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DIY Gift Idea- Candles

I am a big gift giver. I think that little, homemade gifts are so cute and definitely appreciated the most. I love do to small party favors or bring small gifts when I visit someone’s house. Now that quarantine is slowly lifting- I think it’s so important to show people how much I appreciate them!

Cute & Easy DIY Gift Idea- Candles

I recently had a girl’s night with about 10 friends, and I decided to make little party favors for them. I have a bunch of very small wine glasses and coffee cups from when my grandma moved out of her house. I never use them, but they’re so cute! You could absolutely get something like this from Goodwill or a resale store for cheap. I decided to make them into little candles. It was so easy and fun.


I actually ordered most of my supplies from Amazon, other than the candle holders I used, but you can find any kind of candle holder on Amazon, too. It may seem expensive at first, but you are buying in bulk. These products lasted me well beyond 10 candles. I still have a ton left over. So, it’s worth it.

To make the candles…

You will need another, bigger pot to boil water in- only an inch or so of water. You will place the wax melting cylinder with wax pellets into boiling water. Add the fragrance while the pellets melt. Honestly, I take the cap off and pour a small amount in because I like strong smelling candles.

Once the wax is melted all the way through, you can pour it into your holder. Make sure the wick is in place and sturdy.

I tried putting beads and dried flowers in the bottom of the holder to decorate, but my wax dries white, so it didn’t work out well. I ended up sprinkling dried flowers only on the top. I waited until the poured wax had dried a little. This was the most complicated part because I had to monitor the wax. If you put anything on top when the wax is still very hot, it will just sink to the bottom. I realized that once the wax along the sides of the holder was dry, but the middle was still hot, was the perfect time to sprinkle on the dried flowers.

Because they’re homemade, I feel like they don’t have to look perfect. They’re almost prettier with differences and textures.

Quick DIY Video

Thank you for checking this out! I hope that you enjoyed this easy DIY! Leave your thoughts below!

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