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Crayon-Dipped Ombre Candles for $5

8 Materials
$5
10 Minutes
Easy

If you're looking for a quick and easy project that's also cost effective, here is the perfect one for you! Even if you're not big on candles, these little pretties will liven up your decor and give it a touch of class for just $5.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
SUPPLIES: -pillar candles (any size) -votive candles (old white candle, if you have one) -crayons -small pot -tin can -disposable utensil -parchment paper Not pictured but recommended: -kitchen tongs
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
STEP 1: Melt mini candles and crayon To start, I removed the wicks from two votive candles...

crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
...then filled my small pot about half way with water, placed my tin can in the water and put two votive candles inside the can one at a time.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
Once the votives melted, I broke off a piece of a red crayon...
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
...and added it to the melted wax.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
After the crayon started to melt, I carefully stirred and mixed the waxes together until they were completely blended.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
Once your wax is blended, CAREFULLY remove the tin can with tongs and place it on a sheet of parchment paper. Then, one-by-one, dip your pillar candle inside the can.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
My first attempt was a total FAIL — I tried holding the top of the candle and inadvertently dropped the candle into the wax which caused it to splash up on the top of the candle.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
If this happens, simply pull the candle out by the wick, take a disposable spoon and pour the crayon mixture where you need to — pour off any excess on the candle. It doesn’t look like the other two but it still looks like it has somewhat of an ombré effect. I found that holding on to the wick gave me better control of the candle. If you have a mason jar or some other see-through NON-PLASTIC container that you don’t mind throwing out after this one project, you could try and use it instead of a tin can. This way you can see how far down you’re dipping your candle.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
I'm not a huge candle person but I love how something as simple as flipping wine glasses over and putting these pretty hand-dipped candles on top add a classy touch to my home decor.
crayon dipped ombre candles, crafts, how to
*Just a side note: you don’t HAVE to use pillar candles. This method will work with stick candles as well and would look really cool in a candelabra. In fact, if I ever come across an old one, I may snatch it up and do this project again with stick candles!
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  • Tarissa
    on Oct 12, 2017

    Great idea for broken/old crayons.

  • Amanda
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Take the wick out of the small candle and put up to use for making your own tea light candles with just using crayons!! I have made so many candles to put up for emergency with just using plain crayons that was left from my sons school years just melt and pour as long as you have a wick in place

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