5 DIY Candles To Gift This Valentine’s Day

candles with valentines designs Image from Adventures of DIY Mom

Some of the best gifts come from the heart and are homemade instead of purchased. Crafting can be a great way to make family memories. Candles make great décor no matter what season you are using them for. If you want to make Valentine’s gifts I suggest trying to make these 5 candles:

 

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Personalized Candles from Adventures of a DIY Mom

This option would be relatively inexpensive. Candles could be purchased from the dollar store or Ikea. These could be customized to fit any occasion. My daughter made a similar one for me in Grade 4 for Mother’s Day.

Materials/Tools:

  • Candle
  • Wax Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissors
  • Heat Source

Image from Running With Sisters

Ice Candles from Running With Sisters

This candle would require a bit more preparation due to the needed supplies.

Materials/Tools:

  • Milk Carton
  • Premium Wax
  • Large Bleached Flat Braid Wick
  • Mold Sealer
  • Coloured Dye Block
  • Ice Cubes
  • Hammer and Chisel
  • Double Boiler
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Chopstick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Awl (small pointed tool used for piercing holes)

Image from Garden Therapy

Rosemary Mason Jar Candles from Garden Therapy

Rosemary looks so pretty in the jars but a variety of herbs could be used (lime, lavender or mint).

Materials/Tools:

  • Beeswax
  • Soy Wax
  • 6″ Waxed and Tabbed Candle Wicks
  • Glue Dots
  • Essential Oils
  • Pressed Young Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 8oz Canning Jars
  • Metal Wax Pitcher
  • Saucepan or Double Boiler
  • Craft Paintbrush
  • Clothspins
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Pliers

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Crackling Coffee Bean Soy Candles from Life-n-Reflection

This would be perfect for the coffee lover in your life.

Materials/Tools:

  • Double Boiler
  • Wood Wicks and Clips
  • Coffee Bean Fragrance Oil or Homemade Coffee Infused Oil
  • Glue Dots
  • Soy Wax Flakes
  • Glass Jars

Image from Dream A Little Bigger

DIY Underwater Seashell Gel Candles from Dream A Little Bigger 

This is the most complicated option but the blogger has included many tips to avoid mistakes she had previously made.

Materials/Tools:

  • Seashells
  • Gelly Candle Wax
  • Fragrance Oil
  • Gel Wax Colourant
  • Thick Glass Jars
  • Wicks
  • Sand
  • Crock Pots
  • Needlenose Pliers
  • Hot Glue Gun

Let me know in the comments: what candle did you make and what your experience was?

 

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