Floating candles make lovely centerpieces for a dinner party, a welcoming display on a bathroom counter or romantic lights for a pool, pond or bathtub. You can use floating candles anywhere you can find water to float them in. In order to enjoy the effect of floating candles you must first learn how to light the candles, which seems tricky because they are surrounded by water, but is actually very simple.
1. Gently place the floating candles in the body of water you want to float them in.
2. Touch the flame of the candle lighter to the wick of each candle one at a time.
If a floating candle gets wet and the flame goes out, try to relight the candle. Candle wicks are covered in wax, and therefore should relight even if damp as they don't absorb much if any water. If the candle won't relight, however, heat the wick with the candle lighter to dry the wick, then it should relight.