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DIY homemade mother’s day candles

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me, myself and i and i had so much fun shooting this Mother’s Day DIY candle video for you guys! we hope you like it! watch it all the way to the end for some British Bloopers. top of th’ top of th’ top to you!!!

candle from Sister One

candles from Sister Two…

Mother liked them well enough…

then Winston came along and brought jack sh*t…

and Mother loved him anyway!!!! … Happy Mother’s Day!

Prep It:

Rainbow Crayon Mason Jar Candle:

  • mason jar
  • old light colored wax candles
  • spool of candle wicking from the crafts store
  • some jumbo crayons in the colors of your choosing
  • double boiler set-up: i used a pyrex measuring cup in a pot of boiling water

Mini Flower Pot Aromatherapy Candles:

  • mini flower pots from the crafts store
  • pre-made wicks with metal bases from the crafts store
  • hot glue gun
  • chunk of beeswax from the crafts store
  • essential oil(s) of your choosing
  • double boiler set-up: i used a pyrex measuring cup in a pot of boiling water

DO IT!:

Rainbow Crayon Mason Jar Candle:

  1. fill your larger pot with water enough to surround your second vessel where you will put the wax – make sure the bottom of the wax melting vessel is not touching the bottom of the outer pot. you can use a ball of aluminum foil to raise it up off the bottom or if it has a handle, like the Pyrex measuring cup, hook that around the side of the pot.
  2. melt your used candles in the double boiler.
  3. cut a piece of candle wick the depth of your mason jar, plus a few inches – you can trim later.
  4. once the wax is melted, pour it into the mason jar while holding the wick in the center with the other hand. wait for it to cool enough before you let go of the wick so that it stays in place.
  5. melt your crayon colors one by one in the double boiler and pour them into the mason jar creating layers of color. wait for each layer to cool before pouring in the next color so they don’t mix.
  6. seal with a kiss and give to Mother!!

Mini Flower Pot Aromatherapy Candles:

  1. cut a few chunks of beeswax off your block and melt them in the double boiler like step #1 above.
  2. hot glue the metal base of your pre-made wick over the hole at the bottom of the flower pot.
  3. when your beeswax is fully melted, add 5 to 15 drops of aromatherapy oil – depending on how strong you’d like the scent.
  4. pour your melted, scented wax into the flower pots
  5. maybe label each one with a cute vintage label or tie some raffia around the lip – dress it up a bit… Sister Two didn’t do this because she’s lazy.
  6. then give to Mother and tell her to take a load off and light one up!!!

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