DIY: flower candle

For someone very special…

What is romance? A candle-lit dinner. A bunch of roses. Being serenaded under your bedroom window. Or is it simpler than that? Is it letting another person know you’re thinking of them or doing something nice for them? Combine the best of both worlds and make a fantastic flower candle! If you like, you can always supplement it with a beautiful bouquet of roses from the florist on the corner. 

Flower Candle

Shopping list

  • Candle wax
  • Essential oil with your choice of fragrance
  • Rosemary
  • Wick (sometimes this comes with the candle wax)
  • A glass jar or container
  • A pan
  • An empty tin
  • String
  • A small card

Get to work

Melt the wax as follows: fill a pan with 5 centimetres of water and place an empty tin in it. Place the amount of wax you need in the tin. Turn up to a medium heat and wait until the wax has completely melted. Optional: Use a couple of drops of essential oil to add delectable fragrances.

Place the wick in the centre of the glass jar (ensure that the wick touches the bottom*) and wrap it around a pencil or twig to keep the wick in place. If necessary use a drop of molten wax or a coin to weight the wick. 

Distribute the rosemary in the jar. Then carefully pour the molten wax into the jar and leave to cool. Trim the wick to the required length.

Now all you need to do is write a loving message on the card! 


* To avoid fire risk, make sure that the candle does not burn too far down. Never leave burning candles unattended.