Along with my recent adventures in making cloth napkins, I’ve also been on a big candle making kick! I recently tried my hand at making beeswax candles for the first time and have since made two more batches – I’m hooked! I’ve been researching other candle making techniques, too, because DIY candles make amazing gifts and favors in addition to adding a whole lot of ambiance to your home. I think you should join me on my candle adventures! It’s true, I do. (Hint: It’s so much easier than you think!) Want to get started? Click through for 10 DIY candle ideas!
10 DIY Candles 1 of 11
Perfect as gifts or favors (or just to add something pretty to your decor) click through for 10 ideas for making your own candles!
Soy Candle Favors 2 of 11
Designed as favors (perfect for a shower or wedding), I love these DIY soy candles all decked out in twine and a watercolor tag. So pretty!
Get the how-to at Ruffled
Beeswax Candles 3 of 11
Beeswax Candlesticks 4 of 11
French Yogurt Jar Candles 5 of 11
DIY Teacup Candles 6 of 11
Ice Candles 7 of 11
I love this technique! Recycle your old candles and make ice candles using ice and a cardboard container (like a milk carton) to create cool candles with a modern look.
Get the how-to at Henry Happened
Travel Candles 8 of 11
Using tiny little metal tins with lids, make your own travel candles with your favorite scent so those hotel stays on business trips feel a bit less like a chore. Such a fabulous idea!
Get the how-to at For the Makers
Birthday Candles 9 of 11
Ombre Candles 10 of 11
I find these sweet candles just darling - plus you can make an ombre effect by tinting each one a slightly darker gradient of the same color!
Get the tutorial at Miss Renaissance
Ombre Birthday Candles 11 of 11
More birthday candles and more ombre...it's ombre birthday candles you can make yourself with store bought candles and a bit of extra wax. Brilliant!
Get the how-to at The Proper Pinwheel
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