Easy DIY: How To Make Candle Floral Rings

January 19, 2015



How To Make Floral Candle Rings DIY

I am generally not a fan of artificial flowers. I believe that I have stated this before, but let's face it, as lovely as real blooms are, you just can't craft with them. If I am putting flowers in a vase, I always go for real, but when I want to make a wreath for my front door or a garland or virtually anything that involves a glue gun and requires long term staying power, I go for faux.



Whenever I am looking for flowers, I always start at the dollar store. They usually have a good selection and you can't beat the price. I got lucky this time, I was able to grab three stems of red roses for $1 each, exactly what I needed, exactly what I wanted to pay. Perfect.

Make Dollar Store Floral Candle Rings

To create these candle floral rings, I started by removing the flowers from the stems. I just popped the heads right off and then glued the petals together to form a ring with about 5 - 6 flowers.


I ended up with three floppy flower rings. They needed something behind them to give them a little bit of stiffness, a little bit of shape and support. I could've mounted them to a wire or twig wreath frame or an oaktag circle, but I decided to use floral wire. I had it on hand so it was free and it is so thin and stealthy you'll never see it, which is what I wanted. I have used the wire before to create headpiece garlands and it is super strong.


I just measured out my wire and made three circles in the size of the wreaths.


Next, to attach the floral wreaths to the wire, I hot glued the wire in between the flower and the plastic stem.


When flipped over to the right side, the wire is virtually invisible, yet the wreath is very stable.

Easy Floral Ring

When all done, I placed them on my three empty candles.


They add a bright pop to my kitchen for Valentine's Day, Christmas or anytime I want a little floral drama.


Now, while I love the way these pretty candle wreaths look, these dollar store roses did not end up here. Actually, they didn't even remain on any candles! If you would like to see where they found a permanent home, check back later in the week...or sign up for email and I'll bring my craftiness straight to you!


Where do you think they ended up?

*update* I loved these rings on the candles so much, I made another set! SO now they are in two places in my home!

I have also decided to use them for Christmas by layering them with evergreen wreaths.

Christmas Floral Rings

Which way is your favorite?

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31 comments:

  1. Great job explaining on how to create our very own Candle Floral Rings. I like how they look. And I am not sure where they ended up. But I am excited to find out. :-)
    Carla

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  2. Ooh, a teaser. I agree with you about flowers, love fresh whenever I can. Your flower rings look really nice. They look great with the red cake stand and red wall. I am horrible at guessing so I will be waiting for the answer. :)

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  3. Lots of red, Lorri, that's for sure! :) There's not as much red where they are now...they really pop!

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  4. I'm glad that my directions were clear, Carla...and stay tuned! ;)

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  5. Where are they now? Hmmm, front door maybe? Wherever they are, they look very pretty I'm sure. xxx ~ Nancy

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  6. I'll never tell! Ok...I'll tell on Thursday, but let's just say you're a very good guesser, Nancy! ;)

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  7. Hey Kim, your floral rings look pretty for either a wreath or for the candles. Thanks for the tutorial too.

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  8. Thanks Julie! They were super easy to make and yes, multipurpose! :)

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  9. A little mystery is good for me . . . I'll be back to see where the floral wreaths ended up. No guesses from me . . .

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  10. They look nice. As to where they ended up....did you put one on your head as a crown and wear it to the grocery store to get people's reactions? : )

    Probably not so I'll check back later :)

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  11. Good morning dearest KIM! Great ideas! I can't believe that day is already coming....that is the day I met Ruben!

    ENJOY YOUR TUESDAY! Anita

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  12. I love your project. Such pretty and vibrant color and I love red. I'm thinking I need to visit our dollar store!

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  13. Thanks so much, Debbie! I may go back the dollar store and buy flowers in white now! :) Let me know if you make the rings!

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  14. What a wonderful day for an anniversary Anita!! The countdown is on! ;)

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  15. Ha! Deb, you know I didn't, but maybe I should put one on my head when I pick my kids up at high school today! I'm sure they'd love that! ;) Thanks for the idea!

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  16. I like mysteries too, Lynne! Of course, I know where the wreaths are, but my car keys are a whole other matter! ;)

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  17. Those are so pretty. They landed in the perfect spot too.

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  18. Thanks Stacey, they do perk up the place! :)

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  19. CUTE!!! I love it! I'll admit, I'm a faux flower junkie! NOT because I like them better, for sure. But because I have a black thumb. And because my two year old would probably knock over the water and tear off the petals. LOL! Maybe in another few years I'll give the real deal another go! ;)

    Oh, and can't wait to see what you do next with them!

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  20. Thanks Rachel! Yes, faux are easier to care for and with little hands I don't blame you at all! I actually have a vase of pretty white faux roses in my bedroom. I picked them up at Marshall's last spring. They still have the price tag on them, because I was convinced that I would not be caught with fake flowers in my house, I was just taking them home to see how real flowers would look...but they're still there...and they are lovely! ;)

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  21. Me encanta!!!
    es precioso

    Luisa :)
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  22. Thank you so much, Luisa!! :)

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  23. Kim, your floral rings are very pretty and quite versatile, as we shall see later on this week! But for now, I really love them right where they are - perfectly perched on those candle holders. Thanks for showing us how it's done, my friend!

    Have a lovely Thursday!

    Poppy

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  24. Thanks Poppy! I actually moved them to the front door, but now my candles look naked! Looks like I'm going to have to make some more! :)

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  25. Beautiful wreath with great color! Thanks for sharing the "how to". I made a very simple wreath this year but have saved your tutorial to try next year.
    Cheryl

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  26. Thanks Cheryl~ it certainly is a colorful wreath! I am glad you found the how to helpful! :)

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  27. Such a lovely idea! xoxo Jen

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  28. Thanks! I am not usually a fan of faux blooms, but we're buried in snow and they do pop! I think I need spring! :)

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  29. Definite sign that spring needs to hurry up, love this craft project!

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    1. Thanks Christine and yes...spring, please hurry up!!

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  30. What a really pretty idea! Really made those candles pop with color.

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