These DIY colorful candles in geometric shapes were inspired by my favorite Memphis design group shapes. Candle making is a new craft for me, but I must say that I am obsessed. And using unique shaped molds makes the candles both useful for burning as well pretty for purely decoration.
I found the silicone molds on Etsy and while they said that they were for candle making, there weren’t any holes for the wick. I was able poke holes for the wicks using a skewer making them perfect for molding these unique shaped candles! That being said, these molds could also be used for resin casting to create colorful decor pieces.
Materials for DIY Colorful Candles in Geometric Shapes:
- Silicone Molds
- Soy Wax flakes
- Candle colorant (I used both candle color blocks and melted crayons to make these colors. I liked the vibrant colors of the crayons, but the wax didn’t mix as well and left darker deposits of color on the bottoms of the candles like you can see in the blue candle above)
- Wax melter pitcher
- Pot of water for a double boiler
- Fragrance oil
The process is pretty straight forward. I simply added a few handfuls of wax flakes to the pitcher on the double boiler (a pot with 1/2″ of hot water on the stove). Then I let the water heat up and melt the wax flakes. Once fully melted, I added my colorant and mixed until well incorporated. Then I added my fragrance oil and poured into my prepared molds.
To prepare the molds, I poked a hole for the wick and threaded it through leaving the bottom of the wick touching the bottom of the mold as you can see above.
Then I simply poured the melted wax into the mold and let it sit for several hours to firm up.
Once set, I unmolded the candles and continued on to make several of each shape in different colors.
I am so obsessed with how they turned out! And I barely made a dent in the box of wax that I purchased. So I think that you could easily make 30 or 40 candles out of the one box! Which brings the cost down to $1-$2 per candle! Not bad at all!
For a few previous candle making attempts, check out my archives here.