Dress up Plain Candles for This Stunning Winter Idea!

6 Materials
2 Hours

Have some plain candles lying around? Grab a mixer and some wax and try this for the holidays!

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Step1: Melt

Begin by breaking apart and melting the wax. You will want to purchase pillar wax as opposed to paraffin wax because you will want it to be able to hold it's shape.

Once the wax has melted, pull it off the heat & let it cool for about 15-20 minutes. Be sure to make sure it doesn't harden - you are just wanting it to cool down.

Step 2: Add Scent

Next, add a scent if desired. You can purchase candle scents in the candle making section of any craft store.

Step 3: Mix

After that, grab a hand mixer and begin mixing the wax. Don't worry about ruining your mixer - you can melt the wax right off by throwing it in the dishwasher.

Step 3: Apply

Following that, grab a round candle and apply your wax using a spoon, and your hands. You will definitely want to lay something down to protect your surface as this can get messy! You can purchase round candles at a craft store or at the dollar store.

These candles are such a cute way to add a winter touch to any decor!

Continue to do this until it's the consistency of thick whipped cream it will be able to stand up on it's own.

Repeat this as many times as you want & let dry

Make a centerpiece, dress up a shelf or some holiday candle sticks - the possibilities are endless! These also make the perfect gift and can be used all winter long!

Step 1: Melt & Mix

First, melt & mix the candles the same way we did with the snowball candles.

Have some flameless candles lying around? Try this!

Step 2: Apply

Next, grab your flameless candles & apply.

Step 3:

Want some sparkle in your decor this winter? Add some white glitter! You can also add colored glitter for a funky look!

Repeat this as many times as you want & let dry!

These snow mound candles add such a cozy touch to any room and since they're flameless - they'll last forever!

I hope this inspires you to create your very own snowball candles this winter!

Happy holidays, see you in my next video!

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  • Priscilla McMahon Jones
    Priscilla McMahon Jones
    on Dec 8, 2018

    How do I share this. My Mom and my sisters used to make these also...way back when!

    • Jjqq
      on Dec 10, 2019

      just forward your email that shows this project

  • Shirley Martel Pierson
    Shirley Martel Pierson
    on Dec 9, 2018

    I really like your "It is Well With My Soul" panels. Where did you find them?

    • Jewellmartin
      on Dec 15, 2018

      I don’t know where Abbie M got her All Is Well sign, but you can make one easily. At Dollar Tree and Walmart, for two, you can find an end rack filled with self stick sayings, funny, inspirational, iconic, that you place inside a frame with your own or purchased backgrounds and other embellishments. Here are two I put together at the beach a year ago.

  • Judy Hornbrook
    Judy Hornbrook
    on Dec 22, 2018

    A question: How to clean the wax from the pot and beaters?

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  • Lisa
    on Dec 10, 2019

    My mother's name was Sharon and she did this project almost 80 years ago!

  • Alberta Coulter
    Alberta Coulter
    on Dec 11, 2019

    My mom used to make candles and whipped the cooled wax with a fork to make "snow" to decorated them. She used milk cartons and toilet paper rolls to make the candles. she also used to use a half gallon milk carton, (paper carton of course) and she would secure a taper candle in the carton with wax. The she would fill it with coarsely crushed ice. She would pour the hot wax into the carton. The wax would harden immediately. Let the ice melt and pour off the water and when you removed the candle it was like swiss cheese. When you lit the taper it shone through the "holey" part of the candle.

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