Decorated DIY Valentine’s Day Candle Craft

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This DIY Valentine’s Day Candle Craft is a gorgeous gift to make and give to a loved one or even to make as decor for your home. Using inexpensive materials this pretty (battery-operated) candle can be made in just 15 minutes!

A battery operated pillar candle covered with twine, ribbon, hessian and a "be mine" sticker. Text overlay says "Valentine's Day Candle Craft!" Similar images throughout with different text overlay unless otherwise described.

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Valentine’s Day Candle Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

If you love to make homemade gifts this Valentine’s Day Candle Craft could be one for you!

It is a super simple craft that takes just 15 minutes, and suitable for even the most novice of crafters!

If you’re in the USA, the supplies can be bought at your local Dollar Store, and if you’re in the UK, it’s worth checking out the Pound shops for cheap craft supplies.

For safety, the candle is battery-operated, and if there is more than one candle in a pack, you could make several different designs using different ribbons and embellishments.

Valentine’s Day Candle Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized materials and tools needed for this craft to Amazon below. The full list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post.

Ultimately, what you use to decorate your candle doesn’t matter too much – use our tutorial as a starting guide! If you can’t find red ribbon, use pink; if you can’t find the same stickers, use different ones, or make your own embellishments using craft supplies you have to hand.


More Valentine’s Day Crafts

Here are some more for you to try for Valentine’s Day:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try.

Simple & Pretty Candle Craft for Valentine's Day

How Do I Make a Valentine’s Day Candle?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, instructions and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

DIY Valentine's Day Candle

DIY Valentine's Day Candle

Yield: 1
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Using inexpensive materials this pretty (battery-operated) candle can be made in just 15 minutes!


  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


  1. Wrap burlap ribbon around the center of the candle and hot glue into place. Burlap wrapped around candle
  2. Wrap gingham ribbon around the center of the burlap ribbon and hot glue into place. blank
  3. Hot glue or use stickers' adhesive to center large decorative Valentine sticker to the center of the burlap and ribbon. blank
  4. Wrap twine 4-5 times around the top of the candle and again at the bottom of the candle. Tie in knots and trim. blank
  5. Add to your holiday décor or give as a gift for Valentine's Day! blank

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