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How to Decorate a Candle with Pressed Flowers and Dried Herbs

We like to make homemade gifts for the grandparents for holidays. Since our family reads the blog, I don’t want to spoil this year’s Mother’s Day surprises.

Two years ago, my daughter (then a few months shy of three years’ old) decorated pillar candles with flowers she had picked and pressed.

This simple craft makes a fun gift for moms, grandmas and aunts.

Materials

  • a wide pillar candle
  • small votives or clear wax for melting
  • pressed flowers or dried herbs for decorating

Directions for Decorating a Candle

1. Melt clear wax (next time we will probably do this in a tin can in a pot of water).

2. Paint the surface of the votive with the melted wax.

3. Apply the pressed flowers or dried herbs to the candle.  If you use dried herbs, I find that long stems, like rosemary or lavender work well. Another option is dried citrus fruit.

4. Paint over the decorations with melted wax.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Home Arts, Spring · Tags: , , ,

8 Responses to "How to Decorate a Candle with Pressed Flowers and Dried Herbs"

  1. Pumpkinbear says:

    So cute! I love the idea of using flowers that the children have picked and pressed themselves. We’ve been playing with candlemaking lately, so my girls could craft every single thing about this project!

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