Hello Friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend.
Yesterday morning I took a few hours and did a craft I saw online a few weeks ago.
Homemade candles ♥
I did it with votives and tarts that I've had forever but haven't burned. If you're like me you have a stash of candles that for one reason or another are collecting dust.
You can also use candle scraps from used candles. You know all that wax that is left at the bottom?
Perfect for this craft.
My stash of random candles : )
I don't use a tart burner that much anymore but I love the smell of some of these.
I chose candles that have similar scents. These are vanilla & cinnamon based.
Melt them down in a double boiler. I used a glass measuring cup so it would be easy to pour.
Choose your vessel. Mason jars, jelly jars, candy dishes, tea cups.... whatever you like ♥
I picked up a package of candle wicks on Amazon. I think it was 100 wicks for about $6!
You can also use items to embellish the candles. I used some dried flower petals, dried orange slices, and cinnamon sticks. All things I had in my craft box : )
Use a clothes pin or pencil to steady the wicks as you pour the wax. I did one color at a time, letting each one set before I poured the next layer.
It was fun to see it all come together.
**Also note that you can add essential oil to the melted wax for more scent, but since my candles were already scented I didn't do that. Next time I might add a few drop just to enhance the scent a little, but I was very happy with how they came out **
Once they are set trim the wicks and you are done!
I think I'll save this one for Valentines Day ♥♥
I think it will be fun to experiment with colors and scents. And the best part is once the candle is burned up I can reuse the jar and dish. I hope to make new candles every season using up the rest of my stash as well as scraps for the all the big jars I have burning.
We have candles burning here everyday and it's nice to know nothing is going to waste.
So that's how I spent my Sunday. What were you up to?
Have a great day, friends! I'm off to warm up with a coffee and check in with some of you online.
Talk to you soon! xoxo