DIY Bird Bath Candles

Courtney and Amber Moon sent this project that Amber’s mom helped create for her wedding.

vintage bird bath diy candle

bird bath bowl candle

What you’ll need:
– Candle Wax
– Candle Wicks
– Found Objects
– Mismatched Ramekins & Containers
– Cappuccino Milk Pot or Teapot for melting
– White Appliance Spray paint
– Optional: Glue gun


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vintage candle

Step 1. Gather materials – Explore thrift shops, dollar stores, even your grandma’s home for objects that represent your relationship and theme.
Step 2. Spray found objects white, or color of choice – the palette is yours.
Step 3. Arrange object and candle wicks in ramekin or containers… lightly tack down with glue gun if desired.
Step 4. Cut wax to fit in melting vessel – thrift store teapots and cappuccino frothers both work perfectly.
Step 5. Carefully melt wax on low heat, slowly stirring – keep a watchful eye – wax is very flammable!
Step 6. Slowly pour wax into candle container.
Step 7. Let wax cool thoroughly.
Step 8. Repeat with other combinations of objects and ramekins.
Step 9. Trim wicks to 1/4″ above wax level.
Step 10. Light candles and enjoy!

  1. What could be more romantic than a candle- homemade with love no less? This doesn’t look to hard, I want to make these! Love it!

  2. Oh my goodness – these are so pretty, and look so easy to do. These are my favorite and I cannot wait to give this project a try! This would work nicely with really sweet vintage birds, or even thrifted ones that you can find at Goodwill! Love the photos – beautiful!

  3. I am getting married in November of 2011 and this is an idea I will definitely work into my table decor. Beautiful and easy!

  4. Amber, can you email me more pics of the other candles> Did you use them on all your table tops? I love this so much!!