candle with ruffles buy here.
Use a mold or larger box that can fit pillar candle with some space around. Add berries and evergreen to it. Pour candle wax, remove it from the container and tie a string to complete by mabougie by lyly.
Handmade real dried flowers candle
Nordic Buy here
DIY Marble Effect Candle
Pillar Candles + gloves + container + marble dyes + brush + water by Sheri Vegas.
DIY Taper Candlesticks
You can turn your boring candle into a beautiful bold one with this easy DIY. Bee wax candle + bee wax sheet + cookie cutter by inspired by charm.
Long Twisted candles
Classic Boho home decor with spiral and diamond candlesticks buy here.
Floral Ring Candle Holder
Box wire wreath + green cloth wire + wire cutter + candle holder + faux flowers by she gave it a go.
Natural Spices Candle
Dried flowers + mug/cup + candle wick + soy wax + essential oil + crystals by Amira DIYs.
Healing crystals energy and herbs fragrance aromatherapy soy candles buy here.
Farmhouse Candle Base
Dollar tree bamboo skewers + embroidery hoops + wooden discs + candles + napkins + apple barrel burnt umber acrylic paint + wood beads + jute twine + hot glue gun + glue sticks by DIY with amber.
Pillar candle + heena paste + glue + plastic cone by rabiya.
Custom message glass jar candles
Some of the coolest message or have your custom message soy wax candle buy here.
Cane Webbing Candle
It is easy to make by wrapping the candle jar with cane webbing. Cane webbing + mesh cane webbing + hot glue gun + scissors + candle jars by alice and lois.
You need a brooch with a pin and push it into the candle by totally dazzled.
Scented bubble candle buy here.
Dried Fruit Candle
Bake orange, lime and apple slices in the oven for 1 hour at 100°C. Add a pillar candle in a slightly large glass jar and add dried fruits on the side. Fix food color and fragrance oil to candle wax as you melt it in a pot and pour on top by mini mee.
Metallic Gold Dip Candles
Plain candles dipped in gold paint. Metallic gold shiner dip + gold metallic paint + metallic spray paint + candles by design and creativity.
Amethyst scented car accessories
Car air freshener (freshie) crystal charm buy here.
Decorate with Candle Pens
Make these beautiful candles with beeswax sheets and candle paints. It is a fun craft by colorful crafts.
Container + fillers (rocks, beads, flowers etc.) + water + candle sand + wick by candles and usa.
Concrete Tealight Centerpiece
Quick concrete mix + paper cups + tealight candles + fluorescent lights box (or any mold) + greenery by tatertots and jello.
Wavy pillar candle
Wide mouth mason Jar + candy thermometer + solid-color paraffin wax taper candles + waxed paper + rolling pin by bhg.
Hand rolled taper candle
Log Candle Centerpiece
Drill + spade + candlesticks + log + ribbons + greenery by liz marie galvan.
Use glass jars, glitter and flower petals to make floating candles for a special event by craftionary.
French Vanilla Coffee Candles
Coffee beans + tealight candles + ceramic bowls by Craftionary.
Crayons Dipped Candles
Citronella Candles + tin can + plastic liner + paint stirrer + slow cooker + crayons by HGTV.
Candle Wax Bowls
Balloon + candle wax + glue + dried flower by bee amour jewelry.
Decorative doughbowl candle
Farmhouse and cottage style centerpiece buy here.
Striped tapered candles
Use painter’s tape and acrylic paint to paint candlesticks inspired by anthropologie by craftberry bush.
These are some beautiful candles for plant lovers.
Author: Amber Saad