Just like in the dining hall at Hogwarts make your own DIY Harry Potter Floating Candles. This is a super simple craft that will light up the darkest night!
The floating candles in Harry Potter are one of the most memorable parts of the movies. Whether you are having a Harry Potter Party or just want to do something fun for Halloween or a Movie Night, you can’t go wrong with this simple DIY Harry Potter Floating Candles.
You will need
- Empty Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Rolls
- Hot glue gun
- White Paint
- Fishing Line
- Needle or push pin
- Small battery powered tealights
- Thumbtacks or pushpins for hanging.
Take your hot glue gun and run around the top of a toilet paper roll. Create “drips” from the top down to look like candle wax that has melted.
Once you have done this with several rolls and it has dried you are going to paint them with white acrylic paint.
Once the paint has dried you are going to use a needle or a push pin to create 4 small holes about 1/4 -1/2 inch from the top.
You are going to make one on each side. These are so you can string the fishing line through so you can hang your candle but also to create a support to hold the tealight. (See the picture above)
These are so you can string the fishing line through so you can hang your candle but also to create a support to hold the tealight.
When stringing the fishing line through the holes cut it at different lengths for each candle. This way your candles have a staggered effect when you hang them. Use a push pin to secure them to the ceiling with the fishing line.
I am in love with how easy these are to make and how cute they turned out. My kids oohed and aahed for a while over these Harry Potter Floating Candles.
Don’t let this craft scare you. My 9-year-old daughter actually made these! I was just responsible for hanging them up. My kids are huge Harry Potter fans and wanted to decorate the house for Halloween like Hogwarts. I can’t argue with that.