11 DIY Candles | DIY Formula

11 DIY Candles

Candles are a favorite thing to lighten a room, create a sense of warmth in a home, or just to get a favorite scent floating around. However, they can be very expensive and sometimes don’t have that exact scent you are looking for. There are also others that smell great, but don’t match the look or colors you are searching for to match the room or decor. These DIY candles are the perfect way to get it exactly how you want it.

1. DIY No Wax Candle

This DIY candle is a great alternative to a wax candle. Although there is an option to add some wax in the tutorial, it is something you can skip. In addition, you can make it with coconut oil instead of shortening. After gathering all the ingredients, creating DIY no wax candles candle is a breeze.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
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2. DIY Water Candles

These DIY candles are as simple as pouring water into a container, along with a few extra ingredients. It’s perfect for a dinner table decoration or when you’re going for an effect rather than a scent. It will just you just five minutes to learn how to make candles from scratch.

Level of difficulty: Very easy
Duration: 5 minutes
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3. DIY Sand Art Candles

A great craft to make with the kids, or by yourself, is to create some fun sand art and then turn it into a DIY candle. Your children will enjoy the process and the beautiful colors. Even more, you can teach them how to make candles easy, and it could initiate them into the creativity of crafts.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
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4. DIY Recycled Candle

This DIY candle consists of left-over candle wax, but you can use wax flakes as well. Recycled cheap candles are perfect to clean out some of those jars to make others and not waste the wax. Although the tutorial uses one color, if you have candles with complimentary scents, a multi-color candle can be just as beautiful to make. This one is a fun square shape. However, any recyclable, container can work and make different shapes. There are also lots of various ice cube shapes to add some flair to your candle making.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 45 minutes
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5. DIY 2 Ingredient Candles

Beeswax makes a great and easy DIY candle. You can use beeswax as an air purifier and the two ingredients needed make this a hundred percent natural. You can also add in some essential oils to make beautifully cheap DIY scented candles.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
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6. DIY Cupcake Candles

Do you have a birthday party or a friend’s birthday coming up and don’t want to give them sweets for the occasion? These DIY candles are the perfect solution. They look and smell like a cupcake without all the sugary sweetness added and can last for days. The tutorial recycled a long candle for the wax and wick, but new ingredients work just as well. Your homemade candles will look just as good as store-bought.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 45 minutes
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7. DIY Ocean Gel Candle

A great way to bring the ocean into your home is with this DIY candle made with gel. You can personalize them with sand and seashells from a trip, or any memorabilia from that you don’t mind putting in gel and displaying. You can learn how to make a candle that is not only to your taste but also to your personality.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
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8. DIY Soy Candle

These DIY candles are made with soy wax and are a more natural alternative to conventional candle wax. The wooden wicks bring a more elegant feel, and the video is easy to follow and relaxing to watch.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 45 minutes
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9. DIY Modern Candles

For some fun-shaped DIY candles, these are easy to make. Just pick the shape you want your candle to be and print off the template. Faceted geometric forms will make these decorative candles stand out and have your friends and family wondering where you got them from.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 2 hours
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10. DIY Ice Candle

For a truly unique DIY candle, make one with ice cubes. These amazing candles never come out exactly the same. They can be a great addition to any decor in your house. In fact, you can make them all one color or in this tutorial they made a hombre effect. At the end of the day, your homemade candles will be perfect for your taste.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
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11. DIY Water-Formed Candle

Keeping with the unique DIY candle theme, these are made by dipping in water and creating some amazing artistic candles. More technique and time is required, but these creations are especially for fun holidays like Halloween or parties. They’re challenging, but they are worth it since they make excellent decorative candles.

Level of difficulty: Hard
Duration: 2 hours
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Conclusion

DIY candles can be as simple as a few ingredients to learning some skills and techniques. They can be made in any color and scent combination your mind wishes. These candles will have your friends and family wondering what amazing secret you know to find these beautiful them and will be even more amazed to learn you made them. Mix them with these incredibly DIY bath bombs to get an incredibly scented aroma in your home. Let’s get crafting and please share with use some of the DIY candles you have made.

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