If you're looking to add a pop of color to your home, look no further! These color block crayon candles are a fantastic addition to any room, and they're a great DIY project for recycling broken crayons. Best of all, all you need are a few household items. This tutorial is surprisingly simple and inexpensive, and the geometric designs are totally unique.
Make Your Own Color Block Crayon Candles
Candles are the perfect way to add a personal touch to any room – and making your own candle has never been easier! Check out the below tutorial to create crayon candles with a unique color block pattern. In just a few simple steps, you can transform a few broken crayons into colorful candles.
What you’ll need for your color block crayon candles:
- Glass votive candle holder
- 6-inch candle wick
- Hot glue
- Long wooden toothpicks
- 4 small dip bowls
- 4 different colored crayons (broken, labels removed)
- Paraffin wax shavings (about 4 handfuls)
- Essential oil (optional)
How to make your color block crayon candles:
Step 1. Begin with a glass votive holder and 6-inch candle wick.
Step 2. Apply hot glue to the metal end of your candle wick.
Step 3. Use a long toothpick to press the metal against the center of your candle votiv.
Step 4. Tie the excess wick around the toothpick, then rest it against the top of the glass.
Step 5. Pour a handful of paraffin wax into each of your four dip bowls.
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Step 6. Sprinkle a few pieces of each crayon into each bowl. Microwave for 10 minutes.
Step 7. Add a few drops of essential oil to each bowl, then stir with a toothpick.
(This step is totally optional, but the essential oil will make your candles smell amazing!)
Step 8. Place your candle votive in a small bowl at the angle pictured below.
Step 9. Slowly pour your first color into the votive. Let it cool for 30 minutes to an hour.
Step 10. Turn your votive over, then repeat step 9 with your second color.
Step 11. After that color has cooled, turn your votive over. Add your third color and repeat step 9.
Step 12. Finally, turn your votive upright and add your fourth color.
Step 13. Remove the toothpick, then cut off the excess wick.
Step 14. Enjoy your brand new color block candle!
Check out the video below to see how it's done!
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