Beaded Candle

November 23, 2006 - 2:06pm

Beaded Candle Difficulty: Difficulty 1/5 (1/5)


  • Candle
  • Beads
  • Short pins with flat heads
  • Thimble - optional
Beaded Candle Supplies


  1. First, thread a bead onto a pin. Some of the beads may have holes too large for the pin, so you will need to find one that will fit. Bead on a Pin
  2. Next start pushing the pins into the candle. This is where you might want the thimble. After doing a lot of these, your finger may start to hurt. Pushing Beads into the Candle
  3. Continue doing this until you have your desired pattern on the candle. Beaded Candle
  4. Now you can put this is on a candle holder and place in a room for a conversation piece. People will be surprised at the way the beads stick out from the candle. This makes a great gift as well!
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This is really cute! I love

Posted by Lindsi Dawn (not verified) on June 10, 2007 - 9:24am

This is really cute! I love it, great idea!

What happens to the pins

Posted by Katoo (not verified) on December 4, 2008 - 5:11pm

What happens to the pins when the candle melts?

An easier way would be to

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 10, 2011 - 7:58pm

An easier way would be to melt some candle wax and dip the beads in that so that it will adhere to the candle but still I would not do this with small children in the house because they could pull them off and choke. Pins are not a good idea, sorry but have to think of kids first.

Good Point

Posted by Andrea on October 3, 2012 - 8:31pm

That is a great point. When I made this, I did not have any kids in the house. It was just my husband and myself. I personally like the look of the silver with the beads, but would make sure it was out of a child's reach or given to someone that didn't have children.

Thanks for the concern and the suggestion to another way to adhere the beads!

Pillar candle with beads decorating it

Posted by Kathy K. (not verified) on September 10, 2011 - 9:11pm

Great idea, will have to try it.