Beautiful Pressed Flower Candles
by Erica Hildebrand
These candles are a great bathroom accent. I make them foremost to give as
gifts with bath oils and bath salts. I will usually give two small pillar
candles, and one jar of bath salts in a small basket or box. Depending on the
bath salts I choose the flowers I use by color or type. Lavender would be a
pansy, because it is purple, and pansies make some of the best candles. You
can also use greenery such as fern or leaves, those purple leaves are great.
You display the flowers and greenery on the candle beneath a thin layer of
You will need:
Pillar candles......large or small
Pressed flowers (your choice)
Pressed greens (your choice)
raffia, (optional completely)
craft glue or hot glue
news paper, an old towel, or I use wax paper.
To make these lovely candles:
Very carefully, or with tweezers, pick up flowers and greenery. Arrange on
candle. Also very carefully add a touch of glue to the backs of the flowers
and greenery you can use a tooth pick or q tip to make it easier.
Let it sit for about 15 minutes to allow glue to dry completely.
Fill sauce pan with water and warm over medium low heat. Balance metal bowl
on rims so it sits above the waters surface. Melt wax this way.
Hold candle by the wick, either with your fingers (long wick) or for safety
or with piers or tongs. Dip candle into the wax entirely. Remove slowly.
Place candle on wax paper and allow to dry very well.
To add a nice touch tie raffia around the top of the candle and tie into a
bow. If not you can adorn with a tag....attached to a thin piece of
embroidery thread in a complimentary color.
Most flowers are great with this idea, and fern, cedar and oak leaves