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.
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:
- 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.
- Next, fill the container 1/2 full of potting soil. I created a little hole for the succulent.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Finally, stand back and admire your beautiful decor! Hopefully your little is just as satisfied.
Here you can find a few of my favorite Voluspa candles: