Decorate your home with these creative, inspirational, fun and super easy DIY candles.
Candles are among the most common home decor features out there. DIY candles are not only popular, but they are also entertaining, creative and suitable for handmade gifts and presents. You can either use them only as decorative center pieces, or light them up and enjoy their glow, warmth and aroma.
We’ve created a selection of a total of 7 various styles of super easy DIY candles. Some of them are scented, some of them are not, some of them are in wonderful ombre colors, and some of them aren’t even made out of candle wax. Regardless of their style, shape, colors and ingredients, they are all extremely easy to craft. So, without further ado, here are the DIY candle projects.
DIY Ombre Candles
Let’s kick things off with the ombre DIY candles. The original tutorial for these handmade candles is posted on DIY Network and it’s for pink ombre candles in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day. However, you can make them in any color scheme you wish – yellow and sunny, blue and beach-y, green and fresh, and so on.
You’ll need the following materials:
- Candle wick
- White candle wax
- Colorful wax/ wax dye/ colorful crayons
- A glass container
DIY Rainbow Candles
Instead of blending soft hues of a single color (or two colors) in order to create the flowing effect of the ombre candles, this video tutorial will show you how to make your very own DIY rainbow candles. It’s actually easier than you’d think and the final result is absolutely amazing! The best part is that these DIY candles have a surprising finish on top of them, which makes the rainbow even more magical. You’ll also need some colorful crayons for these, but you can swipe it for some wax dye.
DIY Water Candles
The true water candles are definitely a sight to see and you don’t need any special candle making skills in order to craft one all by yourself. In fact, you don’t even need wax to carry out this DIY idea! Not only are water candles extremely easy, but they are also quite diverse when it comes to styling them. If you’re looking for a fun, easy and candle related DIY idea, which offers something extraordinary, then you should definitely check out this YouTube tutorial on water candles. Of all DIY candle projects out there, water candles are truly the most diverse ones. You can place them either as standard home decor ideas, as center pieces, or even as attractions at parties! Unfortunately, they aren’t suitable for gifts, since they are liquid and will get easily ruined.
DIY Lemon Candle with Beeswax
Remember that you were promised scented candles? Well, here’s your scented lemon candle. This particular idea features beeswax instead of the standard candle wax. This step-by-step tutorial is easy and it features gorgeous photographs showing the candle-making process. The only tricky part here is to make sure you don’t overheat your beeswax, but other than that everything else is a piece of pie! You can use Mason jars as candle holders for these lemon candles or simply a candle mold, which you can peel off later. Either way it will make a perfect home décor center piece and will add an amazing lemon aroma to your home. Not to mention the fact that it’s a great DIY candle project for gift ideas!
DIY Geometric Candles
If you’re looking for something new, something creative and something extraordinary then you definitely need to start thinking outside the box. And geometric candles are exactly the project for this type of crafting. Surprisingly enough, these DIY candles are easy to make, since they don’t require special molds – contrary to popular belief, you can actually make them with plain paper! It does sound easy, doesn’t it? The geometric shapes will give them some remarkable character and they will definitely become the eye-catching center piece of any room in which you place them!
DIY Coffee and Vanilla Candles
That lemon beeswax candle wasn’t the only scented DIY idea in our list! Apart from the air-purifying lemon aroma, we’ve also included another amazing scent – this time a combination between vanilla and coffee. You can find the tutorial for this amazing DIY project right here at Hello Glow’s website.
You will need:
- Candle wax or wax chips
- Coffee beans
- Vanilla beans (you can swap them for actual vanilla extracts)
- Candle wicks
- A lovely container for your DIY candles
Now all that’s left to do is melt and mix together your scented elements alongside the melted candle wax. You’ll be surprised by the unbelievably easy process! These scented candles will make for adorable center pieces when it comes to home decor, but they will also fill up your entire room with the incredible aroma of vanilla and coffee mixed together.
DIY Rustic Tea Lights
Last, but not least, is a double DIY candle project, which also features a candle holder. The instructions were originally posted on Mountain Modern Life’s website right here, and they come with gorgeous step-by-step photos of the entire process. These tea lights are actually a bit more masculine and rustic than the rest of the DIY candle ideas above, so they will make a great present for any man, who appreciates candles. While the tutorial involves woodwork, all you actually need to do is drill some holes for the tea candles and sand the wood with some sandpaper so that you can smooth it out. You can modify the style to rustic, minimalistic, vintage and so on according to your own preferences.
All of these DIY candle projects are super easy to make, so if you happen to have some free time on your hands and you’re wondering if you should take up on some DIY idea, stop wondering and get to work. The final results look absolutely ah-mazing!