How to Make Flower Rings for Candles

Updated February 21, 2017

Create your own flower rings for candles to suit any occasion or home decor. Flower rings can be full and lush or an expression of elegant simplicity, depending on the type of floral supplies that you select. For example, use floral picks to make a full flower ring with greenery, flowers and accents such as berries or garden insects. In contrast, you could make a candle ring covered with tiny silk rosebuds around the outside edge and open silk roses or peonies covering the top.

Measure the diameter of the candles you wish to ring with flowers. Purchase foam candle rings with centre openings to fit the diameter of the desired candles. For example, a 9-inch diameter foam ring may have a 3-1/2-inch diameter opening in the centre. This size candle ring will fit 3-1/2-inch diameter pillar candles.

Pick out a group of floral picks to fit around and cover the foam candle ring. Floral picks are made with silk flowers, birds, butterflies, berries and foliage to suit any occasion. They are often fuller than single silk flower blossoms. Craft stores often have a wide variety of floral picks and foam rings.

Fit the selected picks on top of the foam candle ring that fits your candle to determine the number of picks needed for the project. The number of picks needed will vary based on the fullness of the selected picks and the size of the ring.

Cut the pick stems equal to the height of the foam ring with wire cutters. Arrange the floral picks on top of the foam candle ring. The flowers should face the outside and the top of the candle ring, not the centre opening.

Insert the floral pick stems into the foam ring. Insert some of the picks at an angle so that the flowers cover the outside diameter of the foam ring. Insert other pick stems straight up to cover the top of the foam ring.

Cut silk flower blossoms at the top of the stems to fit around the top of a foam candle ring. Cut smaller silk flower blossoms from the top of the stems to fit around the outside rim of a foam candle ring.

Heat a glue gun with a glue stick inserted.

Glue the small silk blossoms onto the outside of the candle ring with hot glue. Glue larger flower blossoms onto the top of the foam ring with hot glue. Cover the foam completely with the flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Foam candle rings
  • Floral picks
  • Wire cutters
  • Silk flowers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
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Katherine Kally is a freelance writer specializing in eco-friendly home-improvement projects, practical craft ideas and cost-effective decorating solutions. Kally's work has been featured on sites across the Web. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.