Floating Candle Ideas for all Occasions    

Enjoy the Serene Effect of
Candles Floating in Water

Create easy d-i-y arrangements with floating candles, and a variety of simple decorations.

Line the bottom of a bowl with glass nuggets, pebbles, river stones or marbles, etc. Set flowers, petals or leaves adrift between the candles, and your floating candle centrepiece can be admired by all.

The gentle motion of candles drifting around on water creates a magical mood of calm celebration. Ideal for the formal tables at your wedding reception. Equally eye-catching in informal arrangements around your home.

Floating candle lights shimmer with a sense of otherworldly enchantment.

Fresh Flowers that Float in Water

Floating candles and fresh flowers create a natural sense of tranquility. The flowers listed below float successfully, and add a special floral touch to your centerpieces. Dense flower heads, with multiple layers of petals, make the best floaters, but you can get appealing results with any of the following:

Floating orchid flowers and candles Anemones

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Snowflake shaped floating candle Snowflake Shaped Floating Candle

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Create your own dream-come-true, wintry-white display: cover a tabletop with your finest table-linen. Show off your best cut glass or crystal dish in the center, with this snowflake candle floating in it.

A faint dusting of glitter adds a festive sparkle to the white candle.

Measurements: 5 inches tip-to-tip. Burn time: 6-7 hours.
Triple floating taper candle holder with silk flowers Triple Floating Taper Candle Holder with Silk Flowers

A dreamy confection for your wedding...a trio of candle holders suspended in graceful metal spirals; dainty tapers floating in fragile glass; white silk flowers, green leaves and ribbons, blossoming with spring-like freshness.

This set contains everything shown in the photo, including the flowers and tapers. Choose from white, black or silver metal for the spiral candle stand.

Don't like the green-and-white florals? Ask your florist to rustle up flowers and ribbons in your special wedding colors. Prefer ordinary floating candles? Fill the glass columns with beads or pebbles...add water...float your candles above the decorations.

Dimensions: ±13" high x 9" in diameter.

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Holly leaf floating candle with red berries Holly Leaf Floating Candle with Red Berries

Decorate with the rich colors of Christmas: a holiday-themed table runner, festive bowls, and these bright holly-and-berry floating candles.

Each unscented green and red candle measures 4 inches long, and burns for about 6-7 hours.

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Pack of Christmas Candyland vase fillers Christmas Candyland Vase Fillers - 40-Piece Value Pack
by Vase Pearlfection

Exercise your creativity...make your own arrangement of candle-and-Christmas- ornaments in a clear glass vase.

The set contains 40 of the following in assorted sizes: green, red and white candy canes; transparent red beads; green metallic beads; white pearl beads; red-and-white candy gems. PLUS one jumbo packet of Transparent Water Gels, so you can create the magical effect of an "underwater" scene. Vase not included. The red floating candle sells separately.

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All-in-one floating candle floral table centerpiece All-in-One Floating Candle Floral Table Centerpiece

So convenient...a complete floating candle & vase centerpiece. Everything you need, in one place.

In the box you'll find: three 10, 12 and 14-inch glass cylinders; 3 floating candles; acrylic stone vase fillers; a scattering of silk flower petals; 4 votive holders with candles to surround the vases; a 12" mirror tile; a beautiful silk orchid flower for each vase; Led lights.
Log twin floating candle centerpiece Log Twin Floating Candle Centerpiece

Decorating a cabin in the mountains, your ski lodge, or your ranch-style hacienda? Then this rustic candle holder centerpiece is the one for you.

This log is handcrafted from genuine Colorado pine or aspen. It holds two clear glass floating candle holders. The set includes a pair of 2" white floating candles.

You can display this 26-inch long piece in a wide fireplace too.
Floating paper candle lanterns Floating Paper Candle Lanterns

Enhance your garden with a touch of Oriental magic. Turn any expanse of water into a blissful festival of lights.

These waterproof and flameproof lanterns are easy to assemble: simply unfold the bag. Stick in a lit candle. Float it on your pool or pond.

Fully biodegradable. These will eventually cease to exist, and not stay around, to clutter up the environment.

Each package includes: 10 white-and-gold paper lanterns and 10 tea lights.

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Fall leaf floating candles - Lot of 6 Fall Leaf Floating Candles - Set of 6

Give an ordinary bowl of water the irresistible glow of autumn. Shaped like fall leaves, these candles come in 3 colors: green, golden yellow and a deep burgundy-red.

A quick-and-easy way to decorate your Thanksgiving table or fall wedding.

Sold in lots of 6.
Personalized floating unity candle set Personalized Floating Unity Candle Set

Unite your lives - and your hopes and your dreams - by the magical lights of this unity candle stand.

