DIY: Make Plant Displays from Old Candles to Give them a New Life

Make plant displays from old candles to add a decorative touch to your kitchen, bath or living space. This is a fun project to do with the kids!

Make plant displays from old candles to add a decorative touch to your kitchen, bath or living space. This is a fun project to do with the kids!
A candle is one of my favorite design elements. However, nothing is worse than the day your favorite candle burns out! Give it a new life by creating your next DIY project: plant displays from old candles. It is ridiculously easy!

I am OBSESSED with Voluspa candles because they are well priced, and smell amazing. Not to mention, the vessel is gorgeous too. I have a giant Japanese Plum Bloom burning in my living room that I can not wait to reinvent into a beautiful vase for fresh blooms.

Best of all, this as a perfect learning opportunity for little hands. My toddlers love to play in the dirt, which seems like every day. Therefore, making plant displays from old candles has a fun teaching element to it. Almost all of the best learning opportunities are through hands on projects.

Make plant displays from old candles to add a decorative touch to your kitchen, bath or living space. This is a fun project to do with the kids!

Things you will need for this learning project:

  • Potting Soil
  • Old Candle
  • Small Succulent

In order to make plant displays from old candles, follow these simple steps:

  1. First of all, remove the leftover wax and wick. This is done by freezing the candle for a few hours. Remove and break the left over wax in half with a butter knife and pull out.
  2. Next, fill the container 1/2 full of potting soil. I created a little hole for the succulent.
  3. After that, place your favorite plant in the vase. I adore succulents, so I chose to fill my container with one. I also have a black thumb, so I chose a plant that could also coexist with me.
  4. Fill to the top with the remaining soil. Littles can do this using a plastic spoon. It is a good opportunity to teach them that the soil protects the roots so that it can grow big and strong.
  5. Also, don’t forget to water your plant. Explain to your little how the plant needs water just like us, because without it, the plant would not live.
  6. Finally, stand back and admire your beautiful decor! Hopefully your little is just as satisfied.

Make plant displays from old candles to add a decorative touch to your kitchen, bath or living space. This is a fun project to do with the kids!

Here you can find a few of my favorite Voluspa candles:

Make plant displays from old candles to add a decorative touch to your kitchen, bath or living space. This is a fun project to do with the kids!

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