A few candles can light up a room with their warm glow, but they add even more to your décor with a few unique, pretty embellishments. Not sure how to decorate candles with your own hands? These tips and a selection of photos will inspire you to create masterpieces!
Candles are an essential attribute in home décor and in decorating a festive table. Ordinary candles may look boring to you, even if you match them with expensive candlesticks. Try to decorate candles with your own hands in a beautiful and unique way.
Cinnamon sticks have an amazing aroma and a warm, cozy feel. The smell of cinnamon has been proven to soothe and uplift the mood and also reduce appetite. Candle decoration with cinnamon can be used both in home décor and in the decoration of a festive table or a romantic dinner. It will be no less pleasant to receive such a beauty as a gift.
Decorating candles with cinnamon is as easy as shelling pears. Carefully place the sticks around the base and tie them with a ribbon, rope, cord, or lace. For a romantic setting, you can add beads to the décor or pin the ribbon with a beautiful brooch.
Place a small dot of hot glue on the back of each and press it against the candle, placing it vertically with the bottom in line with the bottom of the candle. Continue all the way around the candle, then tie a piece of ribbon around them for decoration. You can embellish it even more with a sprig of holly or cranberries.
Candle decoration with coffee is perfect for home décor and the smell is fantastic. There are two ways you can decorate your pillar candle with coffee beans:
Similar to coffee beans, you can use cereals, beans, seeds, nuts, and even pasta. It is difficult to come up with something simpler, but the result is amazing. With a little effort, spectacular patterns can be obtained if you use several types of cereals or spend time dyeing rice in different shades.
Another option is to glue the grains to the wax candles - this is easy to do if you heat the candle with a hairdryer.
Don’t know where or how to use the shells brought from vacation? You can create astonishing candle decorations with them.
It is not difficult to make impromptu candlesticks from shells with your own hands, and it is not difficult to make a cozy “bed” for candles from cones, using a suitable vase or basket as a base.
A decorative hearth or fireplace can be decorated with candles placed on stumps made from branches.
The dining table will look spectacular in a composition of natural ingredients from the garden or forest.
Candles decorated with the decoupage technique are perfect for a wedding table or as a gift.
If you're looking for a simple candle decoration for your wedding, use satin ribbons and pretty-headed safety pins. Accessorize the ribbons with lace, bows, brooches, earrings, and other handy materials found in a jewelry box.
Burlap crafts are very popular nowadays. This fabric can turn a not expensive candle into a work of art.
Be aware that a burning candle carries a potential fire hazard. Using décor, think a hundred times whether it is possible to light a flame with it or is it better to be content with only the beauty of the resulting masterpiece.