How to make your own candle

Over fall break, I revived my love for candles. Because I burn candles so often, I thought what better project than a low-cost option to create candles instead of buying overpriced ones? Depending on your style and scent preference, with candle.littlethings.com they’re many different options to create.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

Wal-Mart: A wax cube pack (scent of your choice; in this case I went with cupcake), corn syrup and tape.

Michaels: Two pint-sized (16 oz.) jars with inserted glued wicks, rainbow sprinkles and one pound of soy wax flakes.

What I already had: Water, pencils/pens to hold the wick in place, measuring cups, a pot, glass bowl and a glass measuring cup with a spout.

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To begin, mix 1-2 tablespoons of corn syrup and 2-3 tablespoons in a bowl with your brush. Lightly coat the interior of the glass jar. Turn the jar horizontal and coat the interior with sprinkles. Be sure to turn the jar in a circular motion to spread the sprinkles evenly.

Using a double boiler, or a make-shift one, with a pot and heat-proof bowl. Fill your pot half full with water and bring to a simmer. Melt the wax along with three to four wax cubes.

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Pour two cups of wax using your glass measuring cup. Try pouring the wax directly in the center of the candle, leaving the wax you haven’t used boiling so it doesn’t dry.

 

Tape your two pencils together around the wick to hold it directly in the center and freeze for three hours.

 

 

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Now you’re ready to burn your candle!

Overall Time: 30-45 minutes

Overall Cost: $30 (but it makes two candles)

Overall DIY: Yes!

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