The wedding candle set includes everything: the glossy silver stand exudes simplicity and elegance. You get two classic white taper candles. The glass vase and floating candle present an up-to-date way of conducting the unity candle burning ceremony. The white candle burns for a lengthy 10 hours.

You can have the vase personalized with your names, a special message, and the wedding date. All done in high-quality black ink.

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Cylinder floating candle vases - Set of 36 Cylinder Floating Candle Vases - Set of 36

Planning a large wedding or formal function? Buy in bulk, and lower the cost of your event.

This floating candle set comes with 3 different sized vases: 6, 7½, and 10½ inches tall. There's a candle for each vase. These 3" candles fit the vases flawlessly. They burn for an astounding 8-10 hours each. Keeping your event lit, throughout the night.

Choose from many candle colors - white, black, brown, clear, dark pink, green, ivory, lavender, light blue, orange, pink, purple, red, white and yellow. You'll find a match for any color scheme.

Need less centerpieces? Order a set of 3 cylinder floating candle vases instead.

Same-day shipping applies. Your package - even those last-minute orders - will get to you in plenty of time.

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Artificial orange Calla lily & floating candle cylinders - Set of 5 Artificial Orange Calla Lily & Floating Candle Cylinders - Set of 5

Decorate your wedding reception tables with beautiful sets of floral candle holders.

Each glass cylinder vase holds an artificial calla lily and a selection of marbles. Just add water, and the candles, and your centrepieces are ready for display!

Don't fancy the orange? Pick your favourite colour: the calla lilies can be matched to ANY colour scheme of your choice.

Size: 4 x 15cm tall, (2.66 x 6"). Ideal as floating candle favours too.
St Tropez wrought iron and glass floating candle stand St. Tropez Wrought Iron and Glass Floating Candle Stand

Soothe your senses with the comforting smell of vanilla.

A serenity of candles drifts around in a bowl of water, lined with sand and stones. A frame of iron scrollwork supports the bowl. Stand it on a low tabletop, on the floor in a corner. It evokes an air of rustic simplicity.

This complete floating candle centerpiece includes: the scrolled iron stand; the glass bowl; 3 vanilla-scented floating candles; sand; and a selection of natural stones.

Size: 8½" x 6¼".
Floating cream lotus flower with glass tealight candle holder Floating Lotus Flower Candle Holder

Turn your garden party into a wonderland of floating candle lights.

Flexible flower petals form a beautiful cream lotus lily, with its own green lily pad. The candle burns in a glass votive holder in the center.

This durable lotus flower tealight holder floats in swimming pools and ponds. It creates an enthralling display in any indoor or outdoor water feature.

Also available in indigo.

Size: 8 inches in diameter.
Frogalina ceramic floating candle bath Appletree Design Frogalina Floating Candle Bath

What a delightful way to float candles on your patio or in your garden!

Lady Frogalina bathes, while your favorite water lily or lotus candles drift around in the water near her. She reclines majestically in her candlelit pond, shoes on the side, dragonfly pendant around her neck, and ring on her finger.

Constructed from ceramic and dolomite, this durable piece withstands the rigors of outdoor use. Use Led floating candles for outside.

For candle connoisseurs only. You'll treasure this collectors' piece for a lifetime. Comes gift boxed. Spoil yourself, or make someone else feel special.

Size: 13¾" in diameter.

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Fall vase fillers - Pack of 40 pearl beads and gems Fall Vase Fillers - Pack of 40 Pearl Beads and Gems

Create a vibrant floating candle centerpiece for autumn. "Float" a selection of fall colored beads in a clear glass vase. Stick a candle on top. Let the festivities begin!

This pack contains 40 different-sized vase fillers, ranging from jumbo to small: orange pearl beads; burgundy red wine pearls; assorted yellow and orange transparent beads; and pumpkin shaped ornaments. To "float" the beads, you'll have to get the transparent water gels, (sold separately).

A winner for the fall holidays. You can display this centerpiece from Halloween through Thanksgiving. And put it together again next year!

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Set of 3 square vases and 3 floating candles Set of 3 Square Vases and 3 White Floating Candles

Candlelight floats and shimmers in triplicate. It transforms a trio of vases into blindingly beautiful wedding or event centerpieces. Display the threesome on a mirror tile, or on a sheer pane of glass, with a white tablecloth underneath. Radiance multiplied!

These square glass vases come in different sizes: 6, 8 and 12 inches tall.

Each set includes 3 floating candles. These long-lasting candles burn for 8-10 hours each, an astounding time for any floating candle! Choose from a variety of candle colors: aqua green, black, brown, dark pink, green, ivory, lavender, light blue, navy blue, orange, pink, purple, yellow, or white.

Buy in wholesale lots, and enjoy low-priced luxury. Get these as a set of 18 square vases and 18 floating candles, also available in many colors.

