A quick and easy way to make simple candles a wonderful accessory for your home.
Step 1: Drying Flowers
Step 2: Sticking the Flowers to the Candle
To attach the flowers to the candle is actually very simple. Hold the flower in place and heat up the inside of the spoon over a candle. The spoon doesn't have to be blistering hot but hot enough to melt some of the wax. Then use the outside of the spoon, the bottom of it, to slowly flatten the flowers onto the candle. The heat from the spoon will melt the wax below the flower within a second or two and it will dry quickly too. Then the flower will be flat against the candle and hold in place.
That's it! Keep going until you have the flower layout you want on the candle. Of course when you use the candle it may burn away some of the flower decoration but since they are real flowers it is not harmful to the environment or to breathe in.
Step 3: Finished Product - Tips
- I read that when you purchase a candle it is best to not use it for a year and let it 'breathe'. Apparently the candle will burn more nicely and straight down rather than lopsided.
- Also, be careful when using the spoon over the candle as, since it is metal, it heats up quickly and very hot.
- Finally, don't hold the spoon to a single spot but rather brush over the area. Otherwise you may accidentally melt too much wax on that one spot and the candle will be uneven. Though in the end it may only be noticeable to you. ;)