Wire Wrapped Candle

Wire Wrapped Candle

Throughout this tutorial, we will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions, accompanied by helpful visuals, to guide you through the wire wrapping process. From choosing the right wire gauge to mastering essential techniques, you'll quickly gain the skills needed to transform ordinary candles into extraordinary works of art.

What you need

1 yard (1mt) length of jewelry wire


Wire wrapping is a versatile and engaging craft that allows you to showcase your artistic abilities while enhancing everyday objects. By combining the warmth and glow of a candle with the intricacies of wire, you’ll create a stunning centerpiece or home decor item that exudes charm and sophistication.

The beauty of this project lies in its versatility. Whether you prefer a minimalistic and sleek design or a more intricate and ornate style, you have the freedom to let your creativity shine. Experiment with different wire colors and patterns to customize your wrapped candle to suit your personal aesthetic or complement a specific theme or occasion.

This Wire Wrapped Candle project is perfect for both beginners and experienced crafters. It’s a fantastic way to explore the art of wire wrapping and create a stunning piece that will impress your friends and family. Additionally, these wire-wrapped candles make thoughtful gifts that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

So, gather your supplies, ignite your creativity, and let’s embark on this captivating journey of wire wrapping a candle. Get ready to elevate the ambiance of any space with a handmade masterpiece that will radiate beauty and style.

This is alsop a great way to jazz up a store bought candle. You can use candles of any size and shape.

Take your length of jewelry wire and thread the beads, charms, and sequins onto the length of wire. You can secure each bead into place when it is on the candle.

Wrap the wire around the candle.

Place the beads in a random pattern around the candle. You can secure the beads with a small amount of glue or use a crimp bead.

Once the wire is tight there really is no need to secure the beads unless you intend on moving the candle a lot.

I centered the charm in the middle of my candle with the sequins and beads just scattered around the candle.
You can complete these candles in so many different themes.

Baby Charms – For Showers or mums to be
Wedding Charms – For wedding favors or bridal gifts
BirthStones – Secure a birthstone for a birthday gift
Christmas Charms – Great last-minute gifts

You are only limited by your imagination!


  1. I wish the photo would have opened for me. I run an after school craft and cooking club, and this wold be great-but my computer won’t allow the photo to upload. I know it is my computer, and not your fault-I just wish I could see the photo. It sounds nice. Thank you!

  2. I absolutely love this idea and can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself after seeing all the beautiful candles for sale in the specialty shops. Great idea!! Can’t wait to make one. Thanks……..

    Re: Guest: the beads won’t burn if they’re glass and therefore NOT a fire hazard.

  3. clever idea and so easy to make, great for secret santa at christmas

  4. Awesome! Im not getting married but this is a great idea for a prezzie!

  5. this project is really good.they make good presies!

  6. no1grandma says

    Made these as accents for my daughters wedding reception using silver wire with clear and black beads. They turned out great and super inexpensive.

  7. sweet & cute

  8. looked good although my wire wasn’t stiff enough and ended up using heaps of glue.

  9. Couldn’t the beads burn or melt? That would be a fire hazard! THe things people come up with these days!!!

  10. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    There is no need to push the wire into the candle as it stays in place very well with a light weight wire.

  11. Are you attaching the wire by bending the ends and just sticking them into the candle?

  12. nice, cheap & easy! Thanks!

  13. llmcd@tds.net says

    Have made many of these in the past, and also painted designs on candles and added my dried flowers onto them. They are always well received.

  14. Great idea! Does anyone know how to secure the ends of the wire for the begining and end?

  15. Easy to make and very pretty!

  16. Very simple and pretty.

  17. I plan to make for Christmas gifts

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