With a few accessories such as a ribbon, burlap, or even air-dry clay, you can DIY a Palm Sunday candle decoration with these 7 new ideas!
Every year, just a week before Easter, Christians around the world observe Palm Sunday, commemorating the entrance of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem, right before the holy week leading to Easter. Catholic Maronite and Orthodox celebrate the occasion with some distinctive rites. And on Palm Sunday, joy is spread to welcome Jesus with palm fronds, olives branches, and candles beautifully designed for this occasion.
While small and old, dress up beautifully to celebrate this feast, kids carry their beautiful candles, matching their outfits most of the time. Although many shops compete to sell decorated candles, nothing feels better than organizing a session of art and crafts for kids and adults to DIY a Palm Sunday candle decoration.
Since it can be tiresome to find a candle that matches your child’s outfit in terms of pattern, color, and tissue, why not opt to DIY your child’s candle this season. With a few accessories such as a ribbon, burlap, or even air-dry clay, you can join hands with your kids in a fun quality time and DIY a personalized Palm Sunday candle decoration.
Just like the way the people of Jerusalem welcome Christ on Palm Sunday, the rites to celebrate this day. One simple way to decorate your child’s candle is to add a natural palm leaf, or artificial palm leaves to the candles and tie them with nice ribbons.
Olive branches are another form used to celebrate this occasion. These branches can be tied to the candle. If you decide to use artificial branches, choose them carrying olives. They add a special touch to the candle design.
A burlap cloth makes one of the best Palm Sunday candle decoration ideas. Burlap is a passe-partout. It gets along with any color you choose as a theme of the candle you are decorating. It adds a different touch that upscales the design of the candle.
One of the nice accessories that you can add to your child’s candle is a cross or a rosary. Although you can buy them from the store, you can always DIY them at home with your kids. It will be an educative activity to teach them about their religion. Prepare your air-dry clay at home then shape the cross and the rosary and stick them to the candle.
Add a personalized touch to the candle of your child with motifs such as your child’s initials or first name. You can add as well some artificial flowers with colors matching the kids’ outfits.
Especially with burlap, ears of wheat make a beautiful decoration to the candle. They work perfectly with any color that your child is dressed with.
One way to decorate the candles on Palm Sunday is through the use of ribbons. Adding ribbons to candles is a long-time practice. You can match the ribbon with your kids’ outfits. One way to use ribbons is by choosing first the color, then using two types of ribbons: one plain and another with a pattern from the same color palette.
This year, there is no need to search for candles for your kids to carry on Palm Sunday. With these 7 Palm Sunday candle decoration ideas, you can DIY and personalize the design of the candles at home. Kids will be happy to carry candles that they have contributed to designing and will be proud of their achievements!