20 Amazing Candle DIYs Anyone Can Do

I’ve always considered myself a crafty girl. So when I decided to start a candle blog, the first thing I did was check out Pinterest and search for some good candle-related DIY projects. I found so many, I have no idea where to begin! So I thought I’d share my findings with you. There are tutorials for candle-making, candle-scenting, candle decoration and design.

These 20 are among my favorites. I hope you’ll join me in trying out a few!

Basic Tutorials

How to Make Container Candles — a 101-level guide to the simplest type of candle.

How to Make a Wood-Wick Candle by Yourself — Instead of a cotton wick, a tutorial for a candle that crackles as it burns.

Make Jar Candles From Old Candlesticks — Turn your old candles into beautiful new layered ones!

How To Make Votive Candles The East Way — Something Turquoise’s trick is to use a candle mold.

Use Crayons To Create Color Block Candles — Simple to do, with a bright payoff.

Satisfying Scents


Scent Mixing Ideas — A list of essential oil fragrance blending recipes for your candle-making needs.

Orange Mint Coconut Wax Candles — A visual how-to for a candle with a sweet, sharp scent.

DIY Essential Oil Candle — Combine soy flakes with your favorite scents for a candle all your own.

Pressed Lavender Candles — They smell great and look beautiful, too.

DIY Funfetti Candles — Candles filled with sprinkles that smell like cake!

Captivating Containers


DIY Glitter Candles — So simple, so gorgeous! All you need is a candle, glitter and glue.

How to Make a Sea Glass Candle — One of the steps to this tutorial is “go to the beach” so I like it already.

Wine Bottle Candle Votives — I tried this myself and it’s great! I use this wine-bottle cutter.

DIY birch wood candle holder — Wood + fire = a good combo. Who knew?

Mason Jar Prism Candles — Use glass stones for a sparkling crystal effect.

Perfect Pillars



DIY Dip Dye Candles — Get a trendy ombre look with nothing more than a box of crayons.

Frosty Salted Pillar Candles — Snowy candles perfect for a holiday display.

DIY Decoupage Candles — Just use napkins and a spoon (seriously) to make these pretty pillar candles.

How To Add Images To Candles — Add some personality to your pillar candles.

Cinnamon Stick Candles —Tie them around a pillar candle for a festive seasonal look.

Photo credits: Brit & Co, Adventures in Making, Lovely Greens, and Home Stories A to Z

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