Make Floating Acorn Candles from all of those acorns cluttering up your yard! These adorable candles look so cute floating in a bowl of water.
I am still loving the acorns in my yard and had to come up with another acorn project (and I’m sorry but there might be more to come) I was looking at my candle supplies and the acorn caps and remember seeing a post about mini candles made in bottle caps.
I thought that these acorns would look great as candles but I wasn’t sure how because they are not flat on the bottom. Then, I came across floating acorn candles on esty and I thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
I poked the acorn caps into a large piece of styrofoam to keep them in place while pouring in the hot wax.
I placed a chunk of wax on a spoon and melted it over a flame.
Then, I poured the wax in the acorn caps and held the wick in place until the wax hardened and the wick stayed. I added green candle tint to 2 of the caps and yellow to the other 2. After the wax has hardened, trim the wick.
They cannot be burned like this because they are not sitting flat plus I’m not sure if the acorn cap would burn.
So, put them in a pretty bowl of water and let them float! I did not burn any of these yet but I do not think they will burn long because of how small they are.
An update…this morning, I added more wax to each acorn candle so that they were completely full. The wax settled into a cup shape overnight.
Then, I put one burning and timed it. The candle burned for 14 minutes but I am sure that completely depends on the size of the candle.