Create a romantic atmosphere filled with love with these DIY Valentine’s Day pillar candles. Super easy to make, these romantic candles come together in just a few minutes with only four steps!
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I’ll be honest and tell you that it wasn’t until recently that I began to. These days though, I adore the look of rustic Valentine’s Day décor to fill my home.
The problem I have is that I really can be somewhat cheap sometimes. All that really means here is that I don’t like to pay too much for décor; especially when I can make it myself.
And these Valentine’s Day pillar candles are so high on my list of Valentine’s Day crafts! I absolutely adore how they give a rustic but very soft look wherever the are displayed. They are perfect for adding a bit of softness to your living room or even your bedroom. I have romantic bedroom décor – pink roses and such – and these compliment that type of décor so well!
Can This Be Made into a Kids Valentine’s Day Craft?
Yes! With some minor modifications and supervision, these valentine’s day pillar candles absolutely can be turned into a kids craft. Because it involves cutting materials and using a glue gun you would wnt to modify those portions.
Have adults cut the fabric or use kids safety scissors to supervise them as they cut. Instead of a hot glue gun, have them use fabric glue instead. It may take your project longer to dry this way but it will keep everyone safe.
What Kind of Candles Do I Use?
Safety should always be your first priority when doing a craft like this. Because the supplies you will be using include ribbon, burlap and hot glue, you will not want to use any candle with a real flame. Doing so will almost certainly guarantee a fire much larger than your candle flame.
Instead, only use LED Battery Operated Candles for this craft. Since they do not have a real flame, they are not a risk for catching the fabrics on fire.
These would be especially pretty if you used color changing battery operated candles like THESE.
DIY Valentine’s Day Pillar Candles
- Wrap a piece of burlap ribbon around center of candle. Add a dab of hot glue to hold it into place.1 Battery Operated Candle, Burlap Ribbon
- Cut a piece of gingham ribbon and wrap it around the center outside of the burlap you added in step one. Set aside and allow the glue to dry for 10 minutes.Red Gingham Ribbon
- Add a sticker to the front center of the candle. Use a dab of hot glue to secure it better if you wish.Heart or Love Themed Stickers
- Cut two pieces of twine long enough to wrap around the candle 4-5 times each. Wrap one piece at the top of the candle and one piece at the bottom typing in a knot or bow when finished. Trim the twine and secure the bow or knot with a small dot of hot glue.Twine
- Add batteries and display with your Valentine's decorations or wrap in tissue paper and give as a gift to your Valentine!