I love this floating candles craft project

I've seen on various videos on Facebook and Pinterest crafters making floating candles so thought I'd give it a try ready for Halloween.

Making floating candles, when it becomes dusk the threads disappear

Now, when I made these, I didn't think they looked much cop up close and contemplated putting them in my recycling bin!  But, I hung them up anyway and turned off the lights and actually, they look rather fabulous, even if I do say so myself!

How to make floating candles

The process I used was a very simple one, and you will only need 5 items:
* Toilet rolls
* Glue gun
* Paint
* LED lights
* String

Run a glue gun around the edge of the roll with the occasional 'drip' effect to simulate candle wax.

Then run the glue gun around the inside, this acts as a shelf for the LED light.

Paint everything white.  When I did this it was still quite obvious these were toilet rolls and not candles.  I gave them two coats and it was still obvious, and if I'm honest, this is when I got dishearted as all the images I'd seen online looked like candles.

Creating floating candles for Halloween

I figured I'd see this craft to the end so I pierced holes across the top of the rolls and threaded the black thread through to enable the 'candles' to be hung up.

My second disappointment was you can quite clearly see the thread.  It was then that it dawned on me that these are designed to be used in the evening, the thread won't be seen.  I thought I'd see what the candles look like and if in fact they still looked like toilet rolls painted white.....

And you know what, they don't!  Once the lights are out, they look pretty cool!

So my advice to you guys is to never give up on your crafts.  Sometimes mine look their worse just before they are finished!

What do you think?  Did I pull it off OK?



  1. They look really effective. Good job you didn't bin them

    1. Thank you, they went down very well


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