Candles are pretty on their own and are a great addition to a vignette, but I totally think they are better with a little pattern added.
- Soy Wax Flakes (or wax granules for an even easier DIY)
- Wood Wicks
- Cylindrical Glass Vase or Jar (must be perfectly cylindrical)
- Woven adhesive backed wallpaper (I used Spoonflower to get these prints on wallpaper)
- Gold or colorful metallic vinyl
For traditional candle making with the soy wax flakes, you will want to use a large microwave safe glass measuring cup that you don’t plan to use for food again. Then microwave the soy wax until it melts (you can also do this over a double boiler). Position the wick in the glass jar and pour in the melted wax until it is about 1/2″ below the top of the glass. Let cool.
Once the wax has hardened, measure and cut the wall paper to fit around the glass leaving about 2″ exposed on the bottom. Use a squeegee to wrap the wallpaper around the candle and remove any air bubbles as you go.
Next, cut a piece of gold vinyl or metallic vinyl 2.25″ by the circumference of the candle and wrap that around the candle overlapping the vinyl on the wallpaper a bit.
If you don’t want to mess with the whole melting wax thing, you can also just use wax granules. But you will want to wrap the glass you are going to use first and then add the wick and pour in the granules. How fun are these hot pink ones I found at the craft store?
And if you want to make it even easier, just find a candle in a cylindrical jar or glass and wrap that using the same technique!
Now aren’t these candles so much better than plain solid colored ones?!
P.S. If you love the prints I used, the confetti dots one is one that I designed, but the pink flamingo one is from Holli Zollinger on Spoonflower.