I LOVE the scene in Harry Potter where the great room is shown with hundreds of floating candles. What a vibe. I was looking for the most inexpensive way to recreate this look and stumbled across 100 leftover Christmas candles at the Christmas Tree Shop, (which is now closing. RIP. The end of an era) for .30 a piece! WHAT. A. FIND.

Yep, THIRTY CENTS. Each candle comes with an “On/Off” timer – 6hrs on, 18hrs off so they’ll last through the season and not need to be turned on. We’ll see! I love the idea of them turning themselves on throughout the evening.

For this project, you’ll need 100 (LOL) of these candles or similar, cream colored craft paper, a hot glue gun & glue, scissors, matte cream spray paint, & fishing line.

Take a peek at the video below for the full tutorial!


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♬ Harry Potter – The Intermezzo Orchestra