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How To Make a Candle | DIY Homemade Candles

Want to learn how to make a candle? Turns out homemade candles cost just a few bucks each and make for a fairly easy DIY project! Now you fill your home with wonderful aromas on a budget.

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Candles can add a masculine or romantic ambiance (depending on what you’re going for) to any room. Making a homemade candle is a lot cheaper and an easy DIY project. We have this prepared for you so that you can get started making your homemade candles. A special shout out to Fix.com for this amazing infographic!

Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Own Candles

Types of Candles You Can Make:

  • Pilar Candle
  • Container Candle
  • Votive Candle

Types of Candles | How to Make a Homemade Candles [Infographic]

Choosing a Wax:

Paraffin Wax – Petroleum

  • Quick Burning
  • Easily Colored
  • Creates Smoke
  • Easily Scented
  • Used in votive candles

Choosing A Wax | How to Make a Homemade Candles [Infographic]

Natural Wax – Beeswax, Palm Wax and Soy ????

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  • Slow Burning
  • Not Easily colored
  • Smokeless
  • Not Easily Scented
  • Used in pillar and container candles

Choosing a Wax | How to Make a Homemade Candles [Infographic]

Making the Candle

Step 1

Use a drop of wax to adhere the wick to the center of your mold.

Step 2

Loop the end of the wick around a pencil and rest it across your container while pouring the wax.

Step 3

Melt the solid wax by putting it into a glass measuring cup, then placing the cup into a saucepan with 2 inches of boiling water.

Step 4

Pour the melted wax into the mold (caution, measuring cup will be hot). Allow up to 24 hours for the wax to cool.

Step 5

Cut the wick and light your homemade candles!

 

Does this makes you want to try making your own candle? Let us know below in the comments.

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