36 Outstanding Candle Craft Ideas
A not so well-kept secret is that candlelight gives a room elegance and brings a comforting feel to the surroundings. If you add beauty and uniqueness to the equation, you have candles with a crafter's touch.
I searched for what I considered outstanding candle projects, and if the projects I found also included directions, I chose to include in this article.
I think you will be pleased with the candle crafts that I found. All of the candle crafts include a picture of the project and the name of the site where you will find the directions. With these ideas, you'll have a great start crafting with candles.
Find the directions to make the beautiful, etched candle holders above at Crafts Unleashed.
1. Christmas Wine Glass Candle
If you like the looks of this Christmas candle, be sure to visit the site, DiyandCrafts, for the tutorial. This is a strictly, pictures only tutorial, but the pictures are such that you can easily see how to make the candles.
2. Candle Using Mod Podge
Use this idea with different papers, napkins or scrapbooking papers to make a candle exactly like what you want. Go to Creative Passage for all the instructions.
3. Tealight Holder
Start keeping all those small olive, pickle and topping jars to make beautiful Christmas tealight gifts. You'll find the directions for making these simple to make Christmas lights at be a fun mom.
4. Decorative Pillar Candles
There is a definite feel of Spring when you look at these paper wrapped pillar candles. They would make beautiful gifts for a wedding or baby shower.
5. Leaf Light Lanterns
You'll use real leaves to make this creative lantern. Go to Twig and Toadstool to find out how to make this project.
6. Holiday Floating Candles
This is an outstanding project that you will really enjoy. Make holiday floating candles for your own use or to give as gifts.
7. Dollar Store Candle Snowman
8. Lace Covered Candle Holders
You'll find a variety of lace ribbons at any craft store to make candles like these. The laces come in different widths so these are extremely easy to make. For the directions, go to Good Housekeeping.
9. Hanging Jar Lantern
Imagine hanging these candle lanterns on your patio for your next patio party. Easy to make and beautiful. Go to All Free Crafts to find out how to make them.
10. Dried Flowers Candles
Check out the technique for making these candles. I'm going to be making some of these beauties. The instructions can be found at CountryLiving.
I love these candles. To find out how easy it is to make them, go to MERRY STOCKINGS.
12. Haunting Glass Candle Holders
Decorating for a Halloween event would be fun with candles like these for a theme. Of course if you used red hearts instead of the black skulls you'd have a nice Valentine theme. Go to OHMY! Creative for the instructions.
13. Stenciled Burlap Candleholders
A great gift idea! Who wouldn't love to receive a beautiful stenciled candle holder like this?
14. Tea Cup Candles
You can find tea cups and saucers at garage sales and Dollar stores, so have fun making these inexpensively. I would want to glue the saucer under the tea cup. You'll find the directions for this project is found at Martha Stewart.
15. Halloween Votive Candle - Quick & EZ Kids Craft
16. Tin Can Luminary Candle Holders
This would be a fun project for the family to do together. These luminaries made using recycled tin cans makes the project inexpensive and simple. Find the instructions for this project at Craft Foxes. I really like the handles on these luminaries.
17. Faux Mercury Glass (Pottery Barn Inspired)
18. Birch Tree Bark Candles
For this very rustic looking candle, go to Country Living for the directions.
19. Colorful Washi Tape Candles
To find the instructions on making this project, go to I Spy DIY.
20. Silver Star Candle Holder
I found the instructions for making the silver stars for this glass candle holder to be very interesting. Check out the directions given at Craftideas.info to make the silver stars, which can be used over and over.
21. Lighthouse Candle Holder
You'll find the instructions at Thrifty Fun to make this beautiful lighthouse candle decoration.
22. Epsom Salt Candle Jars
I like the wavy edges on this set of candle jars made using epsom salt for the frosty look. You'll find the directions for making these candle jars at GANZ world.
23. Cut Paper Candle Wrap
This project is more time consuming than it is pricey, even though it looks like it would be expensive. See how to make this unique wrap at How About Orange.
24. Decoupaged Tea Light
25. Heart Candle Holder
Make a beautiful pastel candle holder like this one using chalk paint. The instructions for this candle holder are found at This Grandma is Fun.
26. City Image Candles
Images used from old books is what makes these candles so unique. A favorite craft whose instructions can be found at CRAFT AND CREATIVITY.
27. Driftwood Candle Holders
Find the tutorial for making this shabby chic driftwood candle holder at Live Creatively Inspired.
28. Candle and Goblet Craft
You can decorate your home for different seasons by just changing shades on these goblet candle lamps. Find the instructions for making them at Candle Lampshade Craft. Imagine shades made to look like a snowman face or a Santa.
29. 6 Ways to Re-use Candle Jars
30. Mantle Mania
Can't you just see this candle arrangement on a fireplace mantle? Find out how to make this arrangement at CATHIE FILIAN. Love it!!
31. Washi Tea Lights
Who would have thought that such a simple thing as a strip of Washi tape could make tea lights look elegant. This site, trendenser.se is written in a foreign language, but the pictures are a great guide.
32. Vintage French Candles
33. Peppermint Striped Candlesticks
Make a beautiful holiday centerpiece with these peppermint striped candlesticks. Just add a little greenery and you're set to go.
34. Polka Dot Candles
I think these glittery dots on the candle makes them simple and elegant. They would be a beautiful wedding decoration. Find the instructions at Crafts Unleashed.
35. Glitter Pumpkin Candles
These really simple to make glitter pumpkin candles will give your fall table a festive look.
36. Air Wick Party Favors
These elegant Air Wick party favors would be perfect for a bridal shower or baby shower gift.
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