DIY Monogrammed Baptismal Candles

Oh my, it’s just a couple of weeks before DS’s baptismal/first birthday and I still have some a lot of things to prepare! I’ve just managed to partially tick off one item off my to-do list and that is the baptismal candles. I say only partially because I haven’t finished all the candles yet but I’m just too excited to share it with you guys so I’m already posting this.

I decided to make something more special than the generic bear design I made two years ago for Ky’s baptismal. Thinking of a more personalised look, I thought of adding the godparent’s name letter on the candle. After a couple of tries, here’s the design that I was finally satisfied with.  Aren’t they lovely?


To make these, I used the following:

  1. Ribbons – I used two different kinds, the mesh one for the body while the satin one for the top and bottom border. I chose blue for the ninongs and pink for the ninangs.
  2. Candles
  3. Letter Charms – I got these at P10 each from a shop that sells accessories.
  4. Gem Stickers – These are gems with a sticky back already so you just cut and stick. I got these from National Bookstore at P32 each.
  5. Adhesive – You can use glue gun, double sided tape, super glue or any adhesive to make the ribbons adhere to the candle wax


Here’s how I did it:

  1. Starting from the middle of the candle, wrap the mesh ribbon all the way to the bottom. It took me around 18 to 20 inches of ribbon for each candle, depending on the ribbon width. Make sure to glue both the start and end part of the ribbon to the candle.
  2. Cut 2 satin ribbons (one for the top and one for the bottom) according to the candle’s diameter. Add about a centimeter for extra.
  3. Top: Insert the letter charm onto the satin ribbon and wrap ribbon around the candle. Fasten both ends with glue.
  4. Bottom: Wrap satin ribbon around the candle. Fasten both ends with glue. Wrap around gem sticker onto satin ribbon and cut off excess.

Ta-da! Here are some more photos of my monogrammed baptismal candles.


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