Eye-Catching Fall Candle Bowl Tutorial
Follow this fall candle bowl tutorial for simple steps on how to make a candle bowl. Fall scented candle bowls are an eye-catching design perfect for fall home decor and homemade gifts!
The arrival of fall means the mornings are filled with heavy fog; cool afternoon breezes glide in through open windows from the front of our house to the back. And evening sunsets come earlier, making candlelight and warm sweaters necessities.
The cooler fall weather gives way to seasonal baking, gift-making, events, and oftentimes a full calendar. Many of us know from experience even the most beautiful time of year can easily become the most stressful as the busy holiday season inches closer and closer.
I’ve found that embracing a cozy lifestyle is just the thing to keep stress away. The recent Cozy Issue of Bella Grace Magazine described candle making as the foundation for living a cozy life. And listed filling your home with candlelight as number one on hygee hobbies to try!
Seeing as cozy is much more than warm blankets and fuzzy socks. It’s a feeling and, for many, a way of life. Cozy surrounds us, comforts us, and nourishes us. It welcomes us into a place of bliss and sanctuary, a retreat from all the need to-dos, must-dos, schedules, and lists.
Candles in themselves offer us the opportunity for coziness with the simple light of the wick. It’s instant warmth in our hands and familiarity that speaks to our soul.
Because in the spark of a candle flame, we can find refuge.
And a fall candle bowl does not disappoint! They are an eye-catching design featuring dried orange, apples, and whole spices tucked into dreamy smooth soy wax inside white ramekins with an embossed leaf pattern.
Learn how to make a DIY candle bowl perfect for the fall season in this tutorial!
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What is a good fall candle scent?
The most amazing fall candle scent recipes trigger memories and emotions of the season. From filling your basket at the apple orchard to finding the perfect pumpkin to carve to happily jumping in a pile of leaves as a child.
Finding the perfect fall candle scent is so easy with this printable fall candle scent mixing chart! Find it and countless more candle making resources in the Simple Living Library.
I choose fall apple cider, the quintessential beverage enjoyed by all ages. Hot or cold, it is just the thing to quench your thirst after raking leaves, chopping wood, or decorating the front porch. And now you can make your home smell just like this classic fall spiced cider with this candle scent recipe!
Use this printable fall candle scent mixing chart to make amazing candles! To make each of these candle scent recipes easy to test and use in various candles – all you need to do is apply the percentage to your total amount of fragrance. So, each ingredient included in a scent recipe contains the percentage to use in the candle blend.
How does it work?
After choosing your wax and desired fragrance amount, put them into a fragrance load calculator and calculate the fragrance load for your homemade candle.
To make four 9-ounce candle bowls, I needed a total of 3 ounces of fragrance oil for a near 8% fragrance load. I can then figure out the exact amounts of each l oil in the recipe. For example, I want apple to make up 40 percent of the amount of fragrance. So I need 40% of 3 ounces, which is 1.20 ounces.
If you prefer a ready-to-use phthalate-free candle fragrance oil, PJ & Trading says their Apple Cider oil is a top fall customer favorite and, rightly so, the best done-for-you option to make a cider fall scented candle.
Related To: How To Choose The Best Candle Scents
How do you make a candle bowl?
Learn how to make a candle bowl with step-by-step instructions in this candle tutorial. Their eye-catching design and warm cider aroma are perfect for fall home decor.
If this is your first time making candles, you may want to check out our candle resource center or read a beginner’s guide to candle making.
Candle Supplies Needed:
4 nine-ounce ramekins
2.4 pounds eco soy wax
3 ounces of fragrance apple cider oil or see the scent recipe above
6-8 star anise
How to Make a Candle Bowl for Fall
Cover your area or line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper to place each ramekin (candle bowl) on. Press the tab on the bottom of a natural cotton wick into a wick sticker tab. Then peel it off from the sheet and place it off-centered in the base of a candle bowl. Repeat for each candle container.
Place a candle melting pitcher on a kitchen scale and tap tare weight. Then pour scoops of eco soy wax inside it until you reach 2.4 pounds.
Next, place the melting pitcher filled with candle wax inside a saucepan filled with approximately 2 inches of water. Use the double boiler method to heat the wax on low up to 130°F.
Clip a candle thermometer inside the pitcher or use a no-touch infrared thermometer to keep an eye on the heat of the wax. Stir the wax slowly, yet often with a heat-resistant silicone spatula.
After completely melting the candle wax, turn off the heat source. When the wax is between 110°- 135° add 3 ounces of fragrance apple cider oil or see the candle scent recipe above for a near 8% fragrance load. Stir the fragrance slowly into the wax for 1 to 2 minutes to thoroughly incorporate the scent.
Then use the spout of your candle melting pitcher to fill each candle bowl about 60% full. Hold the wicks upright with wick-centering bars while curing. Place the melting pitcher back in the pot of hot water to keep it warm.
Once the wax has begun to cool and harden, add 1 dried orange, 1 dried apple, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 or more star anise spices into each candle bowl creating a crescent moon shape. This gives the wick plenty of space to burn safely. Allow the wax to harden around these pieces, then pour a top layer of wax into each while avoiding the spices and wick.
Allow the candles to cure for 24 hours before trimming the wick to ¼ an inch. If you want a strong scent, wait three to five days before lighting.
There are many ways we can embrace coziness, slow down, and enjoy the season. Here are a few simple ideas yet creative ways to get you started:
Turn an unused corner, nook, or guest room in your home into a place of rest and refuge. Fill a basket with a soft blanket, book, magazine, or journal. Or create a desktop to watercolor paint or write letters and notes of gratitude. And don’t forget a candle!
Creating cozy traditions is one of the best ways to enjoy all the season has to offer. Whether you get the whole family involved in welcoming fall by picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch for the front porch. Or dry slices of orange and apple in the oven or dehydrator together to create a garland or use in other fall crafts. Cozy traditions can become some of our best memories.
I don’t know about you, but I love getting my home ready for fall! And pulling together the spicy aromas of fall makes our home even cozier this season. Like my recipe for fall potpourri, I turn to essential oils and traditional spices to create fall crafts.
I think one could possibly live in an endless world of Octobers with the right amount of fall scented candles. Who’s with me? If you love this fall scented candle tutorial, you also love this recipe to make homemade candle wax melts with a spiced chai blend of essential oils!
As we get closer to the end of the year, things can quickly begin to feel hectic. Rather it’s getting back into school routines or preparing for the stack of holidays ahead – we forget to take time for ourselves. Creating a self-care fall gift basket is a unique way to incorporate a self-care practice into your busy fall schedule.
No matter how you choose to incorporate coziness, I know you’ll agree the candlelight of these fall candle bowls is as beautiful as they are cozy. Place one on your mantel, entryway table, or next to the bathtub to soak up the warmth of a fall scented candle.
Anyone would love to be gifted a DIY like this! Wrap a few for easy gifting for the holiday season ahead.
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