Activity 26: Decorative Flower Candle

We have decorated candles by melting wax paper onto the candle with a hairdryer. The flowers can be melted onto the candle in this way, or by the following.

I would use the candle for decorative purposes only as we have used glue, please be aware of this! Be careful.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • A Glass Jar

  • A Wick

  • Old Candles

  • Dried Flowers

  • A Grater

  • A Bain Marie Style Bowl

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WHAT TO DO:

Step 1.

Gather all your materials: a glass jar, a wick, old candles, dried flowers, a grater and a bain-marie style bowl.

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Step 2.

 

Grate your old candles into the bowl.

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Step 3.

 

Glue your dried flowers onto the glass. Only a little bit of glue is needed.

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Step 4.

 

Glue the metal part of your wick onto the bottom of the glass.

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Step 5.

 

Melt the wax in a baine marie style, then transfer the melted wax into the glass jar. If you want to use 2 colours of wax, wait till the first colour is fully dried.

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If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!