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DIY Flower Tealight

Are you looking for a creative and unique way to add a touch of elegance to your home decor? Look no further! In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to make your very own DIY flower tealight. Not only will this project allow you to unleash your creativity, but it will also provide a beautiful centerpiece for any occasion. This delightful DIY project will not only allow you to express your creativity but also add a personal touch to your home decor. Get ready to embark on a journey of crafting as we guide you through the steps to make a stunning flower tealight. 

Materials:

  • 1 Artificial flower(s) (LARGE, WITH LOTS OF PETALS)

  • 4 Plastic spoon(s) (CLEAR)
  • 1 Battery operated tealight candle

Equipment:

  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

Instructions:

Step 1: Find what you need

  • Gather your supplies and materials.

Step 2: Prepare the flower and spoons

  • Cut and/or pull your faux flower apart. You'll need 4 smaller petals and at least 8 larger petals, but it's better to cut a few extra.Cut off a few pieces of greenery as well.

Cut the handles off of 4 plastic spoons. Recycle the handles and keep the rounded spoon parts.(Read below the tutorial if you need help cutting the spoons.)

Step 3: Attach the spoons to the candle

  • Add lines of hot glue to the back of a plastic spoon.

Place one of the smaller flower petals into the glue, arranging it so it just sticks up over the top of the spoon.Repeat with the other 3 spoons.

Add a dot of hot glue to the side of a battery operated tealight candle, close to the bottom.

Place the bottom of the spoon into the glue.

Hold the spoon in place until the glue sets (20 to 30 seconds).We found it helpful to set the candle on our working surface and push on the bottom of the spoon while holding the top up and away from the candle. This helps to keep it straight, not leaning in to the center.

Add the 3 other spoons an equal distance apart, 1 on each "side" of the candle.

Step 4: Glue petals around the candle

  • Add a line of glue at the side bottom of the candle, between 2 of the spoons.

Press a larger petal into the glue, lining up the bottom of the petal with the bottom edge of the candle (you don't want any white showing).

Repeat, adding 3 more petals between the gaps.

Next, add glue to the bottom of one of the spoons.

Add a petal in the glue between the other 2 petals.Decide where you want to add the petal vertically. We placed ours a little bit lower -- it's okay if the petal sticks out the bottom of the candle a bit. You can trim the petal now, or later.

Glue the next 3 petals onto the spoons, covering the candle.

Add another layer of petals if you'd like, continuing until you're happy with the size and look of the flower.Then cut off any extra fabric from the petals that sticks out from the bottom of the tealight.

Step 5: Glue greenery to the tealight (optional)

  • To add the greenery, place a small dot of glue on the bottom of the candle.

Press the leaf into the glue.

Then add another small dot of glue very close to the bottom of the flower and push the greenery up into it.Repeat, adding as many leaves as you'd like.

Your flower tealight is complete!

Helpful Tips:

  1. Make sure your spoons are glued at the right angle and hold them in place until the glue is dry. They can shift position easily if you don’t hold them.
  2. Test your battery operated tealight candle and make sure it glows brightly before gluing all the petals to it!
  3. You can also buy flower petals already separated and ready to use.

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