Ideas for Floating Candles    

Easy DIY Centerpieces with
Floating Candles

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

Candles afloat in water create 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.

The Best Flowers for Floating in Water

Floral centerpieces - aglow with floating candles - create a natural sense of tranquillity. Dense flower heads, with multiple layers of wide petals, make the best floaters. The flowers listed below, however, all float fairly well in water:

Floating daisy flowers and candle Anemones

Ideas for Floating Candle Displays:

Floating glass candles - 6-pack of white scented candles Floating Glass Candles - 6-Pack of White Scented Candles

Escape from the exhausting stresses and strains of the outside world, and come home to the invigorating smells of lavender, lemon and mint.

Double layers of insulating glass allow these pumpkin-shaped containers to float on the surface of water.

You'll receive two sets of three all-natural, soy wax candles - the must-have home scent gifts for the holidays.

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Autumn vase decorations - 40-piece pack + water gels Autumn Vase Decorations - 40-Piece Pack + Water Gels

Set the mood for autumn...float these fall style ornaments in a vase of your choice, and create a unique seasonal ambiance...or scatter these decorations around a fall event table.

Each pack contains 40 orange, burgundy, red, yellow and brown pumpkin gems and pearls. Included is a quantity of transparent water gels...after 10 hours of hydration, they'll fill 1/2 gallon (8 measuring cups) for your vase(s).

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Beeswax maple leaf floating candle Beeswax Maple Leaf Floating Candle

The classic symbol of fall...the maple leaf. Get ready for your Thanksgiving events, with these true-to-life floating candles.

Made of 100% beeswax, this perfectly pure candle contains no scent or added coloring - it's the golden honey color of natural unbleached beeswax.

Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches.
Nautical floating candle holder centrepiece Nautical Floating Candle Holder Centrepiece

Decorate your nautical event in true maritime style.

Set the tealight holder afloat in the glass cylinder - an orange-and-white- striped fish dangles from the tealight holder.

The set contains everything, including the 20.5 cm tall vase + 6 peach-toned tealight candles.
Wish floating silk lotus flower candles - 20-piece pack Wish Floating Lotus Flower Candles - 20-Piece Pack

Make a wish by the lights of these floating lotus flowers, and achieve your heart's desire, (according to Chinese folklore).

This 20-piece pack illuminates your floating lights festival with a rainbow of different colors. Handmade from silk, each flower bears a tea candle in its center.

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Fall vase fillers - 40-piece pack orange and plum Fall Vase Fillers - 40-Piece Pack Orange & Plum

Create a colorful fall floating candle centerpiece, with shades of orange and plum.

Set these pearl decorations afloat in your own vase, using the transparent water gels, (two packets are included). Float a fall-colored candle on top, and you're ready to wow your Thanksgiving guests.

The multi-sized beads come in a pack with 20 orange and 20 plum-colored pearls.
Memorial floating candle vase Memorial Floating Candle Vase

Gone, but not forgotten...just add water, float the candle, light the wick, and you've created a centerpiece, to remember them by.

The laser etched glass bears the inscription, "In Loving Memory, this light shines as a symbol of a life and love remembered"

The vase measures 9 inches tall, and comes with the right size floating candle.

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Square floating Chinese paper lanterns - Pack of 20 Square Floating Chinese Paper Lanterns - Pack of 20

Turn a pool party into a festival of floating lights. Water-and-fireproof Chinese lanterns float freely on any water surface.

Assembly's easy: unfold each bag...light a candle... stick it in the bag...set it afloat.

Each pack contains 20 folded lanterns, each with its own tealight, (use your own battery operated tealights, if you prefer.) Great for floating your candles down the river, at large festivals; just as good for your own celebrations around the pool.

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Blue-and-silver snowflake floating candles - Bulk pack of 72 Blue-and-Silver Snowflake Floating Candles - Bulk Pack of 72

Decorate your holiday tables with blue-and-silver metallics. Candles shaped like snowflakes add a warm glow to your winter decor.

Each case provides 72 multi-use candles: float them in bowls; set one down at each place setting; stick them into individual cellophane bags, and turn them into festive Xmas candle favors.
Floating lotus flower candle holders - Set of 5 orange Floating Lotus Flower Candle Holders - Set of 5 Orange

Infuse any venue with a summerlike ambiance - whatever the season.

