DIY primitive candle
These DIY primitive candles are so much fun to make! They will look cute just about anywhere. I have already made about 3 or 4 of them and plan on making a few more. Let me show you how fun and easy they are to make! :
Warning: This craft should ONLY be done with a battery operated candle or tea light. Do NOT use an electric one for this project as it may be a fire hazard!
- Battery operated Tea light or candles
- Silicone ( The cheapest kind that you can find will do! It is normally near the paint isle with the caulk)
- Black chalk paint
- Cinnamon (You can find this at the Dollar Tree!)
- Mod Podge
- small plastic bowl
- plastic spoon or popsicle stick
- paint brushes
- paper plate
Step 1: Run the silicone around the top edges of the candle and let it drip down. Think what a real one looks like when the wax starts to melt. Allow this to dry well before moving on. This will take about 1 hour. I noticed that when I first opened the silicon it was very runny. I would suggest cutting the tip off the night before, then put the cap on and let it sit over night.
Step 2: Carefully paint the candle with black chalk paint. Do not paint the bottom or the flame. A smaller brush will help with painting around the flame. Allow the paint to dry and then add two more coats, drying in between each coat. It takes a few coats to get the paint to stick to the silicone, lol.
Step 4: Paint over the cinnamon with more Mod Podge. If you brush too mush off just sprinkle a little more cinnamon on. You want to sort of pat the paint brush when doing this.
Step 5: Add a little bit of cinnamon and some silicone to a small disposable bowl. Mix together. Take a plastic spoon or a popsicle stick and scoop the silicone around the “flame” part of the battery operated candle. Use your spoon to make a little swoop at the top.
In both my final photos the Mod Podge is not 100% dry. It takes almost a full day for these to dry even when using a blow dryer, so be patient, lol.
And here is a picture of a larger candle I made using this same technique.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube