How to Make Pressed Flower Candles

Aug 20, 2021
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Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's comprehensive guide on making pressed flower candles. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will walk you through the process of creating stunning candles adorned with real, preserved flowers. Whether you are a seasoned candle maker or a complete beginner, this guide will provide you with all the necessary information to create your own unique pressed flower candles.

Materials Needed

Before diving into the process, make sure you gather the following materials:

  • Wax (soy, beeswax, or paraffin)
  • Candle wicks
  • Heat-resistant container for melting wax
  • Double boiler or microwave-safe container for wax melting
  • Pressed, dried flowers
  • Wax dye (optional)
  • Fragrance oil (optional)
  • Wax adhesive or hot glue gun
  • Heat-resistant surface
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer (if using soy or beeswax)

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Preparing the Flowers

The first step in making pressed flower candles is to prepare your flowers. Begin by selecting fresh flowers with flat petals, such as pansies, daisies, or roses. Gently pluck off the petals and place them between sheets of absorbent paper. Press the flowers by applying weight on top of them for a few weeks until they are completely dried and flattened. You can also use a flower press or an iron to expedite the drying process.

Step 2: Melting the Wax

Next, prepare the wax for your candles. If using a double boiler, fill the bottom pot with water and place it on the stove over low heat. Place the wax in the top pot and allow it to melt slowly. If using a microwave, transfer the wax to a microwave-safe container and melt it in short bursts, stirring in between each interval. Make sure to follow the instructions provided with the specific wax you are using to ensure safety and optimal melting conditions.

Step 3: Adding Color and Fragrance (Optional)

If desired, add wax dye and fragrance oil to your melted wax to enhance the visual appeal and aroma of your pressed flower candles. Be cautious with the amount of dye and fragrance oil you use, as excessive amounts can negatively impact the burning characteristics of the candles. Mix the additives thoroughly into the melted wax until you achieve the desired color and scent.

Step 4: Preparing the Candle Container

While the wax is still molten, prepare your candle container by affixing the wick. Use a wax adhesive or a hot glue gun to secure the metal base of the wick to the center of the container's bottom. Ensure that the wick is straight and centered to promote even burning once the candle is lit. Allow the adhesive to set and harden before proceeding.

Step 5: Arranging the Pressed Flowers

Now comes the fun part – arranging the pressed flowers! Carefully place the dried petals onto the inner walls of your candle container. Use tweezers and your creative eye to position the flowers in aesthetically pleasing patterns. You can experiment with different designs or create a symmetrical arrangement depending on your preferences. Take your time and enjoy this artistic process.

Step 6: Pouring the Wax

Once you are satisfied with the flower arrangement, it's time to pour the melted wax into the prepared candle container. Slowly pour the wax from the double boiler or microwave container, ensuring that the flowers remain in place. Fill the container to the desired height, leaving enough space to prevent the wax from overflowing when the candle burns. Use a thermometer to monitor the wax temperature, especially if using soy or beeswax.

Step 7: Allowing the Candle to Set

Allow the candle to cool and set completely. This process may take several hours, depending on the type of wax used and the ambient temperature. Avoid moving or disturbing the candle until it is fully solidified to prevent any dislodging of the pressed flowers.

Step 8: Trimming the Wick

Once the candle has completely hardened, trim the wick to a suitable length, approximately 1/4-inch above the wax surface. This will ensure optimal burning conditions and prevent excessive smoke.

Step 9: Enjoying Your Pressed Flower Candle

Your pressed flower candle is now ready to be enjoyed! Place it on a heat-resistant surface and light the wick to experience the mesmerizing glow and delicate fragrance of your handcrafted creation. Admire the beauty of the pressed flowers as they illuminate, creating a calming ambiance in any space.


Congratulations on creating your own exquisite pressed flower candles! We hope this tutorial from The Poker Club at West Houston has inspired you to explore your creativity and add a touch of nature to your candle making journey. Remember, each candle you make is a unique piece of art that brings joy and tranquility into your surroundings.

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