Nov 7, 2011

Diwali - How to Make Floating Candle - DIY

Diwali – The festival of light, sweets, crackers, happiness and Decoration. This Diwali I thought to make my own floating candles instead of buying.
Material Required for Making Floating Candle
  • Wax
  • Thread
  • Pencil
  • Match Box
  • Container. 
Procedure for Making Floating Candle
  • Take a paper cup (easily available in market, Generally used in tea stall for serving tea.)
  • Take wax in a container and heat it on a slow flame. [You can melt a few half used candles]
  • Mean while take a thick thread tie it with pencil. Be careful to place the candle exactly at the centre as shown below. 
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  • Pour the melted wax in a paper cup.
  • Keep it aside for cooling.
  • After 15 minutes, once the wax is settled; gradually pull off the pencil.
  • Now hold the cup and tear the paper cup as shown below.
 Floating candle 009
  • Cut the protruding thread, if any.
  • Here you are ready with your homemade floating candle.
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Material Required  for Floating Candle in a Bowl
  • Crystal Bowl
  • Flower petals
  • Vermilion
Procedure for Decorating the Floating Candle
  • Take a crystal bowl add some water and a spoon full of vermilion (Sindoor) in it.
  • Add flower petals( you can use Rose and Marigold flower )
  • Place a candle carefully in the bowl .
  • Lit it with match stick.
Have a  look at my floating candle.  The pleasure of making my own floating candle at Diwali was wonderful :-)

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 Note: Vermilion is mixed in water to give a contrast effect of red and yellow(fire). You can also use plain water. Did you like it? Spread the word about it… +1, Like or Tweet it.


  1. Hi, You have done a very neat job with easily available materials.Thanks for sharing.Thankyou for visiting my blog

  2. Thanks for share.. i ll try to prepare

  3. very very nice. thanks for sharing the procedure. in my next free time, i'll try this one for sure.

  4. AnonymousJune 27, 2012

    Wow.. great idea.. thx for sharing the procedure..


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