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EASY 5-STEP SOY WAX CANDLE RECIPE

EASY 5-STEP SOY WAX CANDLE RECIPE

Wicks 

Tin containers 

Glue dots 

 

Tools:  

Wax thermometer 

Centering device per container 

Wooden spoon 

 

Equipment:  

Wax pouring pitcher 

Double boiler or 2 different-sized pots 

 

STEP 1: PREPARE THE WAX 

Measure the wax according to how much many candles you want to make, and how much each candle would weigh. A simple way to do this is by knowing how much each container can hold. Multiply the number of candles by the weight of each, and you get the total amount of wax you need to work with. Keep in mind that an ounce is equivalent to 28.35 grams. 

 

STEP 2: MELT THE WAX

Place the wax and the thermometer into a wax pouring pitcher. It’s a tin metal pitcher, which you’ll then place inside a double boiler. If you don’t have one, put one together easily by placing a small pot inside another pot. Be sure the bigger one contains 1-2 inches of water. The wax pouring pitcher goes inside the top pot.  Every wax has its own melting temperature; for H&C soy wax, it’s 120°F. 

 

STEP 3: MIX IN DYE AND FRAGRANCE

If you prefer not to have color and scents, skip to the next step. This step is optional and completely depends on your own preference. Like with melting point, when to mix fragrance or essential oils and dye vary. For some, it’s a range; for others, it’s an exact temperature. With Hearts & Crafts, dye and fragrance should be added when the soy wax is at 185°F. Mix thewell using the wooden spoon.  

 

STEP 4: PREP THE CONTAINER 

While waiting for it to cool to pouring temp, preheat the candle holders. If the sides are too cold, the wax will pull away from the surface, creating small craters and unsightly candles. Stick a glue dot onto one end of a wick, then onto the bottom where you want the wick to stand. Slip the other end through the hole of the centering device, and let it rest on top of the container. Repeat with the rest. 

 

STEP 5: POUR THE WAX

When the wax cools to 167°F, transfer it into the holders and leave it to solidify for several hoursSoy wax is too soft to support itself so it needs a candle holderThis creates another fun element to making the candleThere are plenty of beautifully designed containers made from different materials, like ceramic and tin. Dress up the container by adding your own design or a ribbon! 

 

Love the Process 

Candle making is a very pleasant and therapeutic activity you can do alone or share with family and friends. Anyone can become a candle maker. With patience, research, and practice, it won’t be long before you become skilled in the craft. There are a lot of resources available to help you but what’s important is you find joy in the process.

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DECORATE WITH DIY CANDLES: TRANSFORMING YOUR SPACE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

DECORATE WITH DIY CANDLES: TRANSFORMING YOUR SPACE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Since a candle’s primary purpose is to give light, you only realize the need for it when the power goes out. Using candles as home decorations probably hasn’t crossed your mind. 

Because of this, you might be missing out on a lot of creative ways to beautify your home. Candles, especially the ones you make yourself, are great decorative pieces. They add that elegant vibe and warmth to any space.  

If you’re wondering how you can spruce up your home and decorate with candles, then today’s your lucky day. We’ve listed tips and tricks to keep in mind when designing your interior with DIY candles below! 

 

LET THEM GLOW IN LANTERNS  

Want to achieve a delicate glowing effect? Add a candle lantern here and there! 

Lanterns are already enough to steal a glance from your visitors, but adding a candle inside just makes it even better. You can either hang them in your living room or put them on top of a counter, shelf, or your front porch—totally up to you.  

You may use flameless candles for hanging lanterns to ensure safety. As for the lanterns on the ground, we recommend using soy wax candles since they burn longer compared to other waxes.  

Lit candle lanterns produce a subtle, delicate gleam—enough to captivate anyone who sees them.   

 

DIY CANDLES AS BOOK STOPPER 

One of our favorite ways to decorate with candles is using them as a book stopper. And if you’re a certified bookworm, we are sure you’re going to love this, too! 

Keep your books from slanting and preserve their rightful form by putting a stopper—not just any ordinary stopper at that. Get on the creative side and start with your DIY candle book stopper. Add another layer of personality to your creation by dressing up your candles with mundane things you can easily source at home. 

On another note, you can add your self-made candles on empty shelf spaces, too. This is a superb way to balance the design on your bookshelf. You may place one pillar candle or tie a trio together with lace. The good thing about DIY candles is they are perfectly customizable; therefore, the design possibilities are endless! 

Remember that these candles are just for decorative purposes. Lighting candles near your books should never be practiced.  

 

USE THEM AS CENTERPIECES 

Out of all the ways to decorate with candles, this one’s probably the most common.  

Candles as centerpieces can be a positive distraction in your overall interior design. You may choose to place them in your living room table, dining table, or countertops. One of the creative ways to display your DIY candles is by grouping them and putting them on a wooden platter as a centerpiece. 

Of course, the design is totally your call. Arrange your candles however you want on your tables. You may use other decorative pieces to spruce things up like faux flowers, stones, figurines, or wreathes.  

If you’re feeling a bit fancy and want to create a romantic atmosphere in your dining area, then we suggest going for candle stands! These candle holders are perfect for a candlelight dinner. Be sure to pick a style and color that go with your dining theme. 

 

PUT THEM IN PRETTY CONTAINERS 

For sure your DIY candles are beautiful on their own, therefore, putting them on equally pretty containers will up their design value.  

