2.08.2016

DIY Valentine Candle

Let me tell you, you will NEVER fail when gifting a good candle! (At least you wont fail me!) I have a pretty serious candle obsession and I would literally set a budget for my candle purchases every month. *don't judge me* So, I recently pinned a tutorial on pinterest that shows you how to easily make your own soy candles. This is ridiculously easy so no excuses if you're not the "crafty type". 



I assume you're here because you want an easy handmade gift for you valentine, so lets get started!




What you'll need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Paint marker
  • Ribbon
  • A jar for your candle - I picked up this cute pink ceramic bucket trimmed in gold from the dollar isle at Target
  • Gift tag - also from the Target dollar isle
  • Soy wax - I order my soy wax from amazon. I've used several different brands, but the current one I'm using is from the CandleScience brand (Its available for prime shipping!)
  • Candle fragrance - Amazon CandleScience brand
  • Candle wick - Amazon CandleScience brand



First I added my wick. I used a hot glue gun to attach it in the center. You can also use melted wax, but this is a little easier


I melted my wax by heating it on my stove. I usually use a double boiler method but I was a little pressed for time so I placed it in a metal pouring container directly on the eye and it worked just fine. Heating in the microwave works fine also!


I stirred constantly until my wax was completely melted and was ready to pour


Once I poured my wax in along with a few generous drops of my "Jamaica Me Crazy" fragrance... it was time to let it set. The hard part is to not check it every 5 minutes :)


This particular bucket came with a plastic lid that I used to keep the wick center while the wax set. Just cut a hole in the center of the lid and pull the wick through.



I let the wax set over night. and trimmed the excess wick.


Lastly, I used my paint marker to add a sweet saying on my gift tag and Voila! Embellish with gift wrap and ribbon :)


You'll be sure to set the mood with this sweet smelling gift! Let me know if you decide to give it a try! 

Happy Valentine's Day!


Looking for more easy Vday gifts? Click the pics below!


My mouth is watering for these super cute treats Linda made! Check out how she did it at TheHomeICreate.com

Carli created the cutest mug gift with just a few simple steps! Check out how at fwmadebycarli.com
Alaya checked out the Target dollar isle for her DIY as well! Find out whats in the mailbox at BehindTheBigGreenDoor.com

If you're not feeling the DIYs this year...grab a special girt for yourself (or your boo!) Nicole has all the details at SheDoesABunch.com




3 comments:

  1. Love, love, love! So many adorable options! I've never made a candle before, I'll definitely have to give it a try!

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  2. So creative Lisa ! Thank you for linking my post ! I'm going to be adding this to my DIY list !

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  3. Lisa, I LOVE this! I've never made candles but you made it look so easy! I already have a candle project in mind now! ❤️

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