DIY decorative candles (95 photos)
Dinner for two, conversations with loved ones over a cup of coffee, long evenings and nights at work at home, a movie marathon, relaxing with a book or meditation – such moments will become even more pleasant if cozy lights flicker in the room. Going to a party? Cook an original candle – such a handmade souvenir will definitely appeal to those who are waiting for you. In our article we will tell and show you how to make a unique decor quickly and easily..
How to make a candle: instructions
The process of burning is quite fun and easy, and therefore has every chance of becoming a pleasant hobby. There are many ideas for decorating such crafts, in this regard you can experiment. However, the principle of their preparation is almost always the same..
So, arm yourself with the following materials: standard household candles; cotton thread; container for melting wax; utensils for a water bath; tin, plastic or glass molds; pencil or stick for setting the wick.
1. Take care of fixing the wick in advance. Tie one end of the thread to the holder, and lower the other into the center of the mold.
2. Cut the candles with bars and place them in a melting pot above the water bath. The fire should be slow, stir the wax continuously. The liquid will be ready when there are no lumps in it..
3. Pour some melted wax into the bottom of the modeling bowl. Fix the wick in the middle, wait about a minute for the piece to harden.
4. Fill in the remaining liquid.
5. After 24 hours, the work is completely hardened, cut off the excess length of the thread.
6. Natural light is ready to use.
DIY decorative candle ideas
Fragrant and soothing lavender creates the right atmosphere for meditation, reading and bubble bath.
Complete the standard set of materials with essential oil, lavender sprigs, and a small glass jar.
Fix the dried flowers at the edges of the vessel, and then fix the wick and fill the container with some of the melted wax. Please note that lavender must be placed strictly along the edge so that it does not catch on fire during use. Heat the second part of the liquid again over low heat, adding a few drops of lavender oil, and gradually pour into the mold.
Put a nice composition with your favorite interior items, it will complement any design.
If you are a fan of this blessed drink, be sure to try creating your own composition that will fully suit your taste..
There are 4 ways to make such a decorative element..
1. For the first one, you will need the same tools as for ordinary crafts, as well as whole coffee beans. They need to be added to the heated wax and the prepared container should be filled with the mixture. Since the grains vary in size and configuration, each result will be unique..
2. You can decorate a ready-made candle with fragrant seeds. It is enough to fix the grains with glue or fix them on an uncooled plane, gently pressing with your fingers.
3. Make a small candle. Remove the product from the mold and place in a larger container. Fill the empty space with grains.
4. If you want your piece to delight you with a pleasant coffee smell, add ground coffee to melted wax just before pouring. A burning light will fill the room with an incredible aroma.
Lemon peel can serve as an original candlestick. Such an art object will complement the country style, loft, as well as Scandinavian and modern design..
To create 4 crafts, you need to prepare: the appropriate number of threads, wax, accessories for a water bath, a couple of lemons. Add aroma or color to the substance, if desired. In this case, we add lavender oil and dried flowers to the composition.
So, first, cut each lemon in half and remove the pulp. Next, warm up the wax and include aromatic and floral elements in it, stir. Fix the wicks and pour the mixture into each half of the lemon. Finally, place the product in a cool place until it hardens. Please note that the refrigerator is not the most suitable option for these purposes, as the liquid can solidify unevenly..
I would like to make each holiday even more memorable and bright. In this case, you will be helped by a wonderful decor with sequins, which you can easily do with your own hands. It will allow you to decorate the house for a party or will be an unusual gift for your friends..
In the manufacturing process, you can use both a homemade and purchased base. Having prepared the candle, glue and glitter, you can start working. To create shimmer in just a specific area, you can use tape to highlight the area you want. Cover the surface with a good layer of glue and, holding the part over a sheet of paper, sprinkle generously with glitter. Let the glue dry, then carefully remove the tape.
To get a truly unique product, you can shower it with multi-colored glitters, and thanks to the strips of adhesive tape of different widths, you can achieve a multi-level pattern.
Such a decoration will look gorgeous as a New Year’s entourage..
As you know, candles are not only monochromatic and dull, but also multi-colored and bright. To create such a decor with your own hands, you will need a little material, patience and a few hours of your time..
