Dyed Rice Candleholders

The first day of spring is 31 days away now. Waking up to sunshine and the sound of birds chirping can really improve one’s mood – change is in the air. I thought I would share an easy Easter tabletop idea with you today. These dyed rice candleholders are so easy to make and the kids can help – they will love this one!

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Uncooked rice is easy to dye and can add fun and interesting color to your table.

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You could dye the rice to suit any holiday or party theme. Red and blue, with uncooked white rice would look wonderful for the 4th of July.

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To dye rice – poor uncooked rice into baking dishes and spray with color mist (spray food coloring you can find in the baking supply aisle of your supermarket or craft store). Allow to dry, toss with a spoon and give it another coat. Keep doing this until the rice is completely covered and you have the hue you like. Mine took about four coats. Allow to dry thoroughly (I let mine sit overnight) before using.

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Pour dyed rice into stemless wine glasses (I chose these for their egg-like shape) and nestle in a candle. Store dyed rice in ziplock bags when not in use.




  1. Tara @ Suburble  March 1, 2013

    This looks fantastic! I am definitely going to give this one a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. H from O-Town  March 3, 2013

    That’s such a cute idea! (not to mention inexpensive!