The perfect Valentine’s Day candle can help create a romantic, snuggle-worthy atmosphere in your home for that special day. Make this whimsical day of romance even more special by making a few of this DIY Valentine’s Day candle.
Valentine’s Day is February 14th, so I have a question for you. 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 this Valentine’s Day candle is so high on my list of Valentine’s Day crafts! In fact, I think they’re one of the best Valentine’s Day candles you can decorate with!
I may only be a tad bit partial, though.
I absolutely adore how they give a rustic but very soft look wherever the are displayed. They are perfect for creating a soft look or mood no matter where they are displayed. I have romantic bedroom décor with pink rose garlands and such and these compliment that type of décor so well!
Is a Candle a Good Valentine’s Day Gift?
Yes! Giving a candle at s a Valentine’s Day gift can be a great idea; especially since they should be considered one of the classic Valentine’s Day essentials. You can choose a Valentine’s Day pillar candle or a jar candle of differing sizes. However, the easy Valentine’s Day craft in this post adds a DIY touch which makes it an even more memorable gift.
Giving a gift you made or dressed up yourself though is the perfect backdrop for setting up a day of love that your partner is sure to remember for years to come.
What Candle Scents are for Valentine’s Day?
The right candle can help to put you and you partner in the right spirits and luckily, there are a wide range of candles that do well for Valentine’s Day; especially if you’re looking to create romantic bedroom vibes using sensual candles.
If you’re making these DIY Valentine’s Day candles, you’ll want to make sure you use the right fragrance to help create the ambience you’re looking for for your date night. These scents can include french vanilla, floral scents such as rose scented, Sandalwood or even sweet-smelling candles.
The scent you choose will depend on what you and your partner think are the best-scented candles really, but try not to mix scents and instead, stick with one fragrance across all of the candles you have in the room.
What Kind of Candles Do I Use?
Safety should always be your first priority when decorating or 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.
Because we just talked about scents, yes, you absolutely can buy scented LED battery operated candles. Some of them even have real wax like a flame candles does! The only difference is they don’t use a real flame and instead are lit by batteries! They’re a great – and safe – option for when you really do need and want the most romantic Valentine’s Day candles!
DIY Valentine’s Day 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!