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How to Decorate a Unity Candle With Pressed Flowers

by Andrea Buckner Schoenherr
  • Overview

    Unity candles are an important part of wedding ceremonies and decorating. By decorating plain candles with pressed flowers you can create a meaningful decoration to cherish for years to come. You will need to start this project several weeks before you need the unity candle. Make this project part of some fun couple time before the wedding.
 
  • Step 1

    Obtain the flowers, herbs, or leaves to press. Take more than you will need. They will each turn out differently when pressed, and you want to have a wide selection.
  • Step 2

    Place in a flower press or between the pages of a book. An old phone book works well.
  • Step 3

    Leave the flowers in the press for at least two weeks. Some varieties take four weeks. Make sure they are completely dried before removing.
  • Step 4

    After the flowers have fully dried, experiment with different layouts of the flowers on store-bought candles. Decide how to arrange the flowers. Leave ample room for the candle to burn during the ceremony without reaching the flowers.
  • Step 5

    Use a hot glue gun or craft glue to secure the flowers onto the candle.
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  • Flowers or other foliage Flower press or book Large white candle 2 white taper candles Hot glue gun or craft glue
  • Flowers or other foliage
  • Flower press or book
  • Large white candle
  • 2 white taper candles
  • Hot glue gun or craft glue
  • Use flowers that have meaning to you and your partner. Go to a special place together to choose the flowers, or consider contacting your florist for flowers that will match your bouquet.
  • Use flowers that have meaning to you and your partner. Go to a special place together to choose the flowers, or consider contacting your florist for flowers that will match your bouquet.

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