Candles add a sense of warm to a room. They can also be used to disperse a certain aromatic scent or create a mood. Discover some great candle making for beginners ideas, “recipes”, tips and candle making gift ideas.
Candle making basics involve selecting a container for your candle. Generally a glass container or jar works perfect. Placing a wick in the container. Melting and pouring candle wax in the selected container and letting it set up. Again, these are just basic candle making instructions.
There is a definite advantage to homemade candles. You can choose the container. The type of wax you use. The scent of the candles you are making and how many wicks you want. You can also choose your candle purpose. You may be making emergency winter candles or holiday candles, candle gifts or candles for your living room or bathroom. With handmade candles your options are limitless.
How To Make Candles
Candles are very easy to make. A bit messy, but easy to make. They are the perfect craft for the beginner. My eldest son made candles one year while in elementary school to gift to his grandparents and aunts. Bramble Berry has a great how to make candles video with step by step instruction.
Candle Making For Beginners
If you are looking for a unique gift or something to create for yourself candle making is perfect. It requires limited supplies and limited tools, most of which you may have already. And it’s a craft or DIY project you can do in an afternoon or evening. You could even have a candle making girls night.
Candle Making Supplies
Melt & Pour Candle Making
Candle making is as simple as melt the wax and pour into the containers of your choice. Similar to melt and pour soap making. And candle wax comes in a wide variety of types including soy candle wax, bees wax and paraffin. Soy is the more popular wax for handmade candles as it cleans up easy, burns nice, creates amazing candles and it is not toxic. Discover all the melt and pour candle options.
Popular Melt & Pour Candle Supplies
Making Your Own Candles
If you have a free afternoon or a few hours one evening after the kids go to bed you have enough time to make your own candles. The longest amount of time is the wax set up or drying which the candles can do sitting on a shelf or the kitchen table. The other step that I find a bit consuming is the clean up but its no different than cleaning up after a homemade meal. Making your own candles is that easy.
7 Amazing Candle Recipes
In an effort to help get you started on your candle creation journey we have discovered 7+ candle recipes you need to try. But trust me you aren’t limited to just these. Let your imagination drive your creativity. Try a new wax, a new scented oil or candle color.
Easy Candle Making
DIY Peppermint Mason Jar Candles – A Pumpkin & A Princess
Easy Honey Vanilla Candles – Our Oily House
Mason Jar Candles With Lavender – Sustain My Craft Habit
Pressed Rosemary Candles – Garden Therapy
Making Custom Candles
DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles – Country Hill Cottage
Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle – Ann’s Entitled Life
House Warming Scented Fire Starters – Satsuma Designs
Candles For Gifts
Handmade gifts are amazing no matter the holiday. And I truly believe that homemade gifts last longer and are enjoyed more than commercial gifts. Candles are no exception.
Candles To Sell
Homemade candles like other DIY projects are great side hustles and home business ideas perfect for stay at home moms and people wanting to make extra cash. They don’t cost a lot to make. Candles aren’t complicated and can be made in a limited amount of time. Handmade candles sell well at farmers markets, locally, online and by word of mouth.