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Built By Us: DIY Candles

May 29, 2020

Learn how to make DIY candles with me!

Total cost to make a candle (materials bought from Michael’s): $10-15


Photo Step by Step Instructions

how to make your own candle
all the supplies needed for candle making

1.Hot glue the candle wick to the bottom of jar,wait for 5 to 10 minute for it to cool

2. Heat the water in the double boiler and cut your wax into pieces

  • candle wax before it is melted
  • diy double boiler pot: make your own boiler pot at home

3.Place the wax and crayon into the pot when the water starts to boil

4. Let it melt. It takes about 5-8 minutes for the wax to complete melt.

5. Add in your fragrance oil and mix in.

6. Let the candles wax sit for 30 seconds then pour into your glass container, make sure your candlewick is secured in place.

7. Let the wax settle for 5 minutes and repeat steps 1-6, if desired.

8. Let your candle settle and cool for 4-6 hours! Use the pencil to keep the candle wick in place.

9. After you may cut any excess candlewick string from the candle and light it!

All done!


My candles

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  • Reply
    Lamara Travels
    July 6, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Wow I didn’t realise how easy it was to make your own candles! I’ll try this as my next lockdown project thanks! Have you considered selling these as they look super cute??

    • Reply
      Winnie
      July 6, 2020 at 6:36 PM

      Thank you! I have thought of selling them but I have enough on my plate at the moment. But who knows, I may open a Built By Us shop in the future! lol

  • Reply
    aspoonfulpofvanilla
    May 31, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    This is such a great idea! I have never thought about making my own candles I will need to give it a go!

    • Reply
      Winnie
      May 31, 2020 at 6:42 PM

      That’s awesome to hear! I had so much fun making these
      Send me pictures of your candles when you finish
      I would love to repost them you can @ me on Twitter or Facebook at Winsbooks 😊

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