How to Make a Diwali “Flower” Candle


Diwali (Deepavali) is the Hindu festival of lights, held between October to November each year. On this day, millions of people around the world light many small clay lamps in their homes to invite good luck and prosperity from the Goddess Lakshmi and the God Ganesh, who represent wisdom, wealth and luck. This is also the start of the financial year and the end of the harvest season in India.

Here is an easy Diwali Flower Candle craft to help you & your kids light up your home for the upcoming festivities. In addition to Diwali, you can also make these flowers for Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Day, Christmas and any other occasion that requires special flowers.

A special thanks to my Aunty Meena who made made these Diwali flower candles and shared her tips with the SuperMommy readers. :-)

Things You Need

  • Tea Candles
  • Fancy Ribbon
  • Flower Petals (synthetic)
  • Glue Gun

Super Note: If you don’t have a glue gun, you can use craft glue or super glue.



Step 1:  Glue the ribbon around the tea candle.



Step 2:  Apply glue to the bottom of the flower petal and attach it to the bottom of the candle. Keep repeating until you have a blooming flower. Approximately 10 petals.




Step 3:  Place one petal at the bottom of the candle to cover up glue


Step 4: Light the candles and watch them glow.


Step 5:  Make lots of different color candles to brighten up your house.


Wishing you & your family a very Happy Diwali!


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