How to make Water Candles for Diwali Home Decoration?

This Diwali, decorate you home with these really cool Water Candles. You can easily make these beautiful candles at home yourself in few minutes without any wax and these can be used for home decoration for Diwali or any other festival.

Easy Water Candle Making for Home Decoration Ideas

Material Required:

  • Glass Containers
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Cotton
  • Thin Plastic Sheet
  • Beads, Pearls, Buttons, Shells or anything else for decoration
  • Water Colors

Step by Step Instructions to make Water Candles:

Time Needed: 15 minutes.

Candle Making

  1. Decide on the Decoration Material

    Choose the decoration material you want to use – beads, pearls, shells, buttons, etc. and add it to the base of the empty glass container.

  2. Add Water

    Fill the glass container with the beads or pearls with water. Leave some room in the container on the top. Add water color – as per choice. You can also choose to keep the look of plain water.

  3. Make a layer of Oil

    Add a thick layer of oil on the top. As oil is lighter than water, it will automatically float on the top and form a layer.

  4. Make the lighting mechanism

    Take a piece of cotton to form a wick. Take a piece of the plastic sheet (Size of the Container). Pass the wick from the center of the plastic sheet. Place this plastic sheet with the wick at the center of the container (as shown in the video). And then wait for a few seconds for the wick to absorb the oil.

  5. Candle is ready for lighting

    Light the candle with a matchstick and watch how beautiful it looks. You can make such water candles in any shape and design.

Try making these at home and share the pictures of your water candles with us on our FACEBOOK GROUP!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will these water candle last?

These candles will keep burning till the time there is oil in the candle.

Can we refill these water candles?

Yes, these candles can be reused. Just keep adding more oil and they will go on forever.

Will the plastic sheet get burnt?

No the plastic sheet does not get burnt because the fire never reached the sheet.

Is it safe to make and use these water candles?

These water candles are as safe as any other candles. You only have to a little bit more careful because of the glass container.

Which oil to be used for these candles?

You can use any oil. I used the normal mustard oil we use in the kitchen for cooking.

Can we make scented candles in the same manner?

Yes you can make these candles scented. Just add 1-2 drops of essential oil along with mustard oil. Essential Oil will give the fragrance.


  • ESHNA Bhowmick Posted October 29, 2020 9:45 am

    Please make hot wheel car with paper

  • asyraut Posted November 13, 2020 5:10 pm

    Please make a Trident of cardboard and paper.

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