In addition to the main ingredients for cooking, you will need wax crayons of the selected colors and, if desired, aromatic oils..
Having prepared a clear liquid and a glass cup with a wick, rub and melt the first colored wax crayon. After that, mix it with wax and pour it into a container. To make the pattern look beautiful and unusual, tilt and fix the glass until each layer hardens. When all layers are ready, allow the product to completely harden..
That’s all! Colorful lights with a wonderful pattern are ready.
Thanks to paper molds, you can make a natural lamp of interesting geometric configurations. Their variety depends only on the stencil that you have chosen..
We select a suitable template, and then print it on a printer. It is advisable to use thick paper. We cut out and glue each blank, as indicated in the photo. To prevent the paper from disintegrating during the pouring of wax, it must be covered with paint on the outside and allowed to dry. As in other cases, we insert the wick and fix it, and then pour it into the stencil. When the liquid hardens, you just have to remove the paper.
Even ordinary eggshells are perfect as a form. The production process is similar to the previous one and requires a minimum of effort. Nevertheless, products made using such templates will be a wonderful decoration in any interior and at any time of the year, but especially on Easter..
Candles made using this technique will be a wonderful decor and an exquisite gift. Despite their incredible beauty and sophisticated look, needlework will only require time and effort from you..
We make a blank and let it freeze. At this time, we will prepare various dried flowers, berries, leaves and other natural decorations. When decorating, we will use the decoupage technique. To do this, you will need another candle, any tweezers and a tablespoon. After warming up the spoon, we gently press the prepared gifts of nature into the surface, thus forming a unique pattern. If any of the elements does not look very attractive, you just need to cover it with a new layer of paraffin, and it will sparkle with new colors. To do this, grab the wick and lower the product into heated paraffin..
Do you want a truly magical atmosphere in your room? Then fill the space with a wonderful scent of pine needles, lime, mint, lavender, bergamot or vanilla. Of course, you can buy ready-made products in the form of air fresheners, but it is much better to wrap the house in the smell of candles created on the basis of natural ingredients. Plus, it’s pretty easy to do. Any smell will do, they can be combined with each other. We will tell you how to make several options for such multifunctional jewelry..
Decorate the products with fragrant needles. In this case, you can make the candles yourself or buy them in the store. We get the freshness of the needles from the light heating of real branches of cypress, pine or spruce.
Degrease the candlestick with an alcohol-coated cotton pad, and place the needles under the press for several hours to make them flatter. On the bottom of a candlestick, for example, a glass or jar with wide and high walls, apply 10-15 drops of liquid wax and fix the work.
Lubricate the finished branches with glue or sprinkle with an adhesive spray and fix on the glasses so that their lower parts hang down a little. When the glue is dry, trim off the edges of the plant. Note that the needles should not be placed inside the container, since in this case the aromatic trail will not emanate. If everything went well, you will notice a beneficial effect – the fumes of conifers will pacify the nervous system, help you relax after a hard day, and also facilitate recovery from colds, since pine needles are famous for their antiseptic properties..
Try creating a mix by adding a few drops of different essential oils to melted wax. Combine lemon and rosemary oil for toning, bergamot and lavender for relaxation, geranium and rose for calm and balance. Tandems of cedar and lemon, cloves and orange will also help take all the sorrows away. Vanilla, jasmine, ylang-ylang will create an atmosphere for a romantic evening.
Transparent Gel Candles
Candles like these will give you a beautiful flame and a wonderful scent. They will become an excellent basis for autumn decor, and will also perfectly fit into any table setting..
For manufacturing, you need gel wax, you can make it yourself, but if this is your first experience in creating such crafts, then it is better to order from material suppliers. Also prepare essential oils, liquid dyes, various dried flowers and any other decorative details.
The whole process is identical to smelting from any other material. The main difference is that our goal is still to create a transparent composition. That is why we must choose a transparent container, and also use the dye with care, so that our product does not lose its peculiarity. If you decide to place any elements inside the candle, the main thing is to place them at the level at which you want to see them (for example, the details strewn to the bottom will remain there). Glass balls, seashells, flowers, leaves or dried fruits are suitable as decorations..