Learn how to make beautiful homemade candles for your home that smell like Fall! This is a very easy DIY that would also make a lovely gift.
There’s a chill in the air here, the kids are starting school next week, and even though I thought I wouldn’t be ready, I admit I’m DEFINITELY ready to bust out the cozy blankets and pumpkin everything for Fall!
Today, I want to show you how to make some beautiful and lovely scented soy candles that are the perfect decor accessory for Autumn. They’ll give your home that cozy, spicy smell and they look beautiful, too! They’re a very easy DIY project, and they’d also be fun to make with kids. I’m sharing three different ways to scent them – with household spices, with essential oils and with dried flowers – and each way is simple and fun!
This project is party of the Fall Seasonal Simplicity series hosted by Krista of The Happy Housie. I’m so excited to be joining dozens of other bloggers in sharing our Fall themed crafts with you today. Make sure to head down to the bottom of this post after you’ve read it to see all of the other beautiful things you can make for Autumn! Make sure to go visit all of your favourite projects, make them, and share them with your friends online!
Watch my video below to see the step-by-step directions on how to make these soy candles three ways, or follow the instructions below:
- Set up a double boiler (or a DIY double boiler – I use an old milk frothing jug in a saucepan) with water to boil.
- Find some old containers for the candles (I used small wide-mouthed mason jars).
- Measure twice the amount of soy wax flakes as your container holds into your double boiler.
- Let the flakes melt completely. Add any colouring as needed (I added an old orange crayon to one of my candles to give it a pumpkin colour.)
- Meanwhile, place or tape a candle wick to the bottom center of your container.
- Once the wax is ready, remove it from the double broiler and add scents in any of these ways:
- Pour the scented wax into your candle container.
- Let the candles cool for 4 hours or overnight. Place them in the fridge if they’re in mason jars for faster setting.
Today I’m excited to be joining a group of 25 other talented bloggers who are also sharing a Fall DIY or Craft project! Hop over to see what my friends are sharing…
Sweater Pumpkins at The Happy Housie // Chinoiserie Pumpkins at Shabbyfufu // Wire Basket Bundt Pan Pumpkins at Bless’er House // Plastic Fall Fruit Makeover at Craftberry Bush // Pumpkin Topiary at Inspiration for Moms
Forest Pine Candle at Setting for Four // Wooden Trough at Deeply Southern Home // Thrifty Magnolia Wreath at Home Made Lovely // Pumpkin Vase at Amber Tysl // Autumn Watercolour Place Cards at Finding Silver Pennies
Wooden Pumpkin at The Turquoise Home // Cotton Wreath at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // No-Sew Burlap Table Runner at Jenna Kate at Home // Cute Pumpkin Plants at House by Hoff // Fall Flannel Quilted Pillow at TIDBITS
Silk Fall Floral Arrangement at Town and Country Living // Simple Fabric Pumpkins at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer // Soy Candles at The DIY Mommy // Lighted Pumpkin Bucket at Clean and Scentsible
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