Flame-colored lotus flowers stand the test of time. Made of durable foam, they're totally scorch-and-waterproof. Whatever the elements may bring, they turn your pond, pool or fountain, into a fantasy of floating flowers.

Each pack contains 5 wide-petalled water candles, each with its own lotus leaf, and wax tealight, (substitute your own LED lights, for windy conditions.)

Choose from a variety of amazing colors: rose pink, green, ivory, pink, purple, red, violet, white, yellow, dark pink, fuchsia purple, red orange.
Floating candle in cut glass dish Simple, but eye-catchingly effective...

Float a candle in a cut-or-pressed-glass dish, (dessert dishes often come in amazingly decorative designs). As the candle drifts around, it casts moving patterns of light and shade onto your surroundings. Quite a mesmerizing sight at night...especially if you line a number of bowls up on a long table, with a glass pane underneath.

Line the base of the dish with a layer or two of coloured glass stones, for extra decorative appeal.
Chrome and glass floating taper candle holder Chrome and Glass Floating Taper Candle Holder

Keep your decor up-to-date. You can adapt this chrome-and-glass pedestal to any occasion. Wind garlands of fresh or faux flowers, berries and foliage around the tall stem. It makes a superb seasonal centrepiece, all-year-round.

Fill the globe candle holder with water. Stick in your own taper. The candle floats about an inch above the water level at all times.

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Pink floating candle and flower set Pink Floating Candle & Flower Set

An all-inclusive candle set makes a convenient gift for any occasion. This pink-toned set comes with a high-quality glass bowl, two floating candles, and an artificial flower. All boxed, and ready-to-give.
Water beads vase fillers - Pack of 12 colors Water Beads Vase Fillers - Pack of 12 Colors

Place a pack of beads in a large bowl of water. Leave for 6-8 hours. Drain the water. Your beads are now fully hydrated, and ready to use.

Decorating a birthday party? Fill a vase with a rainbow of different colors. "Float" a brightly-colored candle on top. A formal function? Use a single color, matching your flowers and decorations.

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Floating glass tealight holder Floating Glass Tealight Holder

Turn any tealight into a luminous floating candle. Stick a tea candle into this glass holder, and set it afloat in a bowl of water. Candlelight at its best, (and easiest).

The holder measures 6.5cm in diameter.

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Glass floating tea light holders - Pack of 6 Glass Floating Tea Light Holders - Pack of 6

Tealights CAN float, thanks to these handy little holders. Float several of the 2.875" candle cups in a dish, and spill romantic candlelight onto your surroundings.

All-glass gives you more light at each table: use clear glass tea light holders, instead of the usual aluminium casings. Stick a mirror under each bowl. There you are...dazzling centerpieces, ready to enchant your guests.

Idea for floating candle favors: stick a scented flower tealight into each holder. Pop them into individual cellophane bags. Tie each one with a matching ribbon. Festive favors, your guests will love.
Floating candle dish gardens - Set of 6 Floating Candle Dish Gardens - Set of 6

Perfect for parties and special occasions. Fill these thick, crystal clear glass dishes with a trio of 3" floating candles. Easy floating candle centerpieces, that sparkle the night away.

The package contains six floating candle bowls. Each measures 7 5/8 inches wide.

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Mirror and cylinder vase floating candle centerpieces - 48-piece bulk set Mirror and Cylinder Vase Floating Candle Centerpieces - 48-Piece Bulk Set

Create dazzling event centerpieces, in 3 easy steps: arrange the mirrors on your tables. Stick a trio of different size vases onto each mirror. Float a candle in each one.

This all-in-one floating candle set includes 36 clear 3½" glass vases, in 3 different heights; 36 white Richland floating candles; 12 beautifully beveled mirrors, for unequaled radiance.

Whatever the theme of your function is, you'll find a color to match: aqua green, brown, dark pink, black, green, ivory, lavender, light blue, navy blue, orange, pink, purple, red, white and yellow.

The round mirror tiles come in different sizes: 8, 10, 12 or 16 inches.

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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: a glossy silver stand exuding simplicity and elegance; two classic white taper candles; a white floating candle with a burning time of 10 hours. The glass vase and floating candle present an up-to-date way of conducting the unity candle burning ceremony.

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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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.
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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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 a blindingly beautiful centerpiece. 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.

Order 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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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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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.

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