These pressed flower candles are the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside! They are surprisingly easy to make and look absolutely stunning when finished. Add a little whimsy and beauty to your home with this pretty nature craft!
Today we are mixing a couple of my favorite things- flowers and candles! These were really fun to make and I look forward to trying more as our seasons change so I can use flowers from our own yard!
If you are wondering if this craft is suitable for children, I would definitely suggest assisting them with the process. My boys were able to help a bit, but required guidance. Children will need developed fine motor skills to be able to handle the flowers and melted wax at the same time. If they are too young for that step, they can always help collect and press the flowers!
Ready to make a few pressed flower candles?! I bet you won’t be able to stop at just one! Here’s what you’ll need….
- Taper candles- white or colorful
- Pressed flowers and leaves– You can either purchase them online or gather flowers and press them yourself. We love making these flowers around Christmas time and this set has the perfect colors for holiday candles! If you are looking for a simple tutorial, check out my post that explains how to press flowers!
- Tea light candles and match or lighter
- Small paintbrushes
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Here’s How We Made The Candles:
Light the tea candle and wait until the it has melted a bit. Gently dip the paintbrush into the melted wax (obviously avoid the flame!) The melted wax will act as a glue and seal the flowers on the candle. The wax dries VERY quickly so you will need to work quickly too!
Set your first flower in place.
Dip the paintbrush in the candle and gently spread the melted wax on the flower. If you get a clump of wax on your paintbrush, simply set it in the melted wax area of the candle and it will melt away.
I found it helpful to press down stubborn areas of the flowers and leaves into the soft wax.
You can add just one piece of nature per candle or a bunch! It looks beautiful either way.
Don’t these candles look beautiful?! They make the perfect handmade gift or decoration for your home.
I love looking at the beautiful details of the flowers and leaves!
Do you like the flowers or leaves more? I can’t decide! I suggest working with a wide variety of nature pieces to see which ones you like best. If you try this, tag me @littlepinelearners on Instagram! I can’t wait to see your candles!
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I hope you give this pressed flower craft a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this activity as my boys.