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Create your own Valentine's candles with tiny hearts

Updated: Feb 2, 2022

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.

Purple candle with hand-painted cherries in red and white

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

Vintage glasses salmon and blue colours floral wine glass

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.

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Have fun!

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