How to Glue Beads & Stuff on a Candle

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How to Glue Beads & Stuff on a Candle
Make your own beaded candles. (candles image by Maxim Fedorov from Fotolia.com)

Flickering candlelight adds instant atmosphere to a room. Candles can also add a dash of colour to a table or mantel. You can create your own decorative candles at home. Decorating candles with beads transforms ordinary candles into extraordinary ones. Add beads to candles in random or patterned designs. Buy a few plain candles and let your imagination run wild as you decorate them.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Candles
  • Wax glue
  • Beads
  • Baking tray
  • Double boiler

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Melt wax glue in a double boiler. Place the double boiler over medium heat to ensure that the water does not boil too rapidly.

    How to Glue Beads & Stuff on a Candle
    Melt wax glue in a double boiler. (boiling water 2 image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Place the beads on a baking tray in a thick layer to be sure enough of them adhere to the candle.

    How to Glue Beads & Stuff on a Candle
    Place the beads on a baking tray. (beads image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Dip a paintbrush into the wax glue. Paint the areas on the candle where you want the beads to stick. Make lines, dots, or other patterns with the glue.

    How to Glue Beads & Stuff on a Candle
    Dip a paintbrush into the wax glue. (paintbrush image by Adam Borkowski from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Roll the glue-covered candle on the baking tray full of beads. Sprinkle the beads on to the candle with your fingers if rolling the candle on the beads doesn't work.

  5. 5

    Hold the candle over the baking tray. Tap the candle gently to remove any excess beads.

  6. 6

    Place the candle upright or in a candle holder to allow the glue to dry completely.

  7. 7

    Display the candles or give them as gifts.

    How to Glue Beads & Stuff on a Candle
    Display the candles or give them as gifts. (CHRISTMAS CANDLES image by brelsbil from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • Glue other decorative items to a candle.

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