Re-create the Magical World of Harry Potter with Floating Candles

re create the magical world of harry potter with floating candles

Who doesn’t remember the unforgettable moment in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when Professor Quirrell leads the first-year students down a dark hallway filled with hundreds of floating candles?

Harry Potter fans, rejoice! You can now bring a bit of magic into your home by using floating candles, just like they do in the movies. Whether you are hosting a magical themed event, decorating for Halloween, or simply want to bring a touch of fantasy into your living space, these enchanting floating candles will certainly do the trick.

Harry Potter Floating Candles DIY
Harry Potter Floating Candles DIY

Read on for a brief overview of how to make floating candles like those in Harry Potter. Let’s get started and light up the night like wizards do!

Gather Your Materials

To make your own floating candles, you will need a few objects from around the house or any online store.

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Materials Needed

  • A pair of scissors.
  • Wax paper.
  • Glue gun and glue sticks.
  • Tea lights or wax candles.
  • Fishing line or string.
  • Tape measure (optional).
  • Ruler (optional).


Once you have all your supplies, it’s time to get started!

Step 1: Cut out several circles from the wax paper using the scissors. These will be used as the “floating” candle bases. Make sure that these circles are about one inch in diameter—this will ensure that they are big enough for a tea light or wax candle to fit on top of them without tipping over.

Step 2: Use a glue gun to attach a tea light or wax candle to each circle. Make sure that all of the candles are securely attached before proceeding to step 3.

Step 3: Measure and cut several pieces of fishing line or string, making sure that they are long enough so that when they are hung, they will reach the desired height above your head. You can also use a ruler if you want to make sure that all of your strings are cut at exactly the same length.

Step 4: Tie each piece of string to a candle base and hang them up in your desired location. The candles should now be suspended in midair, creating an enchanting atmosphere for your next gathering!

Using Floating Candles for Events & Decorations

Floating candles look beautiful when used for events or decorations—especially when placed in multiple locations across an area or room. You can combine both real flames as well as artificial battery operated options depending on your needs and desired effect.

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They also look great placed alongside other decorations such as flowers, garlands, banners, etc., but make sure that none of these items come too close to an open flame as this could result in fire hazards. If possible, place all flammable items away from areas where open flames may be present when displaying your floating candles arrangements at an event or gathering space.

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Floating candles are unique decorations that can instantly add some atmosphere and flair to any space—even more so if you make them yourself! They are perfect for creating magical scenes reminiscent of Harry Potter movies or providing whimsical decorations for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays parties alike. So why not give them a try? After all, we could all use a little magic once in a while!

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