Fun craft projects
8. Homemade Beaded Candles
Today, candles are a must in any home’s decor. Not only do they
add a lovely and colorful touch to the room’s surrounding, they
introduce an inviting aroma to the whole house. At home decor
stores, you could spend anywhere from $5 to $25 or more on
beautiful and unique candles. If you hate to spend that kind of
money, but long to have elegant candles in your home, here’s a
quick and easy solution. Decorate your own candles for pennies on the dollar! This crafting project
will allow all the creative leeway you want and it is a perfect idea for gifts as well! In only a few easy
steps you will be enjoying the glitter and gleam of your own homemade designer candles.
What will I need?
Small crafting pins (I used small sequin pins)
Plain, inexpensive candles
How do I do it?
To get started, you will want to choose the candle you will be working with. Find a plain candle in
any size, shape and color at a local crafting store or discount retailer. There are literally thousands
of options to choose from. You could even pick up a few and make a collection of candles. Next
choose the beads you want to add to the candle. There is a wide range of beads to choose from
and most come in packages of 20 or more. When purchasing your crafting pins be sure to take note
of the size of the hole in the beads you choose. You will need to make sure that the head of the pin
is large enough to securely place the bead onto the candle. Packages of crafting pins can also be
found at your local crafting store and usually come in packages of 100 or more. These pins come in
both silver and gold tones, so you can choose which color best compliments the beads and candle
1. Decide on a pattern that you will be applying to your candle. You can place the beads
randomly around the candle or chose a striped (or other) pattern.
2. If you decide create a pattern on your candle, use the point of one of the crafting pins and
map out the pattern by making small pin marks into the wax. Not too deep though, you may
decide later to change the pattern.