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Easy Patriotic Candle Decor (Using Colored Rice)

Looking for an easy and festive way to decorate candles for Memorial Day or even the Fourth of July? Look no further than this patriotic candle decor using colored rice! All you need is some white rice, food coloring, and a few mason jars or candle holders.


  • Bag of any kind of rice I got mine from the Dollar Tree
  • Food coloring I used red and blue
  • Ziploc baggies
  • Glass candle holders; mason jars votive candle holders, or stemless wine glasses
  • Votive candles traditional or battery-operated


  • Measure out your rice in layers
  • Color the rice
  • Pour the rice into your candle holders
  • Add a votive candle to the colored rice
  • Light your candle or turn it on if it's battery-operated and enjoy!