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.
How to Make a Homemade Candles [Infographic]
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
Choosing a Wax:
Paraffin Wax – Petroleum
- Quick Burning
- Easily Colored
- Creates Smoke
- Easily Scented
- Used in votive candles
Natural Wax – Beeswax, Palm Wax and Soy ????
- Slow Burning
- Not Easily colored
- Not Easily Scented
- Used in pillar and container candles
Making the Candle
Use a drop of wax to adhere the wick to the center of your mold.
Loop the end of the wick around a pencil and rest it across your container while pouring the wax.
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.
Pour the melted wax into the mold (caution, measuring cup will be hot). Allow up to 24 hours for the wax to cool.
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.