DIY Rainbow Candle


There have been a lot of RAINBOWS in the news lately.

With all that LOVE in the air, I couldn’t resist creating this “DIY Rainbow Candle” for my

FloraCraft Make It:Fun Team Challenge this month.  The theme was “Outdoor Decorating”.

If you’re in the mood for a rainbow party…this cute Rainbow Candle is perfect for it!

DIY Rainbow Candle Tutorial


Before I get to the tutorial, I must tell you a quick story.

While staging the “Rainbow Party” and taking photos of it, I glanced over to my 13 year old and said,”What a shame we’re not actually having a Rainbow Party.”  She looked at me with those sparkly hazel eyes and said, “Well, we coooooould.”  I looked at the table.  I looked at her.  I looked at the table.  I looked at her…
Rainbow Party Ideas


I said, “Okay!  If you and your sister can find 4 friends to come over for a Rainbow Party today, I’ll order the pizzas!”

She grabbed her phone out of her back pocket and ran upstairs to tell her sis.

Rainbow Party Candle Tutorial

Sometime those impromptu gatherings are the best.

The Rainbow Party was a success, and no one noticed that I set the table wrong, lol.

Fork, knife, spoon.  I always mess that up.

Who cares…it’s a Rainbow Party!

Rainbow Party Tutorial


How to make a cute rainbow candle with FloraCraft Foam


1. Use FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets (found at Michaels) and cut your shape using a serrated knife, or even better, use FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Tools.  I cut mine using the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter.  I did not measure (I hate measuring), I did this by eye only.  It was slightly uneven after I was finished cutting through, that’s when I decided to “shave” it using the “shape sculpture” to get it even.  Please view next photos to get the idea.

Rainbow Candle FloraCraft Make It Fun Foam

FloraCraft Make It Fun Foam Tools

How to shave a candle with FloraCraft Make It Fun Foam

2. Next, I scooped out 7 holes (again no measuring) for my glass tea light candles.  I ended up using a stainless steel soup spoon.

FloraCraft Foam Candle

3. Unfortunately, I forgot to photograph in the middle of painting, but it was very simple.  I used blue tape and taped off the “bricks”.  You can’t do them all at once because they will over lap.  Just begin with red, yellow, and blue acrylic paint (1 coat).  I used a small 1 inch craft paint brush I happen to have.  Then remove the tape and finish with orange, green, and purple.  Let dry for a couple hours before you try the second round of colors.

4. Stick your glass tea lights in, and be very careful when you light them because the foam will melt if you get it near a flame.  Do not leave lit candle unattended.


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DIY Rainbow Candle Tutorial

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4 Responses

  1. Sharon says:

    I love this, and who doesn’t love a rainbow party? Thanks, Julie!

  2. What a super fun way to use that foam and such a versatile idea for any themed party. Great idea and pinned!

  3. Shirley says:

    Super, super cute idea!….Such a fun table and yes, impromptu parties are the pressure…just fun!!

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