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


vintage bird bath bowl candles centerpieces

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!


Comments (22):

  • Angelika on November 11, 2011

    I like them so much! Thank you for this aweso,e idea! I'm going to do it myself! :)
  • mellissa on February 7, 2011

    Wow! Oh my gosh I've gotten some great fun things to do from your website today. I'm going into hermit mode to start crafting! :-)
  • jenna on November 1, 2010

    Love, love, love - I am going to try these for my bridal luncheon!
  • Anna Kim Photography on October 28, 2010

    This is such a creative & beautiful idea! Amber & Courtney are brilliant! I am so in love with these...
  • Jennifer on October 28, 2010

    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!!
  • Lesley on October 28, 2010

    How sweet and simple and beautiful is this idea?! I'm going to try it at home!! Thank you!!
  • Michelle on October 27, 2010

    Beautiful. What an amazing addition to an amazing wedding day!
  • maria felton on October 27, 2010

    YES! i love it!!! i want to make one, too!!!
  • Mindi on October 26, 2010

    What a fantastic idea! Such a beautiful center piece... this makes me want to create one right now!
  • patti on October 26, 2010

    I am getting married in November of 2011 and this is an idea I will definitely work into my table decor. Beautiful and easy!
  • Amber's Brother on October 26, 2010

    They were beautiful. My sister is creeeeeeeeeeeeeeative! Love them.
  • danielle on October 26, 2010

    How beatiful! Thanks for sharing!! :)
  • Lin on October 26, 2010

    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!
  • Ginny on October 26, 2010

    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!
  • postcards and pretties on October 26, 2010

    i love this adorable
  • Emily on October 26, 2010

    Loves it! And it looks easy enough for the uncrafty like me to try. Thanks!
  • em on October 26, 2010

    i love this idea!!
  • Amber Moon @pitbullsposies on October 26, 2010

    Thank you Amanda, we're so honored! xo!
  • Jonathan on October 26, 2010

    that is VERY cool!!
  • Lauren on October 26, 2010

    Adorably perfect!
  • Las Vegas Movers on October 26, 2010

    The best idea that I've seen all morning. I think I'm going to make this tonight - can't wait for my wedding!
  • Corrine @Buds and Blooms on October 26, 2010

    This is a really sweet idea.


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