DIY primitive candle
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DIY primitive candle


DIY primitive candle 

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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

How to:

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 3: Once the paint is dry, paint the candle again but this time with Mod Podge. While the Mod Podge is still wet sprinkle it with cinnamon and shake the excess off over a paper plate.

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.

Step 6: Sit the battery operated candle or tea light somewhere safe to dry over night.


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 



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