Here’s the secret to finding the perfect candle: Make your own! (Trust us when we say it’s easier than it seems).Candles are wonderful tools and delightful additions to any space. I made as a gift for some dear friends of mine. I grabbed some old mason jars I had in my store and turned them into Tropical Fruity Scented Candles: a pineapple, a strawberry, and a peach.
Ever since I have learned, I often make candles to gift my friends and trust me this one thing that you can gift at any occasion without a second thought and making them is so much fun!
I set the heat on high and waited about 20 minutes for the wax to melt Yaley Concentrated Candle Scent Block which I bought from Save Dollar Stores. While waiting, I decorated the outside of my pineapple jar with washi tape that I cut into thin chevron shapes with my Washi Chomper.
For strawberry jar, I added black dots from leftover punctuation and letter stickers.
Once the wax melted I added 3-4 drops of fruit-scented fragrance oil and stirred the melted wax thoroughly.
Then I opened the valve and allowed the wax to pour into the mold, make sure that your wax is still hot after pouring it into the jar I started on the next batch of wax, following the above steps. I recommend wiping out the mold with paper towels after the first pour while the wax is still melted. Because it’s much easier to clean the mold when it's still hot
Keep in mind that wax shrinks slightly when it cools so you will notice the center of your candle caves in slightly. Hold back some wax so you can fill the top of your candle once the second batch dries.
While the second batch of wax cooled, I decorated the jar lids. I started by painting them green. I used three different greens to add a little interest to the set.
While the paint dried, I cut out leaves for the pineapple, strawberry, and peach candles. Once the paint dried completely, I secured the two parts of the lid together with hot glue and then attached leaves on each lid with the USB Mini Glue Gun.
For the peach candle, I wanted to try using scented wax melts. I found some peach scented ones but the color was darker than I wanted, so I mixing is something that always works in case of wax. I love how it turned out!
Be sure to clean out the heating chamber in between candles. I found it easiest to turn the heat down to low once I finished a candle, and then wipe out the heating chamber with paper towels. It makes the process easy to clean off the chamber but it isn't so hot..
I’d love to try adding dried flowers or potpourri to my next set of candles. It’s so much fun, and there are so many possibilities!
This is a great project for a gift, for spring or summer events, or for home decor. Candles add a source of light, natural ambiance to a cozy room, and feeling of warmth. Thanks for stopping by–I’ll see you next time!
Yaley Concentrated Candle Scent Block
Mini Glue Gun
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