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5 DIY Candle Decoration Ideas

Candles are a beautiful way to spruce up a room as they are easy to embellish and accessorise with any theme. With the summer months upon us, the coastal look is increasing in popularity so we’ve jumped on this trend to bring you five DIY candle decoration ideas using pillar candles and floating candles that have a relaxed and breezy feel.

Less is more with pillar candles

The first DIY candle decoration you can try is very simple, and requires few items to complete the look. A glass terrarium candle holder such as our Langdon series provides a good starting point to place white pillar candles in (we used one for a minimal look). Decorate with neutral coloured sand, seashells and snip a few frangipani flower heads to really bring the tropics inside.

DIY candle decoration idea

Items used: 1/ Hurricane Candle Holder 2/ Frangipani Spray in White/Yellow 3/ Assorted Shells in Natural 4/ Pillar Candle

Floating candles for triple the tranquillity

Achieve more than just a tropical theme with a set of three floating candles – these add an immediate calming effect, which helps create a spa-like atmosphere in any bathroom or guestroom. Start off with three slender hurricane glass candle holders of different heights and fill them with approximately 1-2cm of crushed seashells – you can vary the amount of seashells used to create depth – then pour water about three-quarters of the way. Lastly and gently, place a floating candle in each vase before lighting them.

DIY candle decoration idea

Items used: 1/ Cylinder Vase (20cmH) 2/ Cylinder Vase (26cmH) 3/ Cylinder Vase (16cmH) 4/ Floating Candles 5/ Assorted Shells in Natural

Get creative with pillar candles

Sometimes, it’s worth putting in a little more effort and getting creative for a stylish finish. Place two different sized pillar candles on the candle holders and wrap each one with a neutral coloured ribbon – preferably in jute or flax for a balanced mix of texture. Next, trim two branches off a coral tree (one slightly larger than the other) then hot glue each one to ribbon. To finish, hot glue a seashell on to each branch (we spray painted the seashells with Design Master in white to complete the look) and you’ve got a charming table centrepiece!

DIY coastal candle decor

Items used: 1/ Pillar Candle (15cmH) 2/ Pillar Candle (20cmH) 3/ Ceramic Candelabra 4/ Jute Ribbon in Natural 5/ Design Master Spray in Flat White 6/ Assorted Shells in Natural 7/ Artificial Branches

Pillar candles with a modern touch

This is where we turn a simple idea into a modern and contemporary design. Again, use different sized pillar candles and wrap each one with foliage – the trick is to hot glue a twig with 2-3 leaves around each one and add layer upon layer till you cover the entire candle. Tighten the leaves with a jute ribbon and tie a bow on the front of each one, which also gives it a touch of modernity.

DIY candle decoration idea

Items used: 1/ Laurel Leaf 2/ Poly Flax Jute Ribbon 3/ Pillar Candle (15cmH) 4/ Pillar Candle (20cmH)

Pillar candles of different height

Create a lovely addition for any room with a seashore look. Start with a long rectangular wooden tray, preferably in white and arrange seven to nine candles (a good rule of thumb is to stick to an odd number) of different heights in any pattern before you scatter seashells around the pillar candles. Light the candles, accessorise with tropical flowers and place in a room!

DIY coastal candle decor

Items used: 1/ Pillar Candle 2/ Pillar Candle (10cmH) 3/ Pillar Candle (15cmH) 4/ Wooden Tray in White 5/ Assorted Shells in Natural

Whether it’s the first candle decoration idea or the last – even all of them, we hope you are more inspired to add a coastal touch in your home with floating and pillar candles.

DIY candle decorations

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1 Response

  1. Sylvia Dewy

    The decoration ideas are really simple and candles are looking beautiful, but in the option ‘Pillar candles with a modern touch’ – I wonder how the candle will burn properly with so many leaves around?

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