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These pumpkin pie double wick candles are the perfect inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations! 

Let’s talk turkey or in this case pumpkin because Thanksgiving isn’t complete without pumpkin pie. It is without a doubt America’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe. Once the turkey’s been eaten every slice of pumpkin pie seems to disappear in our house. But these pumpkin pie double wick candles will last long after the last slice of pie with just the light of a match. 

I’ve made a gazillion pumpkin recipes – soap, bread, lip scrubs, soup, and a face mask as well! So, how could I leave out pumpkin candles? 

If you can’t get enough pumpkin too, you’re in luck, because these double wick candles are a fun twist on classic pumpkin pie! Inspired by our favorite Thanksgiving dessert these homemade candles smell good enough to eat. And I’m serving them up as the perfect inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations!

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When should you double wick a candle?

Are double wick candles better?

I find the candlelight of double wick candles is quite captivating to watch burn, similar to a fire in the hearth. And with twice the wicks any candle fragrance you create will be twice the strength! 

When should you double wick a candle? If a strong candle scent and intriguing candlelight aren’t enough reason to make a double wick candle, sometimes a second wick is necessary. When looking at a candle wick size chart we see even the largest wicks can only be used for up to a 5-inch diameter candle. So if you’re making candles in a container larger than 5 inches in diameter you will need a second wick or more! 

Use the steps I shared here for figuring out how many wicks to use in a candle, including your candle wick type. Use our printable candlewick charts from the Simple Living Library to get it right every time! 

Use our printable candle wick charts from the Resource Library to cross reference the size of each candle wick you intend to use.

Where do you place wicks in a double wick candle? 

For double wick candles always evenly space wicks across the center of the candle. And if you are making a container candle aim for an even amount of space between each wick and the sides of the container. I actually use a small ruler with centimeters to help guide me each time. 

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Do double wick candles burn faster?

With twice the wicks in a double candle it will produce twice the flame, twice the heat, and therefore will burn twice as fast as a candle with a single wick. In short, yes, double wick candles burn faster, but this isn’t a bad thing. 

As a result double wick candles release twice the amount of fragrance. So, you can expect an incredible scent throw from a double wick candle! 

And another upside to double wicking a candle is avoiding common candle problems like tunneling. By selecting the right candle wick size and spacing each evenly in a double wick candle, you can actually extend the life of a candle. So why not give double wick candles a try? 

If you can’t get enough pumpkin too, you’re in luck, because these double wick candles are a fun twist on classic pumpkin pie! Here’s how to make double wick candles.

How to Make Double Wick Candles as Good as a Slice of Pumpkin Pie:

When you’re craving another slice of pie this Thanksgiving light a pumpkin pie double wick candle. No forks required, just light and enjoy the yummy scent! 

Follow our step by step candle making instructions for this creative twist on a Thanksgiving classic. You and your guest will love these inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations. In fact, they’ll probably ask where you got them – be a good friend and make one for them too. 

Double Wick Candle Making Supplies:

2 eight-ounce ceramic ramekins or candle containers

1 orange candle dye block (½ ounce)

4 cotton candle wicks

4 candle wick sticker tabs

1 pound soy wax flakes

1.5-ounce pumpkin pie fragrance oil (phthalate-free)

1 candle thermometer

1 candle melting pitcher

Double Wick Candle Instructions:

1. place each wick

Begin by evenly spacing the candle wicks down the center length of each ramekin. Ideally, keep an even amount between each wick and the sides of the container. Use wick sticker tabs to strongly secure the wicks. 

2. measure soy wax

Next measure 1 pound of soy wax flakes. Use a kitchen scale for accuracy.  If you’re not using eight-ounce containers easily calculate how much wax you need with our candle wax calculator

3. melt the wax

Now, that you’ve got the preparation done it’s time to melt the wax. Pour the wax into the candle melting pitcher. Then place the pitcher inside a large saucepan filled with about 2 inches of water (this is the double boiler method). 

Heat the wax on medium to low heat with a gentle simmer, no higher than 185°F degrees. Stir often with a metal whisk to speed up melting and never leave the wax unattended. Clip a candle thermometer inside of the pitcher to monitor or check it often with an infrared thermometer

4. add color

Once the wax is melted turn off the burner, but keep everything on the heat source. Add 1 orange candle dye block which is typically ½ ounce to the wax and stir frequently until it is melted. 

You can control the intensity or shade of color you want by using a butter knife or soap knife to cut and divide the dye block in half or into fourths.

5. cool and add fragrance

After melting the wax and color together remove the candle pitcher from the heat source. Allow the wax to cool to between 125°F to 150°F before adding the fragrance. At this point, it is likely already there. If not, stir often while it cools. 