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Flameless floating candles Flameless Floating Candles - Set of 12 Cool White

Water activated floating candles provide an everlasting glow. Indoors or out.

Plagued by breezes at your wedding venue? Water splashing over the candles at your pool party? No problem! As soon as these "candles" touch the water, they light up. And whatever the conditions, they'll stay lit. Until you decide to remove them from the water.

Also available in warm white and yellow.

You'll receive a pack of 12 LED floating candles, with coin batteries inside.

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Orange gel floating candles - 12 pieces Clear Orange Gel Floating Candles - 12 Pieces

Illuminate bowls of water with the translucent glow of orange.

Glass discs - filled with gel wax - measure 1¾" each, (4.37cm). They burn for 3-4 hours.

This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.

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25th wedding anniversary floating candle vase 25th Wedding Anniversary Floating Candle Vase

Reaching your silver wedding anniversary is quite an achievement.

Confirm your vows and commitment with this gorgeous vase and candle set. The vase measures 4 inches wide by 9½ inches tall, and features a whimsical "25th Anniversary" design in an elegant script. This beautifully hand blown glass makes an eye-catching decoration in itself, as well as a testament to your love and devotion.

The white candle measures 3 inches wide.

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Floral wax floating candle bowl Make a Floral Wax Bowl for Floating Candles

Floating candle bowls, made of wax, exude a softer and gentler glow than their hard, glassy counterparts. Decorate the sides of the bowl with pressed flowers, and you have a subtle, feminine look, reminiscent of the romantic decorations of yesteryear.

A one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your dressing or bedside table. Especially if you've made it yourself, with your own talented hands!

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Floating oil candle kit Floating Oil Candle Kit

Turn your favourite vases, dishes, or wineglasses, into objects of candlelit beauty.

A stained glass vase becomes a thing of romance with a floating oil candle in it. A crystal bowl takes on a magical aspect with a few of these "invisible candles" bobbing around in it.

Proceed as follows: pour water into a glass. You may color the water with food coloring, if you like. Add a layer of cooking or salad oil, (pure corn oil, blended vegetable oils, or olive oil recommended). Insert a length of wick into the floating disc. Place onto the oil. Light, and enjoy hours of soft and soothing candle light, without smoke, or unpleasant odors. (The box contains the full instructions, with more detail).

Leave the oil unscented, or add a few drops of natural essential oils for a pleasant aroma.

Each kit contains 800 hours of wick, and 5 floatable discs.

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Floating wax tealight candle holders A waxy version of the floating tealights.

Fill a bowl up to three-quarters with water. Float a group of wax bowls on the surface. Stick a LED tealight into each one. These flameless lights prevent the wax shells from melting.
Sun, moon and star floating candles arrangement Add some solar and lunar magic to your celebrations! Candles with cheerful sun, moon and star faces, have universal appeal, and children and adults enjoy them.

You'll need:
Celestial floating candles
Pressed, or etched glass dessert bowls
Mirror tiles
Blue and green food colouring
Turquoise-blue glass nuggets
A jug

Arrange the mirror tiles in a zig-zag pattern on the table. Place the dessert dishes onto them. Arrange a few glass nuggets in the bottom of the bowls.

Pour water into the jug, and dye it a pale turquoise-blue colour by gradually adding a few drops of blue, and a drop or so of green food colouring. Pour the tinted water into the bowls, and add the candles.
Cut-glass vase, with turquoise-blue glass nuggets, Swarovski crystal swan ornament, and floating candle You can use crystal, or glass, vases and ornaments to create these types of centrepieces. Is this glassy look too cold for you? Place fresh, or artificial flowers, (or foliage), beneath the candle instead.

You'll need:
A vase
A floating candle
An ornament
Glass nuggets

Carefully lower glass nuggets into the vase. Rest the ornament on the nuggets. Fill the vase with water. Float the candle on top.
Brandy glasses with colored water and floating candles Especially dramatic at night, you can create centerpieces with the full rainbow effect, if you can lay your hands on 7 matching wine, water, or brandy glasses. We only had 6 (brandy) glasses, and did the following: filled the glasses ± 2/3 full of water, added a few drops of food coloring to each glass, creating red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple colored water.

Mix red with yellow to obtain orange, blue and yellow for green, and blue and red for purple. Add a few drops at a time, building the color up gradually.

Finally, display the glasses on a large mirror, and stick a candle into each one.
centerpiece with pink floating candles in teacups, roses and carnations in teapot Create a Victorian-tea-party style centerpiece. The teapot becomes a vase.

You'll need an old-fashioned tea set, including a porcelain teapot with floral designs, flowers, and floating candles. We used roses and carnations. Use whatever matches your tea set's design.

Make a simple flower arrangement in the teapot. Surround the teapot with the tea cups, and place a candle in each one.
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