Wedding unity candles are so expensive - have you ever noticed that? And, at least when I was looking, I couldn't find one that suited the personality of our wedding. I had a lot of trouble finding a unity candle that I liked and could afford. So, I finally decided to just make my own wedding unity candle. Here's how you can make your own wedding unity candle, too!
First, you will need the following (all should be
available at your local craft store):
8-inch White Pillar Candle
Candle Painting Medium
Various Colored Acrylic paints (wedding theme colors)
2 3-inch clay saucers
1-inch Flat Paintbrush
No. 1 Liner Paintbrush
No. 4 Flat Paintbrush
Start by cleaning off the outside of the candle with
the rubbing alcohol. Then, mix your paint with the
same amount of candle painting medium (ex. if you use 1
tablespoon of acrylic paint, mix it with a 1 tablespoon
of candle painting medium).
Moisten the sponge with water, but wring most of the
water out. Dip flat portion of sponge in paint
mixture. Make patterns on the candle with the sponge
(square, diamond, or whatever you like).
Here is where the creativity comes in. With the
paintbrushes, you can paint vertical lines, or dots, or
whatever you would like. You can write your wedding
scripture or a poem. Or, you could simply put your
names and wedding date on the candle. How you make
your candle look is up to you.
Once you have completed painting your candle, it is
time to make the unity candle holder. Using the 1-inch
flatbrush, paint the clay saucers the color that you
desire. Once the saucers are dry, glue the bottoms of
the two saucers together. Tie a ribbon around the
saucers, if you like. Place your candle in one of the
saucers and set on table. Your wedding unity candle is complete!
Enjoy this wedding craft project! And, have fun
planning and preparing for your wedding!