Do you love Fall? Do you love DIY? Let me show you how I created my own Fall candles using vintage drinking glasses.
If you have been following along for awhile you know I am a true DIY girl, and a true vintage lover. If I can bring the two together in one project I am always super happy!
Creating DIY decor items for my home and friends is one of my favorite things to do.
This year I found some adorable amber colored glasses while I was thrifting.
Sure I could use them as “regular glasses” , but come on this is me we are talking about. I am always trying to come up with some new ideas.
I love the dark rich color of these and the details. Now let’s get to work on these Fall DIY candles.
I have made candles in the past so I did have some supplies on hand, but I will give you a list of my resources.
Wicks: Premium Craft Wicks
The Candlescience website also has guidleines for wick size depending on the size of container your use.
First thing you need to do it cut your wick to the correct length. Make sure it sits above the top of the container.
I used my hot glue gun to connect the wick to the bottom of the glass.
You can see how I used wooden skewers and small clothes pins over each glass. I do this just to make sure they wicks stay in the center while you pour the wax.
Now lets get the wax melted.
I use two stainless steel pots creating a double boiler. I picked mine up at a thrift store, I know that must come as a stock! LOL!
It takes a few minutes for the wax to melt. Add a little bit at a time.
Once it is completely melted I add whatever scent I am going to use for the candles.
Read the instructions for each scent. There are guidelines for how many ounces per ounce of wax.
Your room is going to be full of that amazing smell!
I grab a small metal scoop and begin to fill each glass slowly. Make sure you are working on a surface that can be cleaned easily if you have a wax spill.
Now we wait…
After a few hours your candle will be fully cooled.
Fall DIY candle making
One final note, make sure you cut the wick to 1/4″ before you burn it for the first time.
I have mixed these into the tiered tray and I am sure I will use them on my fall table scape.
If you love to thrift but would love some tips on what to look for, be sure to check out my post with 5 THRIFTING TIPS!
Hope you give this DIY a try!
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