12.12.14

#BigBlogmasProject Day 12; Christmas DIY

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#BigBlogmasProject Day 12; Christmas DIY. 

I've been wanting an excuse to share this post for possibly months now, (so a little disclaimer on my part...I took these photos during making one in the summer but made another since...just think I'm using christmas smelling candles and it's no different, okay?). Now my little excuse is out the way...I've been so obsessed with candles this year. Since decorating my bedroom all I've done is buy candles or candle holders, but they add something to my room and create a lovely smell too.
A few weeks ago while on a trip to IKEA, I picked up a 30 pack of tea light candles, (VINTERMYS) to be exact and at the price less than £2? my room smells so christmassy, so doing just what I did with strawberry tea lights in summer I created another candles with these...I just forgot the photos, hence the old photos!? But for anyone feeling christmassy but not sure what they can do thats simple and cheap, make yourself some candles. Saving glass jars from the kitchen, and a small price to pay for the candles, it's such a simple, easy and cheap thing to create AND you can even make these as christmas presents if you're feeling that crafty. 
I know many people do this and probably do this so many different ways, but this the way my head told me to do it and it works so, yeah! Basically all I do is pop the candles out of the metal base, and break them in half the remove the wick and simply pop as many as I think I need into a used (but clean) tin can...I probably used around 10 for this jar. Place the tin can into a saucepan of boiling water and keep an eye on the wax until it's all melted. It's best to prepared the wick in the jar first, which all I used was some thick-ish string, and a pen...tie the string to the pen and place on top of the jar. So when the wax is melted I just need to move the pen slightly out of the way and pour (pretty quickly) into the jar for the wax to begin to settle. 
...And it's practically as simple as that, I tend decorated the jar with some lace ribbon and plaited some strings and placed a charm on the string. I love being creative and crafty, even if I don't do it the 'right' way or if it goes wrong the first time.
Would you attempt to make this? Or do you make candles yourself normally? 

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2 comments

  1. That actually sounds quite easy to do! I've never made my own candles before but this is definitely something I'd be willing to try!
    Such a great idea!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // Beauty Giveaway

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  2. Great diy! I've been wanting to try and make my own candle for ages. With loads of left over wax from my Halloween Yankee candle I really should!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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