This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Paper Mart sharing the tutorial for these beautiful Floral Candles. All opinions are my own.
Valentines Day is just around the corner and I have fun little craft for you today! These DIY Floral Candles are the perfect gift to give or you might even decide to keep them for yourself ; )
To make these Floral Candles I used various sizes of these metal tins from Paper Mart and some basic candle making supplies. Candles are surprisingly easier to make than you might think, and they don’t take very long at all! Paper Mart sells tons of amazing products for crafting, and at amazing prices. They have everything you need for every holiday on the calendar!
Not only are these candles great for Valentines Day Gifts, but they can easily be customized for any holiday or occasion.
Supplies: (some affiliate links included for your convenience)
- Metal Tins
- Red Gingham Washi Tape
- White Jute Cord
- Kraft Tags
- Soy Candle Wax Flakes
- Wood Candle Wicks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Empty Aluminum Can
- Fresh Flowers
- Essential oils (Optional)
How to Make DIY Floral Candles
Begin by filling an empty aluminum can with the Wax Flakes. Place it in a pot of water and heat the water to boiling and then reduce to a simmer until the wax it completely melted. It will end up looking like olive oil.
While the wax is melting prepare your metal tin containers by hot gluing the wick to the bottom so they stay put while pouring the melted wax.
Once the wax is melted, using tongs (because it will be really hot), pour the wax into the metal tins, and then add in a few petals from your fresh flowers.
Let that harden, and then add more fresh flowers and just barely cover them with more wax. Essentially you are creating layers of wax with fresh flower petals mixed in. I also added about 6 drops of lavender essential oil at this point to give it a nice smell, but this is optional.
Do this 2 or 3 times until you have the wax almost to the top of the wick. Use different types of flowers for different looks.
I also used some heart confetti in my heart shaped tin for Valentines Day.
After the candles have hardened you are ready to give them away! (Or keep them).
See, not difficult at all right??
I can’t wait to make some more for the different seasons! I’m thinking of using dried lavender next!
What would you put in your candles???
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