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DIY Floating Candles Chandelier

Project type: craft

 We'll never forget that moment Harry Potter walked into Hogwarts the first time and saw candles floating throughout the Great Hall.  Recreate this effect with a DIY Floating Candle Chandelier.

Get started by gathering your materials.  You will need a wire wreath frame, 6 LED taper candles, gold spray paint, clear fishing line and a hot glue gun with plenty of glue. 

Step 1: Cover your work space with paper or a drop cloth.  Spray paint the top of the wire wreath form, wait for it to dry and turn it over to spray the other side.

 

Step 2: Cut six 24" pieces of clear fishing line.  Tie one piece of string in a tight knot around the each candle flame, leaving one end with about 1-1/2 to 2 inches of string after the knot.  

Step 3: Hold the 2" end of string against the candle and cover the string in hot glue.  This will hide the string and create a dripping wax effect. Continue to draw lines of glue around the top of the candle, below the flame. Prop the candle in an empty jar while the glue cools.  

Repeat steps 2 & 3 on all six candles.

 

Step 4:  After the glue is dry, use masking tape to cover the flame.  Spray paint each of the candles gold.

 Step 5:  Tie the other end of the fishing line to the wreath form.  Hang the candles at varying lengths and trim off any additional string.

Step 6: Cut three pieces of fishing line (or ribbon if you want to dress it up), 12" each.  Knot them all together at the top and tie each of the three individual pieces evenly around the top of the wreath form so that you can hang it as a chandelier. 

floating candle

Get your chandelier ready for the Yule Ball by attaching greenery to the wreath form and don't forget to add Hedwig for a Harry Party themed party.  

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