Pressed Herb and Flower Candles

Needed:

  • 3 or 6 inch pillar candle (white or off white)
  • Leaves of geranium, rue, ferns, roses, any flat pressed flowers
  • Votive candle (white or off white)
  • Grapevine wreath (6 inch diameter)
  • Dried flowers, statice, baby's breath
  • Glue gun
  • Paint brush
  • Old pan to heat wax in

Melt votive candle in old pan until melted. Use votive the same color as the pillar candle that is used. Arrange herbs on table to a suitable design for your candle or randomly place herbs and flowers you'll use on your candle.

Take your small paint brush, and dab a little melted wax onto candle where you plan on placing first herb or flower. Quickly place herb or flower on top of dab of wax. Do this with you whole design, making sure you get just a thin layer of wax on the top of the herb. When finished with design, brush a thin layer of melted wax over whole design.

Decorate the outside of the grape vine wreath using dried flowers, ribbon, baby's breath or whatever, attaching these flowers with your glue gun. Take a hot dryer to the wreath when your done and those little glue gun strings will disappear.

Place the finished candle into the center of the wreath for a wonderful herbal gift!

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