Australian home stylist reveals how to make her easy DIY floral taper candles with leftover flowers

Greg Stevens

Home stylist shares how to make her stunning floral candles using flowers from an old bouquet

  • An Australian mum has shared her stunning DIY taper decorated taper candles
  • Dina Santos made the candles using flowers from her old bouquet 
  • She places the flowers between the candle and baking paper and tightly rolls
  • Dina then presses an low-heat iron over the flowers adhering them to the candle 

A home stylist has shared her easy hack to create stunning taper candles decorated with flowers and ferns. 

Dina Santos, from Brisbane, showed how to make the DIY stylish home accessories using leftover flowers in a video posted to Instagram. 

‘For this process I have used baking paper, fresh flowers and an iron between medium and low heat,’ she wrote in the clip caption. 

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Home stylist, Dina Santos, has revealed how to make her stunning floral taper candles using her old Mother’s Day flowers

'For this process I have used baking paper, fresh flowers and an iron between medium and low heat,' she wrote in the clip caption

‘For this process I have used baking paper, fresh flowers and an iron between medium and low heat,’ she wrote in the clip caption

The creative mum starts by collecting some fresh flat, flowers and rolling one between the candle and the baking paper making sure it’s tight. 

She then presses the iron on a low to medium heat over the flower for a few seconds to melt the wax slightly melding the decoration to the candle. 

Dina said to make sure the iron isn’t too hot so the candle doesn’t start melting too much. 

The creative mum starts by collecting some fresh flat, flowers

Then she rolls one between the candle and the baking paper making sure it's tight

The creative mum starts by collecting some fresh flat, flowers and rolling one between the candle and the baking paper making sure it’s tight

She then presses the iron on a low to medium heat over the flower for a few seconds to melt the wax slightly melding the decoration to the candle

She then presses the iron on a low to medium heat over the flower for a few seconds to melt the wax slightly melding the decoration to the candle

How to make DIY flower taper candles 

What you’ll need:

  • Taper candles 
  • Small, flat and fresh flowers, leaves or ferns
  • Iron
  • Baking paper

What to do:

1. Preheat the iron to a low to medium heat

2. Place a flower where you want in on the candle and roll tightly in baking paper

3. Run the iron over the flower for a few seconds, making sure it isn’t hot enough to melt the wax completely

4. Repeat as many times as you like to get your desired style 

Once the paper is unrolled, the flower should be stuck by the warm wax to the candle. 

She then repeats with more flowers until she gets the style she wants and even uses some small ferns as well. 

Many viewers in the comments were impressed with Dina’s handy work calling the clever DIY a ‘gorgeous’ idea. 

‘That’s the best hack I’ve seen,’ one woman said and a second wrote: ‘Just beautiful! Definitely going to try this one.’

‘What is this wizardry?! Sooo clever!’ commented a third. 

Others weren’t sold on the idea saying, the flowers could be a fire risk as the candle burns down however Dina said she hadn’t had that issue and recommended them for decoration only. 

Previously, Dina shower her 10,700 Instagram followers how to make a stylish piece of art using a scarf. 

The crafty home décor hack requires only the scarf, canvas and glue that altogether cost less than $20. 

She simply glued the scarf dipped in even more glue to the canvas and it dried to look like a high-end piece of art.

Dina started by placing the $7 Kmart scarf on the canvas she said she bought for $10 also from the retailer to work out roughly where she wants to glue it down. 

She then mixes some $2.25 PVA glue also from Kmart with equal parts water and mixes to combine. 

‘Dip the piece of fabric in the glue mixture making sure every bit is wet but not dripping,’ she wrote in the clip. 

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Home stylish Dina Santos wowed hundreds online with her stunning art DIY she made using materials from Kmart for under $20 altogether

Home stylish Dina Santos wowed hundreds online with her stunning art DIY she made using materials from Kmart for under $20 altogether

Add a bit of glue to the canvas where you’re about to place the scarf and lay it on top adding a bit more glue as needed. 

‘Don’t worry, the glue dries clear,’ Dina added for those worrying about getting glue in the wrong places. 

When the scarf is glued in place on the canvas, leave it to dry.

Dina dipped the scarf in the glue making sure it is wet but not dripping

She laid the wet scarf on the canvas adding more glue where needed then set it aside to dry

Dina dipped the scarf in the glue making sure it is wet but not dripping and laid it on the canvas adding more glue where needed then set it aside to dry 

Dina wowed hundreds on social media with her ‘incredible’ arty hack and drew in a slew of impressed responses. 

‘This looks like lots of fun and thinking of all the different scarfs I could use,’ one woman commented.   

‘How cool is that! Looks like an expensive art piece, exclaimed a second. 

‘Looks amazing. You have my favourite colours and my heart just cluttered with joy. I love love love this’ wrote a third. 

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