Find Your Next DIY Candle Project
Find your next DIY candle project with this creative list of ideas for homemade candles, DIY candle holders, candle bags, and more for home decor and handmade gifts.
Are you craving a new DIY project that will ignite your passion for home decor and handmade gifts? Satisfy that craving with DIY candles because when it comes to decorating your home or crafting homemade gifts, there’s nothing better than a DIY candle project!
Making DIY candles at home is a fantastic way to add warmth and coziness to any room, and with the right candle holder, you can elevate your candle game to the next level. From elegant pressed flower candles to outdoor terracotta candle pots, there are countless DIY candle projects to create.
I especially enjoy candle making because it is a creative and rewarding hobby. And I know I’m not alone since it is increasingly becoming a popular do-it-yourself craft.
It’s one of those crafts that can take on your personality traits and style. Whether you’re keen on delicate floral scents and soft pastel wax or zesty citrus fragrances and bright colors, you can create a customized candle. And if that weren’t exciting enough, you can also highlight seasonal scents and colors in DIY candles.
From simple votives to intricate candle holders, the possibilities are endless. So why not take your craft skills to the next level with a new candle making project?
Find your next candle project with this creative list of ideas for homemade candles, DIY candle holders, candle bags, and more for home decor and handmade gifts.
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What Do You Need To Make Candles?
I’ve been sharing my candle making projects for years and dive deep into the ins and out of creating candles in my book Creative Candles Made Simple. But all you need to get started are a few basic supplies and a bit of creativity to make your very own candles right in the comfort of your home!
Choosing a complimentary container is one of the easiest ways to customize your candles to suit your unique style. Think mason jar candles or cheese mold candles to compliment a rustic style, or apothecary glass candles or antique tea cup candles for elevating a classy style.
Just ensure you don’t choose a candle vessel on this list of candle containers to avoid!
Not only does candle making allow you to express your creativity and make something beautiful with your own hands, but it also gives you the freedom to choose your favorite fragrances.
You’ll find a variety of candle scents to make in the DIY candle projects below, but if you’re looking for more ideas, check out my printable fall candle scent recipes, Christmas candle scent recipes, and tips on how to find the best candle scent for you!
If you’ve got a kitchen scale and a spare spatula, you don’t need much else to make your first candle. But, if you were to buy one piece of candle making equipment, I would start with a candle melting pitcher. It makes melting and pouring wax a lot easier.
See my complete list of candle making supplies I’ve used and recommend here. Then get ready to light up your world with the glow of DIY candles!
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Creative DIY Candle Projects to Try at Home
How do you make homemade candles? If you haven’t made a candle before, rest assured this roundup of creative DIY candle projects includes beginner-friendly options in addition to the more complex projects.
So, let’s strike a match and customize candles to suit your unique style or create the perfect candle for a special occasion. Because who doesn’t love the fact that homemade candles make for great home decor and beautiful gifts for friends and family?
Lemon Rosemary Floating Candle DIY
This lemon rosemary floating candle is just the thing to keep bugs at bay and enjoy the outdoors. It’s made with fresh lemon slices, sprigs of rosemary, DIY citronella candles, and the perfect blend of insect-repelling essential oils. I find it’s equally gorgeous and effective!
Pressed Flower Candles
How do you make pressed flower candles? There are a few ways to go about it, but this is by far the easiest! Learn how to make these stylish candles and four ways to press flowers here.
Tea Cup Candles
Nisha says she’s been obsessed with candles for the longest time. But I found this creative project hand pour candle wax into vintage tea cups inspiring. And I couldn’t agree more; I’ve added this candle project to my “want to make” list!
Dried Flower Candle Melts
If you’ve never made candles, candle melts are a simple way to make fragrant wax. It’s a project perfect for beginners and a beautiful craft to enjoy with friends.
You’ll enjoy the soft floral notes of gardenia, and white rose blended with sweet pear and a touch of citrus as the creamy white soy wax melts in the warmer to reveal a dried bloom with this DIY.
How To Make Rolled Beeswax Candles
Follow these easy steps to make your own beeswax tapers with the option to add gold wax seals too!
DIY Terracotta Votive Candles
Make your own votive-size terracotta candles with this DIY candle project. They are perfect for entertaining all year and add remarkable charm to outdoor spaces with a beautiful glow.
DIY Clay Candle Holders
I came across this idea to make a set of clay candle holders using a printed clay technique combined with copper pipe pieces. And surprisingly, they are said to be easy to make. So, why not give it a try?
How To Make Massage Candles
Pour the warm massage oil onto your skin and work it into areas of stress until you feel gloriously glowy from head to toe, just like the spa!
Forest Candle Bowl DIY
With the added touch of reindeer moss, tiny acorns, and seed pods found on the forest floor, you’ll feel like you’re in the mountains when you light this forest candle bowl.
How To Make Votive Candles
Votive candles are a versatile staple in any home decor. From basic white to a rainbow of colors, they can easily be adapted to your style. Find everything you need to know on how to make votive candles: how much wax is needed for a votive candle, what candle wick size, and tips for smooth tops.
DIY Candle Stands And Risers
Have you been wanting to make some risers to decorate your home? These risers or candle stands are super popular right now. I know I’ve spent my fair share of moolah on several.
But you can make your own DIY candle stands and paint them any color to suit your interior design taste. And they can be used for more than candles; you can decorate a stand with house plants, create a coffee bar, or add seasonal decor.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Candle Melts
These eucalyptus essential oil candle melts encapsulate a clean house scent and spa aroma in one to help cleanse the air and lift away stress or negativity. I love that each candle melt is made with natural soy wax and essential oil and topped with delicate dried eucalyptus leaves.
DIY Candle Bags
Skip the gift bag and slip a candle into a natural cloth DIY candle bag. They are a simple, inventive way to elevate your gift-giving or your candle brand.
DIY Dough Bowl Candle
I love the impact a dough bowl candle has on a space. Who knew a candle could make such a statement? Plus, you can burn this for a LONG time before ever making a dent in this clever candle DIY.
If you’re ready to dive into the world of candle making, there’s no better time to start than now. You can create your very own candles with a few simple supplies and this big-ol list of DIY candle projects. And enjoy the satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
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