Just because your flowers have started to wilt doesn’t mean you can’t use them anymore! Add a sentimental touch to your bedroom or bathroom décor with DIY dried flower candles. It only takes a few simple ingredients to add your own unique floral arrangement to any plain candle.
This project works best if your flower petals are completely dry (for a step-by-step guide on drying flowers, visit Better Homes and Garden). However, you can use fresh or wilted flowers as well.
On a piece of paper, lay out your petals in a decorative arrangement. Remember that the line of flowers you lay out will eventually be seen as a cylinder, wrapping around your candle.
Using a small dab of Stick-um, glue the flowers to the candle, one at a time, until your flower arrangement is complete. Press down firmly to make sure the flowers are flat against the side of the candle.
Put your paraffin wax in a dipping can and set it in the double boiler over medium heat until the wax is melted.
Hold the flowered candle by the wick and carefully dip it in the wax, holding it in place for five seconds. Carefully remove and inspect the candle to make sure the flowers are still pressed flat (if they aren’t, press them down with your finger).
Dip again, by the wick, for another five seconds. Remove the candle and let it dry for at least two hours.