Day of the Dead Ofrenda Candles

day of the dead candle and mini altar

These Day of the Dead ofrenda candles (veladoras) will add so much love and color to your celebration! In this tutorial, I’m showing how to use scrapbook paper, ribbon, twine, gems, washi tape and more to create a happy illuminated art piece!

You can find candles like these at the grocery store, the dollar store, even discount department stores. You can even use other candles because its all about decorating the outside!


  • Glass Candle (veladora prayer candles)
  • Washi Tape
  • Embellishments to add to candle (sequins, stones, twine)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue dots 
  • Foam dot adhesive (to add dimension to candle)
  • Printer & printer paper for images that you’ll be adding to candle

You can do this craft for your ofrenda for Day of the Dead or use images of your loved ones that have passed on and keep the candle going for them all year around. These would make great gifts too. 

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Love & light,

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