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Giant Birthday Candles – Fun Birthday Party Decoration

Learn how to make giant birthday candles.

How to make giant birthday candles.

Giant Birthday Candles make a great birthday prop you can use over and over again.

I made these Giant Birthday Candles a few years ago.

Giant Birthday Candles

Giant Birthday Candles decorating a corner in a living room.

I love how tall they are. They measure 30″, 36″, 42″.

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How to make giant birthday candles

What you will need to make these Giant Birthday Candles:

Demonstrating supplies needed to make giant birthday candles. Foam sheet, wooden dowel, thick cardboard tube, plastic cups


Here are the instructions to make one candle, repeat the steps if you wish to make more.


Step 1: Spray paint your tube white. 

You will need to do a few coats of paint.

Step 2: Wrap masking tape around your tube starting at the top and working your way down. 

This will determine where your white stripe will be.

Step 3: Spray paint your tube again, but this time in a bright color. 

You’ll need to do a few coats.

Step 4: Gently remove the masking tape from your tube.

Step 5: Insert a white plastic cup in the bottom of your tube (this will be your base). 

I used a plastic cup for the base because it gives you flexibility if you put it on a surface that isn’t quite level.


Step 1:  Cut 2 yellow foam sheets in the shape of a flame (approx. 5″ high).

Step 2:  Cut 2 orange foam sheets in the shape of a smaller flame (approx. 2.5″ high).

Step 3:  Glue orange flames on to the yellow flames.

Step 4:  Paint your wooden dowel in black.

Step 5:  Glue the 2 flames unto each side of the dowel. (More towards the top so that you have enough dowel left to glue to the bottom of the plastic cup).

Step 6: Using your hot glue gun, put a dab of glue on the bottom end of your dowel and then glue it onto the inside of the other white cup.

Step 7:  Insert the cup on the top of your tube…..


DIY Giant Birthday Candle

Giant birthday candles
Giant birthday candles decorating a bedroom with pink walls
Giant Birthday Candles - Fun Birthday Party Decoration

Hope you enjoyed these Giant Birthday Candles as much as I do!

Have a great day!!

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Tuesday 14th of July 2020

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Thursday 9th of July 2020

How fun! These would make a great addition to a birthday parade. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!


Monday 6th of July 2020

I adore these bigger than life birthday candles. Have a great week, Kippi

Anita Holland

Sunday 5th of July 2020

These are just so cute, I love them.


Thursday 25th of June 2020

Your candles are an awesome and fun idea!! Pinned.

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