Buy Oil Candles with Floating Wicks


Plastic floating Oil candles add an inexpensive touch of romance to your celebration.

These plastic floating oil candles are made cooking oil and water. They are an inexpensive yet elegant decorating idea for weddings, receptions, parties, holiday celebrations or a romantic evening at home. Also known as water candles or floating wicks, you can customize the container to suit your celebration theme with food coloring, sea glass, figurines etc. You can add several plastic floating wicks in a large bowl. Oil candles make a unique gift idea for holidays, birthdays or housewarming.

Create custom oil candles for a wedding theme

I have sold many plastic floating oil candles over the years for wedding reception decor. There are many ways to create customized decor for wedding reception. Floating candles are especially good for themed weddings and parties. They add a dramatic touch to just about any theme.

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How to make a floating oil candle

  1. Add embellishments to container. Use hot glue or waterproof floral clay to adhere items that may move around.
  2. Carefully add water (you can tint the water with food coloring).
  3. Pour 1/2" to 1" of vegetable oil (I used olive oil so you can see it - it must be a cooking oil of some sort) on the water surface.
  4. Insert wick into float. You may need to mold the wick end between your fingers for easier insertion.
  5. Place the plastic float on the oil. You can add more than one if the container is large enough.
  6. Wait! It's important that you allow the cooking oil to completely fill up the grooves till it reaches the wick.
  7. Light the wick and enjoy the ambience.

Always test your custom candle design before your event to make sure that the burn time is long enough and that decorations will stay in place and that colored items are colorfast. 

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Floating Oil Candle Kit Details and Benefits

  • Clear plastic floats are approx 2 1/4" in diameter - you can place several in a large bowl
  • Inexpensive way to customize your celebration decor
  • Easy to use.
  • Completely reusable.
  • You can experiment with the level of cooking oil to make sure the oil candle will last through your event.

Buy Floating Oil Candle Kit

new lower price!

floating oil candle kit 25 plastic floats / 50 floating wicks

was $16.50 / .66 each

now $12.99 /.52

floating oil candle kit 50 plastic floats / 100 floating wicks

was $29.99 / .60 each

now $24.99 / .48 each

floating oil candle kit 100 plastic floats / 200 floating wicks

was $56.99 / .57 each

now $39.99 / .40 each

floating oil candle kit 200 plastic floats / 400 floating wicks

was $99.99 / .50 each

now $74.99 / .38 each

floating oil candle 1 plastic float / 10 floating wicks - this is good if you need an odd amount

.99 each

Buy Floating Wick Refills

This is just the floating wicks. Directions and plastic floats are not included.

Approx. 1/2 in length

100 floating wick refills


500 floating wick refills