How to Decorate Battery-Operated Candles in 2 Different Ways
This DIY project is all about making your battery-operated candles look festive for the holidays. I'll show you two simple methods to transform them into charming decorations.
First, we'll work on candles with a wax surface. You'll learn how to prep them, add ferns and berries, and make them look beautiful. Next, we'll work on plastic battery-operated candles. You'll find out how to set them up, melt wax, and add decorations.
By the end, you'll have safe and stunning candles to brighten up your holiday season. Let's get started on these Christmas candle ideas!
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1. Battery candle with wax
Take any plastic off of the fake candles.
Use a heat gun to prep the surface
What I'm doing is I'm prepping the surface with a heat gun
Stick the ferns to the candle
Now take your fern or whatever you're going to be sticking down onto the candle, heat it up, and then slowly start to stick it down.
I'm using a heat gun for most of this craft just because it is a bit easier. Heat guns, however, can make stuff really hot, so do keep that in mind whenever heating up any of your wax.
Stick the berries in the candle
Now for these little berries, as long as you heat the wax, if it's a larger and thicker one of these fake light-up candles, you can just stick it right in.
2. Plastic battery candle
Tape the bottom
Now for this one, which is the dollar store one, you want to make sure that you tape the bottom. If you get any candle wax down here, it's not going to work anymore.
Place the candle in a container
Tape the bottom of a container. You can also use a takeout container, just make sure you cut off the bottom of it.
After it's taped and sealed, flip it over, line up the candle that you have right in the center, and the tape on the other side will help it stick down.
Melt an old candle
This candle here, I'm just going to go and cut little pieces out of it because it needs to be cut down to go and make it easier to melt.
There are a couple of different ways that you can melt this. You can use your heat gun, which I did use on and off throughout this craft or you can put this container into some boiling water and let it melt.
While that candle wax is melting, I'm going to cut some more of these little ferns, some of these berries, and also just some of these little plastic pieces that are also on this floral arrangement.
Before you pour any wax, start to arrange everything on the sides. Take your ferns, take your berries, take everything, and put it in. Make sure to look to see where there are open spaces, and then start to go and pour your candle wax.
Pour the wax
You're going to want to layer this multiple times. If you just pour it all in at the same time, some of your stuff might start to float up. Continue to go and pour more of this, layer it, and now it needs to sit for at least 24 hours.
It's been 24 hours now, so let's go and get this out. Go and move the sides of your container, and take off the tape at the bottom. It should take a couple of seconds; you don't want to crack your candle.
Move the container around a little bit, and this should slide right out.
Clean up the sides
Clean up the sides a bit with your heat gun, let it cool down, and now you can place these in your home.
How to decorate battery-operated candles
These light-up Christmas candles are so cute, really easy to make, and safe enough to put under your Christmas tree this year. Which candle is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. Have a happy holiday season!