Sunday, 5 December 2010
simply decorated candles with pressed flowers
Small candles in glass holders make an inexpensive and pretty gift anytime.
Make sure to wipe away any excess paraffin or oil on the candle surface using a paint wipe or similar and then make sure the candle is dry.
Paint some PVA glue thinly on the candle where you want to place your flower. Adhere the pressed flowers and then paint over them with PVA to protect and seal. Some colours may change under the wet glue but should return to their natural colour once thoroughly dry.
Flat flowers such as viola, verbena, pansies. lobelia and non-brittle, semi-pliable leaves such as chamomile or small fern like leaves and weeds are all suitable. Thick leaves and bulky flowers are not suitable for this method.
The decoration does not need to be removed prior to lighting but as with all candles, should not be left unattended when lit.
They are so easy to do...enjoy!