What’s up everybody! Welcome to another episode of the Enigmatic Xmas series. Today we’ll be making these amazing scented candles that you can personalize, so feel free to create a lot of different ones with different scents or cups. The amazing thing with this DIY is that you can personalize it and make some cute little gifts for this Christmas. As always, if you recreate these or know some tips comment down, I always like to read other experiences . Let’s do this!
As you can see, you don’t need that much. This is a project to recycle your old candle that doesn’t smell and transform it in a beautiful scented candle. But you can also use some already chopped wax if you have it. I forgot to mention that you will also need some SCENT of course. Choose one you like or feel free to mix some to create your own.
Next step is to chop your candle. As mentioned before, if you already have your wax, you can skip this step. Take your plastic bag and insert it into a big container (as you would do with a bin) and with your knife begin cutting the candle paying attention that the wax is falling into the plastic bag. This is the longer step and the messier maybe. Once you’re done, you should have something that looks like this:
Now, you want to pour some water into a pot and wait until it’s boiling. Meanwhile, clean your container (cup, glass) and prepare the rest of the ingredients next to your work space. Pour in the chopped wax until a certain level, keeping in mind that when it will be melted it will take less space (fill it a little more than what you want to achieve).
Place carefully your container into the water. It is very important that you don’t put too much water or you will have to hold your container all the time your wax is melting. Only a few centimeters are enough just to dip half of your container.
Wait until your wax has completely melted, it will look something like oil. If you want an unscented candle, your DIY is finished, if not, simply add your scent to the candle while it’s still on the burner and gently mix the scent to the wax with a stick. Take your container out of the water and place a wick into it holding it in place with your chinese sticks (don’t forget to turn off the burner). Let your candle cool down and then you’re done!
This is optional, but if you want to achieve an expensive looking candle if you are planning to make it as a gift you can stick on a printed logo or the name of the candle (for example “Vanilla Candle” or “Coffee Candle”) by using some adhesive paper. You’ll just have to type or choose your image then make it a png file (no background) and print it onto your adhesive paper! So easy and yet so pretty.
So this was my tutorial on how to make personalized candles out of old ones to make it as gifts or just for yourself! Let me know if you enjoyed this DIY and I will see you very soon! Bye,