Lynnda Cloutier Recipe

colorful candles

By Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings

Lynnda's Story

These look so pretty on an outdoor table, at sunset.


votive holders
tea lights
food color of your choice

Directions Step-By-Step

add a dramatic punch of color to your table by placing small glass votives inside larger glass loaders filled with dyed water.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candles

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    Michelle Gauthier orchidmg - Jun 30, 2013
    I'm a little confused. You put a tea light in a votive candle holder? Put colored water into a larger glass candle holder, then put the votive holder in the larger holder? The picture shows the tea light towards the top of the votive holder but if you put a tea light inside a votive holder the tea light goes to the bottom of it. What am I missing here?

    I just thought of one additional idea to yours. You can add a small layer of clear stones on the bottom of the larger holder before you add the colored water. Or if you use blue water, add blue crystal stones. Dollar stores sell these types of stones.
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    Michelle Gauthier orchidmg - Jun 30, 2013
    I love candles. This is a great idea for easy added color to the table. And you can make different colors by mixing 2 or 3 food colors. 2 drops of red and 2 drops of blue = purple.

    Also if you'd like, make a few candle holders and make each one a different colors to go with a party theme. Pink and light blue for a baby shower when you don't know the baby's gender. Or to go with a birthday celebration. Reds and pinks for a Valentine's Day dinner with your husband.
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    Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet - Jun 30, 2013
    I think you put your tea light in the votive holder and put the votive holder in the larger holder. Add colored water around the votive holding the tea light. The picture is a bit deceiving.That would make more sense to me. Also, I love your idea about the colored stones
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    Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet - Jun 30, 2013
    Way back when, they used to have dye charts on the back of food coloring boxes. What combo makes what color. Don't know if they still do, but I think you could probably look it up online, too. Another great idea, Michelle.
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    Michelle Gauthier orchidmg - Jun 30, 2013
    I have many tea lights and a larger holder but have to get a votive candle holder. I think the Dollar Tree store sells them. If they do at $1 each I'm going to get several of them. I light candles at home almost every night on the coffee table and kitchen for the aroma and just the look. I love finding new ways to display them. And if I find a setup I really like I make one for a gift for a friend. My aunt has 6 of them from me now.

    Food coloring dyes do have a few tips on making other colors. I use those when we dye Easter eggs. Good idea to use with this.