I love working on holiday crafts!! So I was really excited to get started on some DIY patriotic sand candles for July 4th. This craft would even be great for Memorial Day as well.
I loved the idea of making some Patriotic Candles with sand. These would be awesome as centerpieces at a 4th of July party or Memorial Day BBQ. I’ve seen this idea and I really wanted to create my own version. This idea would be great for any holiday, just change the color of your sand.
Supplies needed to make your own sand candles:
I was browsing Consumer Crafts, and got super lucky because they have a TON of decorative sand colors. I used some jars I already had on hand for this project. You can use some mason jars or even upcycle some glass jars you already have!
I was super excited and ready to get started!!
Step 1 – Fill in Extra Space.
I didn’t want to waste any space or sand in the candles, so I added some blocks inside to help fill the space. I just used some blocks I had on hand, but you can use whatever you want for this step – I hot glued the blocks in place, so they’re not going anywhere!!
Step 2 – Time to add Your Sand.
Now the fun part!! Let’s add our sand!
You can get as creative as you want with this step. I used a funnel to add my sand to the jars. It really makes it so much easier.
Just pour the sand, you can add as little or as much as you want to create the pattern you want.
Step 3 – Add Your Candles.
I decided to use tea lights for this project – I think it makes it so much easier and less messy then the wax candles. I just gently placed them on top of the sand. Simple as that!!
Now we are ready to display our candles. You can place them on a mantel or even your table setting. The possibilities are endless.
How pretty does these sand candles look??! Decorate around them with some more Patriotic Decor ideas!
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.