Friday, November 6, 2015

Hogwarts Great Hall Floating Candles

Someday, I want to throw the most epic of Harry Potter parties. Maybe when I get married, or maybe for a birthday, a HP bash is going to happen. Until then, my HP crafts have taken over my room, and I love it. I was at JoAnns and I saw these LED candles and I thought they'd be perfect for floating candles like in the Great Hall. They're currently on Christmas sale (gah) so I got them for about $2 per candle. I liked these ones because they flicker and have a pretty good battery life. Before you start to craft them, try them to make sure they work, I've had two packs not work well.

 So first I needed to make a hole to string the lights up with. I took a pin and heated it on a candle. I used my epic White Yeti candle, and left it burning because Yeti candles are the best =)

Then while the push pin is hot I made a hole in the tip of the candle, and strung some clear fishing line through. I decided to paint the candles, even though I think the ones in the movies are just white, they looked too boring without some sparkle. I used a gold metalic paint, and gave it 2 or 3 coats. 

 Here they are all shiny and ready to go

So then I just attached them up with thumbtacks and enjoyed them while watching HP 

Wooohoo! I love them! If they weren't so expensive i'd do the whole ceiling! 


  1. I am just seeing this (going through Craftster looking for inspiration for home decor) and I want to rush home and make these right this second!! (it might also be because I'm eyeball-deep in reading HP for the very first time, so I'm totally enthralled with EVERYTHING Harry Potter!)

    Did you poke the hole where the base of the candle starts, or the tip if the flame? It's hard to tell in the picture...and my brain isn't feeling like problem solving on it's own today. :) GREAT JOB!!

    1. thank you!!! I did the tip of the flame, luckily its pretty tough stuff so it didn't break off.