Harry Potter Floating Candle DIY
October 15, 2021
Floating candles for Harry Potter party

Harry Potter Floating Candle DIY

The Harry Potter floating candle spectacle in the Great Hall of Hogwarts is a wonderfully magical site. Lighted candles floating serenely over the dining tables add to the beauty and wonder of any wizard themed party.

Harry Potter Floating Candle DIY by Salt Lake Party Stylist
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13 Days of Halloween

It's the FINAL DAY of our annual “13 Days of Halloween ideas”. I’ve been posting new Halloween ideas all month long. This year the theme is MAGICAL BOOKS and I've shared tips for a Room on the Broom Halloween party as well as Harry Potter inspired Halloween ideas.

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Harry Potter Floating Candle Supplies

Parchment paper and LED tea light candles on table

These candles are larger and make the most impact, as well as using the most economical materials.

Simple supplies

  • LED Battery operated tea light candles
  • Cream colored or “parchment” scrapbook paper
  • Glue gun with opaque glue sticks
  • Fishing Line
  • Long and large sewing needle to fit fishing line

Harry Potter Floating Candle Video Tutorial

Glue Floating Candle

Gluing paper to tea light candle

Wrapping parchment paper around LED tea light candle

String Line to Hang

Tea light candle with paper glued around


Drip Your Candle Wax

Float Your Harry Potter Candles

Floating candles for Harry Potter party

Enjoy a Magical Hogwarts Feast

I hope you are as excited to make some floating candles as I was! Start collecting your LED candles now.

If you make a Harry Potter floating candle, or a dozen, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work! 


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13 Days of Halloween

Thanks so much for being part of our spooky Halloween idea spree! If you missed any of them you can find all 13 below:

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