Make use of candle jars, hurricanes, and tins—fire-proof containers that are safe to hold your lit candles. Transparent or glass containers like hurricanes and jars are perfect for showcasing your colored and dressed-up DIY candles. They are subtle enough not to overshadow your creations. 

On the other hand, ceramic bowls and candle tins are perfect for plain and scented candles. Since these containers usually come in different colors and are already designed to match a theme, you won’t have to exert too much effort on curating the candle itself. Another thing we love about them is they are independent designs. When you buy candle tins and ceramic bowls, you’re buying a home décor piece—not just a candle holder.  

 

THE MORE, THE MERRIER 

Now, if you wish to keep things clean and focused, grouping candles is the way to go! 

Skip other decorative pieces and bring the spotlight to your DIY candles by arranging them side by side. You may group them by colors or organize them according to size. Unleash your inner designer and have fun with laying them out in your home.  

This is also a good idea to put your DIY candles on display for all your guests to see. Maybe allot a space or a shelf to house your designs—a make-shift candle exhibit corner!  

 

Candle Décor for a Curated Home! 

Let your passion for DIY candle-making flow into your home. Bring out the hobbyist, crafter, or artist in you and accessorize your space with your beautiful creations! Besides, candles aren’t just unique gifts and light sources, they make excellent home decorative pieces, too! 

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BEST SPOTS FOR CANDLE HOME DÉCOR TO CREATE THE PERFECT AMBIENCE

BEST SPOTS FOR CANDLE HOME DÉCOR TO CREATE THE PERFECT AMBIENCE

Candle-making is one of those hobbies that you just can’t seem to get enough of. One day, you’re just making three candles; the next thing you know, your collection has grown to a roomfulTherefore, we ask you this  would you let your candles stay hidden, or would you rather have them displayed out in the open? 

Artists and dedicated candle makers, we think we know which choice you’ll take. Decorating your home with your art is a big proud moment for anyone. However, the real challenge lies in looking for the best spots for them.   

Candles are the home’s garnish—they add the finishing touches to your interior, bringing warmth and a sense of relief. And like any garnish, you don’t just put them anywhere. In this post, we’ll share four areas perfect for your candle home décor.   

 

BEDROOM  

  

Out of all the areas at home, the bedroom is the most intimate. It is where you can finally rest after a long day and be comfortable alone. This is exactly why the bedroom is one of the best places to have your candles on display.  

By adding scented candles, you can lighten up the atmosphere in your bedroom. We suggest going for fragrances that help your mind relax such as sandalwood and lavender. Try looking into different scents that affect your mood to know which aromatherapy candles suit you best.   

Now, deciding which spot in your bedroom is best for your candle home décor can be a bit tricky. Avoid putting them near the curtains, linens, or your clothes for safety. Clear a space on your bedside table or vanity desk for them instead. Keep in mind to always blow out the candles before you sleep or head out.  

  

PATIO  

Candles are versatile decorative pieces. They can grace a room looking plain and without too many embellishments but still steal the spotlight. Other times, they are the spotlight.   

Utilize the primary function of candles and place them outside. If your patio has chairs and tables, adding candles will only enrich your alfresco dining experience. They are also good sources of light for other outdoor activities. You may choose to hang them as candle lanterns or place them on the table.   

Aside from the aesthetic purposes of decorating your patio with candles, burning them outside keeps the insects away too!   

We encourage you to burn all-natural DIY candles for the environment especially if you’re putting them outdoors. Candles made from soy, palm, or ice wax burn cleaner than artificial and paraffin waxes. Create your natural candles in five easy steps and start showing them off in your home!  

  

BATHROOM  

Imagine treating yourself to a nice bubble bath coupled with soothing scents in vanilla, fresh linen, or citrus. After a week of hard work, you can finally enjoy a good soak and let your mind and body relax. While your eyes are closed, your sense of smell is wide awake, captivated by the fragrances around you. Now that’s the life, right?  

Adorn your bathroom with scented candles and don’t deprive yourself of this experience. You may put your candle home décor on the sink or near the tub. Then, light them during your bath or after use to mask other odors.   

One or two scented candles are enough to keep your bathroom smelling fresh. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add more. Liberate your creativity and go all out in mixing and matching candle decorations. Dyed candles are perfect for this. Try matching your dyed candles with your colored towels or shower curtains to match your theme. If you’re not a fan of colored candles, then we suggest looking for pre-designed candle containers instead. Hearts & Crafts has a variety of candle tin collections you can choose from.   

  

READING CORNER  

Accessorizing any area with candles is one of the many therapeutic home decorating ideas to keep your space looking and feeling calm. Adding DIY candles to your reading nook just makes the home even more serene.  

The sight of your most-loved books sitting side by side with beautifully crafted candles will surely make your crafter heart feel giddy. Organize your books according to height, color, or alphabetically then jazz up the shelves with candles. Just be sure never to light them near your books to avoid accidents.   

You may also add flowers or other figurines on the shelf for variety. Some candle containers are specially designed for multipurpose storage. You can store your highlighters, pens, or book magnets in them, too.   

  

Spruce Up Your Space  

 

Look around your home. Survey each corner and see if they need a little sprucing up. A candle home décor might just be the missing piece in your interior design. Be proud of your DIY candle creations and show them off. Keep in mind these four best areas or find better corners at home to have your creations laid out.  

Best of luck with designing your home, crafter. We’d love to see those creatively put together candles out in the open! 

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