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

pouring candles mason glass diy gift idea

Environmentally friendly alternatives when pouring or buying candles:

  • Soy wax
  • Beeswax
  • Coconut oil
  • Rapeseed
  • renewable biomass – e.g. B. Biotral
  • Sunflower oil
  • old candle scraps

Many organic shops and markets offer pretty candles with a DIY look

make your own scented candle pouring candles

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

pouring candles in the glass ball mason

Basic instructions for a DIY candle in a mason jar

pouring candles into mason glass

Basically this is what your result looks like

pouring candles ball mason glass diy candle idea

 Extra tips:

  • 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

mason glass diy gift ideas pouring candles

Lemon and rosemary, for example, would be top choices

Pouring scented candle with rosemary lemon diy candles

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!

beeswax diy gift ideas pouring candles

Decorate with colored yarn and natural materials

make your own christmas decorations pour candles

Colorful sugar sprinkles are also a great, festive decoration idea

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Just like painting the mason jars

christmas decorations make yourself candles pour ball mason

DIY candles with lavender are a real classic

lavender candles pour in glass

These are very easy to make and are suitable for every celebration

Pour candles with lavender wax wick

Colorful DIY candles pour from old wax scraps

colorful candles pouring into jars diy gift ideas

Or do you prefer light pastel tones?

pink blue diy candles pouring in glass

And how about a bit of that Far Eastern Zen feeling?

candles pouring into jars diy gifts

You can also playfully decorate the candles in a boho style

boho style candles pouring in glass

Or rather in nostalgic shabby chic …

shabby chic candles pouring gift idea diy

And why not shining autumn in gold and red??

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