Birthday candles letter making

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After realising how viable it is to stack birthday candles to construct a star, I decided to grab more to make a few linear letters. And this is how it went.

Birthday candles stay lit for merely a few seconds before they are tossed out. Reuse those to form fun shapes and cap letters.


  • Birthday candles
  • Glue
  • Knife cutter


I found Glossy Accents, which was what I had on hand, held on better to the candles than white glue. A pen knife neatly sliced those smaller pieces that make some lettering a little easier, like for the E, K and Ys.

Make YAY and shine like a star!

These candles are meant for decorating only, refrain from lighting them up on a cake or elsewhere.

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