Quick & Easy DIY Candles!
Happy Saturday, folks! I'm just here to drop this how-to for quick and easy DIY candles in your feed or email box! It's the perfect weekend project because it's simple, fast, cheap, and reuses containers you probably already have laying around. Huge thanks to the lovely Andrea Brooks of AndreasChoice for creating this video showing exactly how to make these DIY candles! I used some of her other ideas in my easy home decor ideas post. To start, I used some used cans I found at my local Goodwill store. Any previously-used can will, do, just make sure you wash it thoroughly. Next, I put this inexpensive candle from Ikea in a glass jar and placed in a small pot on the stove. Then, I turned the burner up to medium heat. While waiting for the candle to melt, I measured the width and circumference of the cans and cut two strips of inexpensive scrapbook paper to size. After that, I wrapped the paper around the cans and glued it in place.
Once the candle had melted, I carefully remove the wick with tongs and place it set it aside to cool. Using oven mitts, I removed the hot jar from the pot, and poured an equal amount of melted wax into each can. Then, I snipped the cooled wick in half and taped each piece to a chopstick. Attaching the wick to the chopstick (or anything you have that is longer/bigger than the opening of the container) and placing it on top of the can keeps the wick from sinking into the hot wax; otherwise, you won't have any way to light your candles! Once your quick and easy DIY candle has cooled and hardened, it's ready to be used!
Tip: If you're using a scented candle, take care to properly ventilate the area; otherwise, you may find yourself gasping for fresh air like Jim Halpert.