For someone very special
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Love has a litany of grand gestures, be it a candlelit dinner, a bunch of roses, or being serenaded under your bedroom window. Maybe your love is more simple, letting the other person know you're thinking of them, or doing something you know they will appreciate. This Valentine's Day, combine the big with the small and make a homemade gift in the shape of a beautiful flower candle, accompanied by a beautiful Valentine's bouquet.  

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You will need

  • Candle wax
  • Fragrant essential oil of your choice*
  • Wick (sometimes this comes with the candle wax)
  • Roses
  • Mimosa
  • Gypsophila
  • A glass jar or container
  • Saucepan
  • An empty metal tin
  • String
  • A small card

*We prefer to use pure and organic essential oils. If you have pets, be aware that essential oils can be toxic to animals. 

Get to work

Melt the wax as follows: fill a pan with 5 centimetres of water and place the empty tin in it. Add the amount of wax you need to the tin. Turn up to a medium heat and wait until the wax has completely melted. This is when you add a couple of drops of essential oil, to create a fragrant candle. 

Place the wick in the centre of the glass jar (make sure it 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. 

Alternately pour the wax, rose petals, mimosa flowers and Gypsophila into the pot. Let cool, cut the wick to the desired height, and here is your finished candle. Now all you have to do is add a nice message to your card!

More love

Is your flower candle ready? Show us how it looks on our Instagram and Facebook pages with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat. Got a little more love to give? Surprise your loved one with a delicious rose punch, put your feelings on this floral stationery, or show your feelings with a bouquet that symbolises your loveBuy your Valentine's bouquet at your local florist, or order your flowers online!