Pressed Flower Candle DIY
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Pressed Flower Candle DIY

May 09, 2019

This stunning candle is completely customizable, and the perfect gift for any mother or any of the special women in your life. Choose her favorite flowers and get started!


2 Pressed Flower Candle

 Cut a rectangle piece of cardboard. Lay a piece of parchment on top that is the same size. Fold in half like a book, so the cardboard is on the outside. Trim to a size that can fit on your microwave turntable.

3 Pressed Flower Candle

Open the book, then place the flowers on one side of the parchment, leaving space between each flower.

4 Pressed Flower Candle

Close the book, lay on your microwave turntable, and place a heavy microwave-safe dish on top. Microwave at 50% power for 45 seconds. Check on the flowers.

5 Pressed Flower Candle

They are done when they are almost completely flat, and the petals are semi-transparent, but not burned. Continue to microwave in 15-30 second increments, until dried and pressed. More delicate flowers will be done after about a minute, but bigger, thicker flowers will take another minute or two. Immediately, carefully remove the flowers from the parchment.

6 Pressed Flower Candle

Light the small candle (this can be any extra candle, as we’re only using it for the flame). Place a flower on the pillar candle and hold in place with one hand. With your other hand, hold the end of the knife above the flame for a few seconds to heat.

7 Pressed Flower Candle

Gently press the hot knife atop the flower for a second or two to heat the wax beneath the flower. Remove the knife, and the flower will harden in place. Heat the knife again, then gently slide the hot knife around the rest of the flower to secure it to the candle. If your flower has any thicker parts, hold the knife and press gently to sink it into the candle, so it’s flush with the rest of the flower. Repeat with remaining flowers.

8 Pressed Flower Candle

 

Pressed Flower Candle

 
Supplies:

Piece of cardboard

Parchment paper

Fresh flowers

Small extra candle

Kitchen knife

White pillar candle

 

Cut a rectangle piece of cardboard. Lay a piece of parchment on top that is the same size. Fold in half like a book, so the cardboard is on the outside. Trim to a size that can fit on your microwave turntable.

 

Open the book, then place the flowers on one side of the parchment, leaving space between each flower. Close the book, lay on your microwave turntable, and place a heavy microwave-safe dish on top. Microwave at 50% power for 45 seconds. Check on the flowers. They are done when they are almost completely flat, and the petals are semi-transparent, but not burned. Continue to microwave in 15-30 second increments, until dried and pressed. More delicate flowers will be done after about a minute, but bigger, thicker flowers will take another minute or two. Immediately, carefully remove the flowers from the parchment.

 

Light the small candle (this can be any extra candle, as we’re only using it for the flame). Place a flower on the pillar candle and hold in place with one hand. With your other hand, hold the end of the knife above the flame for a few seconds to heat. Gently press the hot knife atop the flower for a second or two to heat the wax beneath the flower. Remove the knife, and the flower will harden in place. Heat the knife again, then gently slide the hot knife around the rest of the flower to secure it to the candle. If your flower has any thicker parts, hold the knife and press gently to sink it into the candle, so it’s flush with the rest of the flower. Repeat with remaining flowers.

 

Tips: Do not hold the knife directly on the flame or your knife will blacken. If this happens, just wipe it on a paper towel, and try again. Try to keep the knife only directly on the flower, avoiding the area outside the flower, to achieve a more professional finish.

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