How to Make Candle Rings

Updated December 11, 2019
Illuminated Candle On Table

Whether you're setting a holiday table or creating a centerpiece for an event, it helps to know how to make candle rings. These three easy projects give you a chance to get creative with your candle decorations.

Glittering Floral Candle Ring

This simple floral candle ring looks great any time of the year, but it's especially lovely in the winter. Expect to spend about 30 minutes hands-on making this pretty decoration, but it will need a bit more time for drying between coats of paint.

Things You'll Need

You can find everything you need to make it at your local craft store:

  • Taper candle
  • Simple, small metal or glass holder
  • Several small artificial roses or other flowers
  • Artificial greenery
  • Floral wire and wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Metallic spray paint, such as Krylon Premium Metallic Spray Paint
  • Glitter spray paint in the same color, such as Krylon Glitter Blast

What to Do

  1. Place the candle in the holder and loosely wrap the greenery around the base.
  2. Use the floral wire to hold the greenery in a ring shape. Wrap the wire several times to make it sturdy. Set the candle and holder aside.
  3. Cut small flowers and use hot glue to attach them to the greenery ring. Allow the glue to dry.
  4. In a well-ventilated space, spray paint the ring a metallic color. Keep each coat light and use multiple coats to cover.
  5. When the paint is dry, apply a layer of glitter spray paint.
  6. Allow everything to dry. Then slip the candle ring over the candle and enjoy.

Festive Holiday Candle Ring

Create a festive holiday candle ring with this easy project. You can make this in about 30 minutes, and it makes a great gift for friends and family or a lovely decoration on your holiday table.

Light ornaments

Things You'll Need

Most of these supplies will be at any craft store:

  • White taper candle
  • Simple, small metal or glass holder
  • Artificial evergreen boughs
  • Red ornaments
  • Pinecones
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Craft wire and wire cutters
  • Floral tape
  • Gold acrylic paint and brush
  • Gold glitter

What to Do

  1. Place the candle in the candle holder and use the craft wire to make the ring shape. Wrap the wire loosely around the candle and trim the ends slightly longer. Than wrap the ends to secure.
  2. Cover the entire wire ring in floral tape. This will be the base for your candle ring.
  3. Cut small sections of evergreen boughs. Use floral tape to wrap the ends and attach them to the ring.
  4. Hot glue several small red ornaments evenly around the ring.
  5. Use hot glue to attach several pinecones. Let the hot glue dry.
  6. With a small brush, add a little gold paint to the edges of the pine cones. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle with a little gold glitter.
  7. Let everything dry. Then slip the candle ring over the taper candle and enjoy your decoration.

Simple Beaded Candle Ring

This easy candle ring is perfect for practicing your beading skills. If you can make beaded jewelry, you can make this decoration. It's also a good way to learn beading if you plan to start making other beaded projects. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Candle Ring

Things You'll Need

You can use glass beads in any color you like for this. It's important that they have holes that are large enough for the wire to pass through. You'll also need the following:

  • Pillar candle
  • Beading wire and wire cutters
  • Pliers

What to Do

  1. Begin by loosely wrapping the pillar candle with the wire. Cut the wire several inches longer than the circumference of the candle.
  2. Use the pliers to form one end of the wire into a small loop, wrapping the wire around itself to secure it.
  3. String the beads onto the wire in any order you like. From time to time, check to see if the beaded portion of the wire is long enough to wrap all the way around the pillar candle.
  4. When the beaded wire is long enough, bring the wire through the loop you made in the other end. This creates the ring shape. Wrap the end of the wire back on itself using the pliers.
  5. Cut off any excess wire and slip the beaded ring over the candle.

Be Proud of Your Creativity

You don't have to be a crafting expert to make candle rings. These simple rings elevate regular candles to centerpiece status, and they make great gifts. You'll be proud of your unique decorations.

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