How to Make a Rhinestone Studded Candle
designed by Twila Lenoir
Pretty up a store bought pillar candle with rhinestone studded hearts for a personal, homemade gift perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
- White or off-white candle, 4 or 6 inches tall
- red rhinestones, 1/8″
- stud covers
- paper heart shape
Print and cut out the heart pattern on this page, or use any paper heart shape that is the size and shape that you would like. Place it where you want the heart motif to be on the candle and use a pencil to press small dots around the heart spaced wide enough apart to accommodate the rhinestones.
The stud covers are those that we all use to put on our pants and the back of jackets. The stud covers have four little teeth and the rhinestones are like a jewel with a silver flat back.
Place a rhinestone inside one of the stud covers and press into one of the dots that you pressed into the candle. Continue doing this until you have rhinestones placed all around the heart shape.
Make more heart shapes all around the candle. Burn the candle down the middle to prevent the studs from falling off. Once the candle has burned down in the middle sufficiently, consider filling the hole with a tea light candle, which you can then replace when it has burned down. In this way, you can preserve your personalized rhinestone pillar candle for a much longer time.
Caution: Candles should never be used by children, or left unattended while burning.