Once cooled, add 1.5-ounce pumpkin pie fragrance oil. Stir vigorously for 2 minutes to create a great scent throw. I love that this fragrance oil is phthalate-free! 

Did you know you can control the strength of the scent too?. Use a candle fragrance calculator to determine if you want more or less scent.

6. pour into containers

You’re almost there, avoiding the wicks, slowly pour everything into each container. Don’t fill them to the top, you need to leave room for a melt pool. Place a clothespin around each wick to keep them in place during the curing process. 

Leave each multi-wick candle to cool for 1 to 2 hours, then fix any sinkholes and smooth the tops as needed. (Learn how to fix sinkholes and more in our candle troubleshooting guide.)

Now the hardest part is to wait 2 to 3 days for each candle to fully cure before lighting. 1 to 2 weeks is even better for a stronger candle scent. Make sure to trim wicks to approximately ¼ inch. 

Want to make double wick candles? Find our 6 step instruction candle making guide with printables too!

Do you light both wicks on a candle?

If you’re wondering do you light both wicks on a candle the answer is yes! You’ll get some crazy tunneling and ruin a double wick candle if you don’t. And remember double the wicks is double the scent! You can fill more space in your home with double wick candles. 

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Follow our step by step candle making instructions for pumpkin pie double wick candle a creative twist on a Thanksgiving classic. You and your guest will love these inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations.

Pumpkin Pie Double Wick Candles

Yield: 2 double wick candles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Inspired by our favorite Thanksgiving dessert these homemade double wick candles smell good enough to eat. And I’m serving them up as the perfect inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations!

Materials

  • 2 eight-ounce ceramic ramekins or candle containers
  • 1 orange candle dye block (½ ounce)
  • 4 cotton candle wicks
  • 4 candlewick sticker tabs
  • 1 pound soy wax flakes
  • 1.5-ounce pumpkin pie fragrance oil (phthalate-free)

Tools

  • 1 candle thermometer
  • 1 candle melting pitcher

Instructions

1. place each wick

Begin by evenly spacing the candle wicks down the center length of each ramekin. Ideally, keep an even amount between each wick and the sides of the container. Use wick sticker tabs to strongly secure the wicks. 

2. measure soy wax

Next measure 1 pound of soy wax flakes. Use a kitchen scale for accuracy.  If you’re not using eight-ounce containers easily calculate how much wax you need with our candle wax calculator

3. melt the wax

Now, that you’ve got the preparation done it’s time to melt the wax. Pour the wax into the candle melting pitcher. Then place the pitcher inside a large saucepan filled with about 2 inches of water (this is the double boiler method). 

Heat the wax on medium to low heat with a gentle simmer, no higher than 185°F degrees. Stir often with a metal whisk to speed up melting and never leave the wax unattended. Clip a candle thermometer inside of the pitcher to monitor or check it often with an infrared thermometer

4. add color

Once the wax is melted turn off the burner, but keep everything on the heat source. Add 1 orange candle dye block which is typically ½ ounce to the wax and stir frequently until it is melted. 

You can control the intensity or shade of color you want by using a butter knife or soap knife to cut and divide the dye block in half or into fourths.

5. cool and add fragrance

After melting the wax and color together remove the candle pitcher from the heat source. Allow the wax to cool to between 125°F to 150°F before adding the fragrance. At this point, it is likely already there. If not, stir often while it cools. 

Once cooled, add 1.5-ounce pumpkin pie fragrance oil. Stir vigorously for 2 minutes to create a great scent throw. I love that this fragrance oil is phthalate-free! 

Did you know you can control the strength of the scent too?. Use a candle fragrance calculator to determine if you want more or less scent.

6. pour into containers

You’re almost there, avoiding the wicks, slowly pour everything into each container. Don’t fill them to the top, you need to leave room for a melt pool. Place a clothespin around each wick to keep them in place during the curing process. 

Leave each multi-wick candle to cool for 1 to 2 hours, then fix any sinkholes and smooth the tops as needed. (Learn how to fix sinkholes and more in our candle troubleshooting guide.)

Now the hardest part is to wait 2 to 3 days for each candle to fully cure before lighting. 1 to 2 weeks is even better for a stronger candle scent. Make sure to trim wicks to approximately ¼ inch.

Notes

If you’re wondering do you light both wicks on a candle the answer is yes! You’ll get some crazy tunneling and ruin a double wick candle if you don’t.

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Follow our step by step candle making instructions for pumpkin pie double wick candle a creative twist on a Thanksgiving classic. You and your guest will love these inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations.

Now’s your chance to make your home smell like a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert with these pumpkin pie double wick candles. Make two or four as inexpensive Thanksgiving decorations for your Thanksgiving table. 

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