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How To Make A Valentine's Day Votive Candle Holder

Updated on January 22, 2017

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DIY Valentine's Craft Ideas include this romantic heart candle votive holder. St. Valentine’s Day, or otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated by many people in love on the14th of February. Romance and Love, we all have a soft spot for this, don't we? This celebration is for lovers, or rather, people in love. Children love to exchange cards and candy gifts on this sweet holiday. Conversation Hearts are a popular candy in the month of February.

February 14th sees flowers, candy hearts filled with chocolates, and greeting cards sent to a loved one. This special day isn't just reserved for lovers, it reaches much further than that. It reaches from parents to children and back, it reaches from kids to grandparents, and from friend to friend. Romance is very much alive...with restaurants full and flower shops working late into the night with all the special deliveries that were ordered.

Many people decide to avoid the crowds and have a more intimate dinner at home alone. That's one place our votive holder would come in very handy. It's a lovely way to light up your dinner table with a soft, romantic glow. Can you picture a typical Valentine’s Day dinner date at home with your homemade candle lighting up the evening, setting a sweet, romantic mood.

The How To Make A Valentine's Day Votive Candle Holder Tutorial

This tutorial will show you step by step how to make this attractive little candle holder. It will make the perfect gift for someone special, or it will be a nice little decoration you can keep for yourself.

Craft Supplies To Make Your Valentine's Votive Candle Holder

Gather the materials you need to complete this craft project and read the directions completely. Check out the pictures too...this way, you will know exactly what you need to do to make this attractive candle holder.

Step 1

Craft Supplies To Make A Heart Decorated Votive Holder

Get your materials together and be sure to take a look at all the step by step pictures on this tutorial page. Read over the directions and you will be ready to make your candle holder.

Things you will need:

  • A small plain candle jar or votive holder
  • A votive candle - if you use a tea light make sure it has a plastic base, a metal one could break the glass votive holder
  • White glue
  • Red glitter
  • A paint brush
  • An X-acto knife
  • ½ in wide piece of red or maroon satin ribbon
  • Duct tape
  • A pair of scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Step 1: Gather your supplies - Read all the directions - Look at the pictures

Step 2

Glue the red or maroon ribbon to the edge of your votive holder
Glue the red or maroon ribbon to the edge of your votive holder

Step 2: Hot glue the satin ribbon around the mouth of the candle holder. Be sure to wrap the ribbon right around the edge of the glass and make sure to glue every inch of it.

Step 3

Cut out heart shapes in the duct tape
Cut out heart shapes in the duct tape

Step 3: Cut out several squares from the duct tape and cut out a heart in each of the duct tape squares. Your hearts can be different sizes. With or without a pattern, place the hearts on the outside of your votive holder.

Step 4

Stick the cut out hearts all over the candle jar
Stick the cut out hearts all over the candle jar

Step 4: The tape on the glass candle holder should look like the holder in the picture up above.

Step 5

Paint the middle of the heart shapes with white glue - smooth the glue on don't clump it
Paint the middle of the heart shapes with white glue - smooth the glue on don't clump it

Step 5: Paint the white glue carefully on the cut out hearts areass on the duct tape. The white glue should be painted on evenly so the glitter doesn't clump up. It looks nicer when it's a smoother finish.

Step 6

Be generous when you sprinkle the glitter over the wet glue.  Do this step on top of a plate or piece of paper to prevent glitter from spilling all over
Be generous when you sprinkle the glitter over the wet glue. Do this step on top of a plate or piece of paper to prevent glitter from spilling all over

Step 6: Sprinkle the glitter generously on the heart holes while the glue is wet. Do all of the heart spots on the votive holder.

Step 7

Let the glitter and glue dry well - give it an hour or two
Let the glitter and glue dry well - give it an hour or two

Step 7: Let the glitter dry on the candle holder for at least an hour or two.

Step 8

Use a sharp edge to remove the duct tape after the glue has dried
Use a sharp edge to remove the duct tape after the glue has dried

Step 8: Remove the duct tape from the candle holder carefully. You can use a sharp or pointed object like the cutter to do this. Do it gently so the glitter doesn't fall off.

Step 9

Brush the un-glittered areas of the candle holder with a paint brush to remove any extra glitter
Brush the un-glittered areas of the candle holder with a paint brush to remove any extra glitter

Step 9: Clean the areas around the glittered hearts with a dry, clean paint brush. You want to remove any loose glitter from these areas. Don't touch the areas of glass where there is glitter, it may fall off.

Step 10

Add your votive candle to the candle holder
Add your votive candle to the candle holder

Step 10: It's now time to put a tea light in the glass votive holder.

Step 11

Light the candle when you are ready for some soft, romantic lighting
Light the candle when you are ready for some soft, romantic lighting

Step 11: Light your candle and set the mood for a romantic Valentine's Day.

Your Finished Valentine's Day Homemade Votive Candle Holder

This is what your finished votive candle holder will look like
This is what your finished votive candle holder will look like

Your candle craft is completed. It's now ready to light up your dinner and set a lovely, candle lit mood for your evening with the one you love.

With the lights down low, this pretty little candle is going to produce heart shaped silhouettes on the table it's on. Happy Valentine's Day!

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