DIY's & Crafts

Hymnal Page Candles

These cute hymnal page candles are so easy to make! All you need is an old hymnal and a battery-powered tealight candle!

hymnal page candles

Last week I shared with you my farmhouse candle holders that I made using my homemade chalk paint. And I promised you I’d show you how to make the candles.

These hymnal page candles are so easy to make! It will work with any type of book page, too. I think it would look really cool with a map, too. Maybe use a map from your favorite vacation place?

Anyway, let me show you how I made these hymnal page candles. Watch out for the crazy fail during all of this.

How to make hymnal page candles

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What you need

  • Hymnal page or a page from any book
  • Battery-powered tealight candle (I got mine at Dollar Tree)

What you do

When my mom was packing up her stuff last year before they moved, she came across an old hymnal in her box of books. When she gave it to me all these memories came flooding back.

old hymnal

As a child, my step-sister and I used to play school with that hymnal. We would assign each stuffed animal “student” a song and they would have to sing it for a grade.

I was flipping through the pages of the hymnal and inside we had written each “student’s” name next to their song. We even had a concert! Those were the good old days.

Step 1

I tore a page out of the hymnal and wrapped it around the tealight to see if it fit. It was just right, but there was only a slight bit of overlap so I had to tape the edges together.

Step 2

The next thing I did was burn the top end of the paper because I love that old rustic look.

Here’s where the fail comes.

I burned the paper that was already taped together first. BIG mistake. That thing flamed up quickly and I could barely put the flame out! Then I had ashes all over my sink and kitchen counter. Learn from me and don’t do that. (At least I was smart enough to hold it over the sink, though!)

The best way to burn the edges of your paper is to keep the paper straight and not folded. This works so much better and you can control the flame more.

Step 3

After the page had burned down to the length I wanted, I wrapped it around the tealight candle and taped the edges together. Then I placed them on the candle holders.

See how I made the candle holders here!

hymnal page candles

That’s all there is to it!

Hymnal page candles are so easy to make. And they’re so pretty when they’re lit at night.

hymnal page candles

Will you be making your own hymnal page candles?

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Thank you for sharing!