Valentine's Day Candle Crafts

Valentine's Day—the infamous holiday created primarily by greeting card companies. Yet, everyone enjoys receiving little reminders of how much they're loved. Candles are great gift idea for your valentine's and loved ones that won't break your budget.

There are a number of ways you can dress up your pillar candles, tea lights and decorative holders to create a Valentine's Day themed gift. We've compiled a bunch of great ideas from Pinterest to get your creativity flowing. Once you know the basics of candlemaking, these ideas for decorating and making your candles pop are simply icing on top of the cake!

XOXO Cookie Cutter Candles

XOXO Cookie Cutter Candle: Photo: Hello Lucky Blog

This idea from the Hello Lucky blog utilizes the basic candle wax melting process but utilizes cookie cutters during cooling to achieve a festive XOXO shaped candle.

Supplies needed:

  • Wax
  • Wick
  • Toothpicks
  • Double-boiler
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie Cutters (or knife)

Once you have your supplies from us, get the step by step process on the Hello Lucky blog.

Beeswax Heart Cutout Candle

Heart Pillar Candle: Photo: Martha Stewart

Utilize your typical pillar candlemaking process. Then, utilize Martha Stewart’s idea of punching out hearts in beeswax sheets and utilizing a hairdryer to make them tacky and stick to the pillar candle.

Supplies needed:

Get the step by step instructions from Martha Stewart.

Cupcake Candle

Cupcake Candle Project from Rustic Essentials Crafting Library

What’s sweeter than a cupcake? This idea from the Rustic Essentials Crafting Library utilizes the whipped wax technique we talked about on our blog earlier this year.

Supplies needed:

Get the step by step tutorial from the Rustic Essentials Crafting Library.