DIY Homemade Candles
DIY homemade Candles are perfect gifts and home decorations that are super simple and easy to make! Credit to “randofo” at https://www.instructables.com/member/randofo/ for his amazing crafts and images I borrowed! Look at his awesome page and crafts!
You don’t need too many supplies to make these awesome candles! When buying these items, please use the direct link below! You need soy wax, which you can find here: You also need some kind of jar, but it depends on what you are looking for. You can use a mason jar, an old candle jar, or anything in between! You also need wick(s)! Find the best kind here: The next supplies you can probably find in the home: a clothespin, a glass measuring cup, a candy thermometer, and a 3 quart saucepan. Be prepared to clean the wax off! The last part is optional: essential oil(s) and/or non-toxic crayon(s). The crayons will colour the candles, and the essential oils will scent them. As soy has a fine scent and color, neither are needed but purely optional.
Set up the wick as is above, prepare beforehand. Then if you are using crayons for colouring, cut them up into small bits.
DO NOT MELT THE WAX DIRECTLY IN THE POT! It will make a HUGE mess! Double boil by filling up the pot 2/3 of the way, then hooking the measuring cup on the side of the pan. But the thermometer in the empty cup. when it gets approx 170 degrees, but half of the wax in! Stir the wax to help it melt. Add as much wax as you need. Once the wax turns to 170 degrees, then put the crayon bits in if you are using them, or essential oils. I recommend only using the crayon/essential oil technique if you have done this before. Once everything is melted, turn off the heat and transfer the measuring cup to a different place.
Now pour the wax into the jars, and make sure the wicks are steady. Wait 4-6 hours for the wax to set and harden.
Take off the clothespin(s), and cut the wicks until they are about 1/2 inch above the surface of the candle.
Wipe off any excess wax that dripped, and make it look good.
Now you can gift the candles, or enjoy them yourself! They are finished! I hope you enjoyed this DIY Craft and tune in to find more crafts! Look at this cool candle page that I first used and borrowed pictures from: https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Candles/ Thank you instructables!!!!