Candles are such an easy way to set the mood for a romantic dinner. How about decorating the candles with tiny hearts for a final personal touch?!
Here is a quick guide to decorating your candles with heart motifs.
I’m using the LYS* paint candles DIY kit which includes three paint cones in different shades. Painting with paint cones is in my opinion a lot easier than painting with brushes, as the paint comes directly from the cone; painting with brushes requires regularly dipping the brush in paint risking lumps and bumps.
*Light or candle in Danish.
Getting set up before you start painting your candle
Wipe down the candle with a damp cloth to remove any dirt. Keep the cloth to hand to wipe off any paint mistakes as you go along.
Make sure you have a candleholder within reach to place the candle in after painting it.
Cut off tip of cone - careful not cutting off too much! I recommend only removing approximately 1 millimetre to begin with.
Start by painting from the top of the candle and then downward (to not smear anything).
How to create the tiny heart motif on a candle
The heart consists of two ovals slightly overlapping. Use circular movements as shown on this image to paint a heart.
Here is a video showing you how I paint hearts:
When you're happy with how your candle looks, place it in the candleholder to dry for at least 15 minutes. The drying time depends on how much paint you've added.