DIY candles: make something very special out of old candle scraps

DIY Candles are one of the most popular decorative elements in every home. They bring light and warmth in the colder days and contribute with their candlelight to a pleasant and cosy atmosphere. For all candle lovers, today we decided to create this article. Here we show you in detail how to make DIY candles to decorate your apartment with and turn it into e real zen place!

Making candles is very easy and is a great craft that is undoubtedly worth your while. You have the opportunity to design the DIY candles in the desired colours and shapes and decorate them to your liking. Depending on your taste, you can also add essential oils with your favourite flavours to create luxurious scented candles that are relaxing and promote harmony.

We are going to start with instructions on DIY candles. That is how it goes:

Tools:

  • Candle wax or old candles leftovers
  • Wick (you can also use 100% cotton thread or yarn)
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Candlesticks of your choice (teacup, can, canning jars, etc.)
  • Wooden sticks or straws
  • Two heat resistant bowls for water bath

First, make sure your candleholder is clean. Then take the wick, tie it to the wooden stick or straw and place it across the candlestick. Mince the wax or the leftover candles. If you are using candle scraps, remove any impurities or wicking residues. Now you should melt the wax or the leftovers. Put it in one container and then place it in the other, which you should have already filled with warm water. Make sure the water does not reach more than 90 degrees to prevent the wax from burning. After completing these steps, you can pour the melted wax into the candle holder. Let it cool and that’s all. You already have a pretty DIY candle!

Make beautiful DIY candles

DIY candles: Tools

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Melt the wax and pour it into the jar

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Wait a bit until it cools down

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Your DIY candles are ready!

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Tools:

  • Candle wax or old candles leftovers
  • Wick
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Candlestick of your choice
  • Wooden sticks or straw
  • Two heat resistant bowls for the water bath
  • Essential oil to taste (choose natural arome oils, otherwise harmful substances may be released during combustion)

Tie the wick to the wooden stick or straw and place it across the candlestick, Mince the wax or the leftovers and melt in a water bath. Now add a few drops of the essential oil in the hot wax and stir well. If you want, you can decorate the candle wax with petals, coffee beans, etc. That depends on the flavour you have chosen. Pour the liquid wax into the candle holder and let the candle dry.

Furthermore, different scent combinations are also possible here. In this case, add a few drops of the two essential oils into the melted wax.

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In order to prepare gel candles you need a special candle gel. This can easily be found in the shops Make sure that this gel melts at a temperature of 80-95 degrees

Tools:

  • Candle gel
  • Wick
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Candlestic of your choice
  • Wooden sticks or straw
  • Wax colour (optional)
  • Two heat resistant bowls for the water bath
  • Decorative items which are not flammable (shells, stones, etc.)

Tie the wick to the wooden stick or straw and place it across the candlestick. Melt the candle gel in a water bath. Depending on your taste, you can also add the wax colour. Add a few drops and stir well until you reach the desired colour. Decorate the candlestick with the decorative items and pour the liquid gel into it. Wait for the candle to dry.

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How to make candles

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