Making candles yourself basically means either pouring or drawing candles. Depending on what you prefer, you can master original DIY candles with relative ease. These are not only to be used as a mood maker at home, but also to be given away. Beautiful candles are generally one of the most popular gift ideas for every occasion – Advent, Christmas, birthday or just like that, out of love and affection. With the help of the simple instructions in today’s post and with a little manual skill and with a minimal investment of time, you will be able to make a lot of atmospheric DIY candles yourself. You can pour these into different vessels such as tin cans, old preserving jars, porcelain containers, shells and the like and decorate them nicely afterwards.
Advent, Advent, a little light is on, but then please environmentally friendly!
Petroleum … paraffin … environmental sins? Who? Not me! Well, even when the lights are lit for Advent and Christmas, we usually commit small sins against our climate. Even many of the organic candles are not completely harmless, because most of them contain Palm oil in itself. What can you do about it? Just pour candles!
You have two options. Either to use oils and waxes that contain no petroleum or palm oil or to melt old candle scraps again and convert them into new DIY candles. Take a look at what alternatives you have to conventional candle wax below.
Pouring candles in the Ball Mason glass is one of our clear favorites
Environmentally friendly alternatives when pouring or buying candles:
- Soy wax
- Coconut oil
- renewable biomass – e.g. B. Biotral
- Sunflower oil
- old candle scraps
Many organic shops and markets offer pretty candles with a DIY look
Common materials used in candle casting
As already mentioned, you can use many containers for your DIY candles, depending on your taste and desire – old vessels, glasses, cans, natural materials, etc. Depending on the season and the occasion, these containers will also be decorated after pouring. Let your creativity run free and give your homemade candles the finishing touches. Sisal, craft thread, wrapping paper, fabric ribbons, small hearts, pine green, cones or shells – practically everything is ideal for this. Of course, you can also design the containers in a color of your choice or embellish them with the napkin technique.
In principle, you also need the following when casting candles:
- old wax and candle scraps
- popular vessels – mason jars, cans, porcelain cups, shells …
- Candle wick, preferably with a metal base
- a larger saucepan and spoon to stir
- an empty tin can or smaller bowl
- a pair of scissors to cut the wick
Simply make original gifts yourself
Basic instructions for a DIY candle in a mason jar
Basically this is what your result looks like
- To color the candle, you can add rubbed wax crayons or candle paint to the wax.
- For a beguiling scent, essential scented oils as well as various herbs and spices are perfect.
- It is better not to melt the wax directly in the saucepan, but rather over low heat in a water bath. You need the smaller bowl for this.
- If you haven’t bought a ready-made wick from the craft store, use cotton thread, which you dip in the wax beforehand and then briefly air-dry.
- If you do not have or do not want to use any vessels to pour, then you can create the desired candle shape by hand in some damp sand and fill it with the melted wax.
- Empty toilet paper rolls are also very suitable for pouring candles, as they are then carefully removed by you after the wake has cooled down.
Choose your favorite fragrance or combine several of them as you wish
Lemon and rosemary, for example, would be top choices
Simply use all your creativity and creativity and make original and fragrant DIY gifts by pouring candles! As you have already seen, it is very easy and quick.
The editors wish you a lot of fun and success!
Have a nice Advent season and a Merry Christmas!
Decorate with colored yarn and natural materials
Colorful sugar sprinkles are also a great, festive decoration idea
Just like painting the mason jars
DIY candles with lavender are a real classic
These are very easy to make and are suitable for every celebration
Colorful DIY candles pour from old wax scraps
Or do you prefer light pastel tones?
And how about a bit of that Far Eastern Zen feeling?
You can also playfully decorate the candles in a boho style
Or rather in nostalgic shabby chic …
And why not shining autumn in gold and red??