Planning to make some homemade Christmas gifts this year? Why not try to make some colourful and fragrant candles for your loved ones? Roll up your sleeves and get ready for this really easy DIY.
How to make Homemade Candles
Before starting, you should make a mould with your cardboard, sealing it lengthwise (as it will be easier to remove) or pick a nice jar as the container.
For the candle, you can use store bought flake wax or, if this is your first trial, use some wax from old candles. Pour it into a saucepan and let it melt slowly over low heat.
If you would like a colourful candle, add in some wax crayons in your favourite colours. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to the liquid wax to make a scented candle. Vanilla extract or lavender will make the perfect candle for a relaxing evening.
Now comes the difficult part!
If you have bought wicks, place one inside the mould, applying a single drop of wax to the bottom to prevent it from moving. Alternatively, you can make a wick out of a cotton thread.
Next, hold the wick in place by fixing it with a pencil or a wooden stick and pour the liquid wax in the mould or jar. You can also add in some petals, seashells, coffee beans or other ornaments to the jar to make your candle stand out. Before removing the mould ensure that the wax has fully solidified, which can take up to four hours.
Lastly, it’s time to clean, gently wipe your table with a sheet of Regina Blitz paper to remove all wax residue and any stains.