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A totally unique addition to any decor!
You will be amazed at your own creativity when you learn to make these beautiful Candle Globes. A totally unique addition to any decor!

Learn to make them below...

Posted by Creative Origins from Stuart, Florida, United States • Published See Creative Origins's 23 projects »
  • Step 1

    Heat wax in double boiler until completely melted. Fill balloon about 2/3 full of water and tie off.

  • Step 2

    Holding balloon by knot, begin dipping balloon in wax. Do not dip above water line in balloon. Let wax cool for a few seconds after each dip.

  • Step 3

    When wax layer on balloon has thickened to approx. 1/4″, set balloon on smooth surface to cool.

  • Step 4

    Support balloon for a moment until solid enough to sit straight on its own. Allow to cool for one hour.

  • Step 5

    When cool, pop the balloon. (Do this over the sink, or you’ll get wet. Remove popped balloon from globe and use a hair dryer to gently smooth top edge. And then… just go crazy with it.

  • How to make a candle. Beautiful Candle Globes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use your imagination. Here are some suggested embellishments: Use drip candles to make drips down the side of your globe. Use mod podge and tissue paper to give it stained glass look. Use candle paints and stencils to give it designer look. When you’re finished…place a multi-layered square of foil in the bottom and drop in a tea light.

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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
I like
Robin M.
Robin M. · Brainerd, Minnesota, US
I am making them now, how large is the actual globe in circumference? I made 1 small one and I have another larger one ready to go. This is quite neat, and I love the stenciling on the one Happy
Creative Origins
Creative Origins · Stuart, Florida, US · 24 projects
You only, actually, use about 1 lb of wax for the globe. You need the suggested amount to accomplish the dipping. You will be able to make several from 5 lbs.
Creative Origins
Creative Origins · Stuart, Florida, US · 24 projects
The balloon doesn't pop when dipped in the wax because of the cool water inside the balloon. The reference to "5 lbs of wax" is just the size of the candle I used for melting. But, you do need enough wax to be able to dip the balloon down into. And, actually, 5 lbs of wax sounds like a lot, but wax is quite heavy.
Robin M.
Robin M. · Brainerd, Minnesota, US
5 pounds of wax? They are beautiful, but would be very expensive to make.
gazliazeem · Dubai, Dubai, AE · 7 projects
wont the balloon blast wn dipped in a hot wax...
Eszti · Dunakeszi, Pest County, HU · 42 projects
so so amazing
janine g.
janine g. · North Lauderdale, Florida, US · 5 projects
that is so neat! I love it!
Creative Origins
Creative Origins · Stuart, Florida, US · 24 projects
Don't be silly, using it is the point. There's a tea light in the bottom. When the tea light is used up, simply put in a new one.
Alexandria Sherbert
Alexandria Sherbert · Gloucestershire, England, GB · 2 projects
This is lovely! Though i'd never use it... It's too pretty! Happy
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