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Homemade Treasures: 10 DIY Candles

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!

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    10 DIY Candles from Babble.com

    Perfect as gifts or favors (or just to add something pretty to your decor) click through for 10 ideas for making your own candles!

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    DIY Soy Candle Favors

    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

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    DIY Beeswax Candles

    For my first foray into candle making I went with beeswax candles in these tiny little tart tins - I found the tins for just $0.79 each at my local Bed Bath & Beyond!
    Get the how-to at The Sweetest Occasion | Photo by Alice G. Patterson

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    DIY Beeswax Candlesticks

    Another beeswax candle project, this time around it's all about beeswax candlesticks made from pre-made sheets of wax. No melting required!
    Get the how-to at Oh Happy Day | Photo by Heather Zweig

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    DIY French Yogurt Jar Candles

    Sometimes simple is the most elegant way to go - like with these lovely white candles poured in French yogurt jars. I love how something so easy is so pretty!
    Get the how-to at Style Me Pretty Living | Photo by White Loft Studio

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    DIY Teacup Candles

    As lovely as it gets (and so amazing as gifts) these candles are made in dainty little teacups for an extra touch of ladylike glam.
    Get the how-to at Hey Gorg | Photo by Jenna McKenzie Photography

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    DIY Ice Candles

    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

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    DIY Travel Candles

    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

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    DIY Birthday Candles

    As long as we're making candles we should talk about birthday candles right? Make your own with just wax and wicks!
    Get the tutorial at One Charming Party | Photo by Sara Schmultz

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    DIY Ombre Candles

    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 

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    DIY Ombre Birthday Candles

    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

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

More from Cyd on Babble:
10 DIY Kids Room Decor Ideas
Setting the Table: 10 DIY Cloth Napkins
It’s Party Time! 10 DIY Balloon Ideas
10 DIY Tote Bags for Summer
Wedding Bells are Ringing! 10 DIY Wedding Gifts
10 Pretty Gift Wrapping Ideas for Mom

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