DIY Beach Wedding Burlap Candles


DIY Beach Wedding Burlap Candles

DIY Beach Wedding Burlap Candles
DIY Beach Wedding Burlap Candles

Take a trip to the seaside with these DIY Beach Wedding Burlap Candles. Perfect for a warm-weather reception, these darling candles make an unforgettable beach wedding decoration and are super easy to make. Glass votive candleholders can be found for cheap and bought in bulk to make this option more affordable. Burlap gives these candles a laid-back vibe while the shimmering shells create an eye-catching effect. All you have to do is glue it all together! In just six steps, this tutorial will show you how to create these DIY wedding candles that will have your guests imagining sand between their toes.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening



Project TypeWedding Decor

Materials List

  • Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
  • Apple Barrel Colors - Aquamarine, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Metallics - Royal Gold, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
  • Mod Podge Mod Molds - Sea Life
  • FolkArt Metallics - Ice Blue, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Acrylic Colors - Pearl Mandarin Satin, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Metallics - Blue Topaz, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt Metallics - Pearl White, 2 oz.
  • Paintbrush
  • Small votive candle holder
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Hot Glue
  • Raffia

Check out our list of Lace and Burlap DIY Wedding Ideas for more eye-catching projects like this one. 


  1. Make the 1 starfish and 1 sand-dollar by heating a Mod Melt stick in a mini high temp glue gun. Squeeze the hot melt into the mold and fill to the top. It will self level. Wait 7 min. and when cool pop out. Trim around the melt if you have any rough edges.

  2. Paint the starfish with Mandarin Satin. Use two coats if necessary. Once dry lightly paint the very top with a few taps of Royal Gold. This will add depth to the starfish.

  3. Paint the sand-dollars with Pearl White paint. Use two coats if necessary.

  4. Make random shaped faux beach glass by squeezing hot Mod Melts onto the craft mat in oval and beach glass shapes. Allow to cool. Paint each one a solid color using Aquamarine, Blue Topaz and ice Blue.

  5. Hot glue burlap ribbon around the outside of the glass votive.

  6. Hot glue a raffia ribbon around the candle. Hot glue the faux beach glass, starfish and sand-dollar to the bottle.

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These look like a lot of fun to make. The daughter of a friend is getting married next year and has chosen a beach theme. These would be perfect to make for her and I have most of the supplies on hand. I'd also use this idea for larger size mason jars, too. It would be easy to find the little trinkets and shells to glue to the burlap as my friend and her daughter live by the sea! We're always finding seashells when I go to visit. Fun idea, thanks for sharing!


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