Floating Candle Valentine's Day Tablescape

6 Materials
10 Minutes

This stunning Valentine's Day tablescape with floating candles is so simple and easy to make and can be whipped up in moments. It looks impressive and will give you the wow factor without you having to spend hours setting it all up. See the full tutorial and more photos over on my blog, chalkingupsuccess.com.

Here's what you'll need

3 Glass vases of differing heights. (Small, medium and large)

2 packs of clear glass chips

Submersible tea lights

Fresh or faux flowers in the colour of your choice

Three floating candles


Place a waterproof tea light into the bottom of each glass. These type of lights usually light up once they are in contact with water and will go out as soon as you take them out.

Tip the glass vase onto its side and gently pour in some of the glass décor pieces. You just need enough to cover the waterproof tea light and weight it down.

Next slip in your flower. As this was Valentine's Day table decoration I used a faux orchid in mine this time but in the blog post, I give some other suggestions for using this same décor throughout the year with or without the floating candles.

Now fill the vases with cold water to just below the rim.

Re-arrange your flower if it has moved and once you're happy with how it looks, pop in your floating candle.

There you go, now that couldn't be any easier, could it?

Now go and check on your gourmet meal or get your glad rags on because you've created a stunning Valentine's Day tablescape.

All that's left to do is to light those candles and enjoy an unforgettable evening with your honey!


Before you go, if you’re not part of our amazing creative community yet but would love to join us, I would love to have you stop by my blog Chalking Up Success for the full tutorial or to sign up for my latest posts, DIY, inspiring home decor, natural home recipes and more.


By signing up, you’ll also receive a copy of the free ‘Furniture Flip Checklist’ and gain access to all the other printables, e-books and labels in the VIP Resource Library.



Subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more DIY, home decor and crafts - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4uyVGrJxoo8-7qlAg5_x-g?sub_confirmation=1 I can't wait to see you there!

Join our Facebook Group for creatives - Why not? It's FREE!

Organize, Decorate, Create


Like us on Facebook:


Follow us on Instagram:


Follow us on Pinterest:


Phew! That was a lot but thanks so much for your support, I really appreciate it!

Suggested materials:

  • 3 Glass vases of differing heights.   (Craft shop)
  • 2 packs of clear glass chips   (Crafts shop)
  • Submersible tea lights   (Craft shop)
See all materials

Chalking Up Success
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?


Join the conversation

6 of 10 comments
  • Laura Laura on Jan 20, 2021

    I can’t get the rose petals to stay down they keep floating to the top any suggestions?

    • See 2 previous
    • Chalking Up Success Chalking Up Success on Jan 23, 2021

      You're welcome!

  • Nancy Symns Nancy Symns on Feb 06, 2021

    Am I the only one who’s never heard of waterproof tea lights? Love this look! Will definitely try!

    • Chalking Up Success Chalking Up Success on Feb 11, 2021

      No, Nancy, I had never heard of them either until I made this tablescape. They come in all sorts of colours too - so pretty!