valentines day candlesLet the Valentine’s Day DIYs commence! And what better way to start planning a romantic day (and evening) than with candles? I’m not one for mushiness. But, I’ll definitely make an exception for cute heart shaped confetti, any day of the week. So today, we are going to share 3 DIY Valentine’s Day Candle Ideas, that can be made in under 15 minutes and use heart shaped confetti. So let’s get started!

valentine candles

Note: Though we have used confetti in the designs here. You don’t need to strictly follow that. An easy way is to print out some hearts and cut them out. Or, you can get a ready made punch and make cutouts.

making candles

For this first design, all you’re going to need is,

In order to make these Valentines candles:

  1. Start by pasting the hearts haphazardly on the side of the candles. Make sure to paste them from the edges completely. Or the paint will peel off later.
  2. Add a light layer of the paint over the sides of the candle, by dipping a toothbrush in paint (minus water) and spraying it near the hearts. You can add another color after the paint has dried. We also painted, the top of the candle pink.
  3. After the paint has dried, use a tweezer to carefully peel off the cutouts. Go slow here, as the paint will peel off, if you pull them too much.

diy candle

Moving on to the second design, you’ll need:

The steps for this DIY Valentines candle design are the simplest. All you need to do is:

  1. Paste the ribbon in the middle of the bowl. If you’re making multiple candle votives, make sure to place the ribbon in the same place on all of them.
  2. Paste small sized confetti at odd angles around the edges of the gold ribbon.

making valentine candles

For the last design, you’ll need:

To make these valentine candles, you should:

  1. Paste the confetti on the outside of the glass tumbler. Another alternate, is to draw hearts with a black marker and filling them in completely.
  2. Paste the bottom of the tumbler on the coaster and see if the candle fits inside.
  3. Hold the paper around coaster and measure it. Then, cut it to size and paste the edge. There should be atleast 1cm gap between the glass and the paper.

After you’ve made this candle, please be careful of one thing. Always light the candle first and then slide the paper around the tumbler. If you light the candle afterwards, you can burn the paper.

burning candles

In fact, for this particular candle, you can invert the 3d effect created by the paper easily. If you don’t place the paper around the candle. The light won’t bounce back from the paper and will create heart shaped shadows around the candle. And it’s quite pretty!

candle with hearts

diy valentines day candles

How do you like our quick Valentine’s Day Candle Ideas and which one would you like to make? Let me know in the comments below.