Making wedding candles with your own hands


Decoration of wedding candles – the process is not only fascinating and interesting, but also symbolic. Traditionally, a candle is considered a kind of symbol of the family hearth, which is an integral attribute of the ceremony of removing the bride’s veil. Exquisitely decorated candles also decorate banquet tables, creating a beautiful romantic atmosphere for the celebration of a wedding. By decorating such an important accessory yourself, you will fill the product with a hidden meaning, turn it into a real amulet of family happiness and prosperity.

Rules for decorating wedding candles

Wedding candles - a symbolic decoration of the celebration

The decoration of the banquet hall begins with the decoration of the main table of the bride and groom. The style and colors used in the design of the central place in the hall should be in harmony with the rest of the decorative paraphernalia. Professional decorators highlight several recommendations on this subject that will help preserve the overall style of the wedding ceremony and celebration:

  • The overall design should be in harmony with the details of the decoration of candles. In other words, the decor of glasses, a bottle of champagne, balls and a tablecloth should be sustained in the same style.
  • The size of wedding items should be considered. – they should not be too thin and long. To design a family hearth, it is recommended to use a low wide candle.
  • The decorative elements on the product must be made with high quality so that when burning nothing starts to melt, fall off or light up.

Necessary materials

Materials for decorating candles

Candle decoration – The process is interesting and fascinating. When decorating them, they use all kinds of materials, such as chains, lace, polymer clay, fabric, satin ribbons, pearls, wrapping paper, coffee, cold porcelain, shells and much more. Among the popular ways of decorating wedding attributes, modeling, decoupage, painting are distinguished.

How to decorate your own wedding candles?

Gentle candle decoration with artificial flowers.

Making candles for a wedding with your own hands – ideal if you want to turn a detail of decor into a real symbol of family happiness. When preparing the sketch, it is necessary to take into account the type, size of the products, as well as the presence of a candlestick. High candles, as a rule, decorate banquet tables. For this, experts advise using a beautiful candelabra, which is additionally decorated with delicate colors.


Satin ribbons are the best suited for the exquisite decoration of candles for a wedding. There are many options for decorating wedding accessories with this versatile material. First you need to decide on the style of the decor, and then proceed to the choice of color and sketch. Check out a small satin ribbon candlelight workshop.

Necessary materials and tools:

  • satin ribbon;
  • glue «Master»;
  • scissors.
  • thread;
  • needle.

Decoration Stages:


  1. Take a satin ribbon 30 * 15, sew it in the middle with large stitches. The result should be a ribbon.
  2. Wrap the candle in a spiral so that the product is completely wrapped in cloth at the base.
  3. To make a satin rose, cut three squares of 5 * 5 cm from the fabric, three squares - 8 * 8 cm, and three more squares - 6 * 6 cm.
  4. Fold the square diagonally, sew exactly along the folded seam, tighten the thread. The result is a leafy leaf. With each subsequent sheet, reduce the thread tension. Put the resulting petals in each other, sew them on the bottom.
  5. Attach the roses to the surface of the product with glue. A delicate wedding accessory is ready.



Flower Arrangements – integral decorative attribute of any wedding. Using live buds to decorate candles will be impractical. During the evening, the flowers fade and are also deformed due to burning. In this case, many use artificial elements or make flowers on their own, using various materials. For example, polymer clay. Wedding candles are decorated with flowers from this material in the workshop below.

Necessary materials and tools:

  • polymer clay of two colors;
  • seven pins;
  • rhinestones;
  • glue;
  • nail scissors;
  • toothpick.

Decoration Stages:

  1. Make a polymer clay ball.
  2. Form a droplet from it.
  3. Using nail scissors, cut its top into five equal parts.
  4. Using a toothpick, turn each cut piece of droplet into a petal.
  5. In the middle of the resulting flower, insert the pin that will be needed to fix the element on the product.
  6. By analogy, make six more flowers using clay of different colors. Send the received elements to the oven for seven minutes at a temperature of 130 degrees.
  7. To complete the decoration of the wedding candle, you need to connect a fantasy. Attaching flowers to the product, as well as additionally decorating it with rhinestones, we will get an original wedding accessory.


Nautical - using blue candles

Often, newlyweds choose a marine theme to decorate their wedding. This topic becomes especially relevant in the summer. Design artists offer many ideas for turning a festive event into a sea tale. Take advantage of the small master class on decorating candles in this style below to add a twist to the decor of the gala table.

Necessary materials and tools:

  • satin ribbons of blue and white;
  • coarse rope;
  • scissors;
  • transparent jar or decorative container;
  • shells;
  • sand;
  • glue

Stages of design:


  1. Prepare all the necessary materials, tools, as well as a few blue candles.
  2. For decoration you will need shells. Using glue, fasten the candles together, tie them with ribbons, over which tie a coarse rope.
  3. Pour sand and shells into a transparent container.
  4. Put the resulting composition in the jar. Stylish and original decor element is ready.


Silver style decoration

To decorate wedding accessories (candles), various styles are chosen. If you plan to arrange a wedding in silver tones, paraphernalia should be decorated accordingly. To do this, you can use beads imitating pearls, as well as satin ribbons, decorative delicate roses. Take a look at the silver-style wedding candle decoration workshop below..

Necessary materials and tools:

  • ribbon of pearl beads;
  • satin ribbon;
  • decorative satin roses;
  • scissors;
  • glue.

Stages of design:


  1. Glue the bead tape to the bottom of the candle, wrap about half of the product.
  2. Next, tightly wrap the product with a narrow satin ribbon, leaving its fourth part free. Fasten the tape with glue.
  3. Decorate the border of the braid and ribbon with glue and satin roses. Complete the decor with beads. A delicate wedding accessory is ready.


Ideas for decorating a wedding table with candles with a photo

Romantic wedding table decoration

There are a lot of design options for banquet halls with the help of elegant wedding attributes. Curly candles in the shape of hearts will look spectacular on the edge of the table, alternating with delicate bouquets. For a similar decor, thick, low products are also suitable. Currently, the style of minimalism is especially popular. The table decoration with a large number of candles of different sizes, but without the rest of the wedding paraphernalia, will look fresh and creative..

Candles and bouquets for decorating a wedding table

Roses and candles in glass candlesticks

Wedding table decorations in blue tones.

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Satin ribbons, rhinestones, as well as decorative flowers are used for decoration. Try to make the same tender and romantic family hearth for your wedding, it will become a wonderful symbol of love, happiness and prosperity in the family.