I am a huge candle lover! Scented, wooden wicks, soy candles- you name it! There’s just something about them that makes your house feel like Home! But a lot of the times, candle companies go over the top with the prices and then you end up paying 10$ for a candle that lasts just a couple weeks. Psst! Stick out till’ the end of this post and you will get a very special gift!
If you love candles as much as I do, then you know that when they are finished, you end up with something like this:
Not so nice after those $$ spent, huh?
But, not to worry, I have your back with a suuuper fast and easy DIY project that will make you some brand new upcycled candles in a blink of an eye (okay, maybe a couple blinks…) Another bright side is that you can turn any of these into a personalized gift, by adding a Handmade TAG. You can sign up for my newsletter and download the one I made for free here!
YOU WILL NEED:
some used up candles ( the more the better)
wicks ( I got mine at Michaels)
an old pot (to melt your wax in)
wick holder or scissors
your home oven
- Turn on your oven and warm it up to 200-250 F
- Sort out your candle leftovers so they are similar colors ( you are gonna melt those together to make one new candle
- Pop your old candles in, just enough time to get the was melted on the edges of the glass, so you can take the wax out. If your candle is not in a glass jar or cup, simply put all the leftover candle in the pot you have
- Place all the wax in the pot ( This should be completely mess-free, as the wax comes out of the glass as a whole piece)
- Turn your oven at 300 F and put your pot with wax in there.
- While your wax is melted, clean and dry the jars or glasses you are gonna use to pour the new wax in
- TIP: Use superglue to stick the wick on the bottom of the glass. This is really important! If you don’t do that, the wick will float around.
- 8. Put your wick holder to keep the wick in the middle of the candle, while you pour your wax
- TIP: Obviously, be VERY careful. Hot wax burns like crazy!
- Once your superglue is dry and you have some melted wax, you can pour into the glass.
- TIP: Pouring the wax in layers will prevent your finished candle from having a hole once the wax gets hard. This is also a good idea if you want different colors in your candle
- Once you’re done, don’t move the candle or the wick, so you get a nice, clean top edge!
- You can further personalize your candle by attaching a cute HANDMADE label and give it as a gift!
Download my free Handmade Printable here!
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I hope you enjoyed this post and you will be back for more!