DIY Scented Candle


Less than a month ago I started this blog, but I never thought that within that short period of time it could have ever been this successful! In less than one month my page has already seen more than 1,000 page views and within two days my Facebook page is almost at its 100th fan!  I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my followers. So as a thank you I’m posting a simple and fun mid-week DIY project!


I absolutely LOVE candles. But I am so picky when it comes to the relationship between the scent of the candle and the aesthetic. Half the time I end up spending tons of money on a candle and then never even burning it! Well, problem solved! Why not make my own candle? It can both look and smell the way I want it to because I made it!

What You’ll Need:

Wax Chips
Candle Holder(s)
Wicks
Scented Oil
Pot/Stove
Measuring Cup/Small Pot
Scissors

The Steps:

1. Pour your wax chips into your candle holder to measure how much you will need for one candle.  In order to have enough melted wax for your candle you will have to do this step twice in the same holder (two of your candle holders full of wax chips is equivalent to the amount you’ll need for one candle when it’s melted).

2. Place the wax chips into your measuring cup or small pan.  This will float on top of the boiling water in your larger pan to ensure the wax doesn’t burn or catch on fire.

3. Dip the metal ends of your wicks into the melting wax and then place them in the bottom of your candle holder (as directly centered as possible) so that they dry and stick to the bottom.

4. As your wax melts add drops of your scented oil into the mix.  The more you use the stronger your candle will smell!

5. Pour your melted wax into the candle holder while firmly holding your wick to avoid catching it in the hot wax.

6. Let your candles dry (this could take anywhere from a few hours to a full night).

7. Cut the wick so that it is about 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 of an inch in length.

8. Light your candle and enjoy!

Most packages of wax chips come with more than you’ll need at once so save them for when you use up your candle and need to start over again! You can also play with different fragrances and colors of wax for a fresh candle every time.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I’ve enjoyed seeing all of the support you’ve given me over the past few weeks! Keep a close watch on my Facebook page for a new giveaway and more creative ideas!

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