Dip Dyed Crayon Candles

5 Materials
15 Minutes

This is a fun and easy to make craft, perfect for your fireplace mantel, side table, outdoor patio, or to give as a homemade gift!
Sometimes, store-bought candles are boring. Store-bought candles are usually all one color, and it might not be possible to find the color you want. You can make store-bought candles a lot more interesting when you jazz them up with diy dying. All you need to create your own customized candles is some pillar candles and ordinary wax crayons. 
Depending on the depth of your pan, you will likely need 2-3 crayons per candle that you want to dye. Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil or wax paper to place your candles on as they dry.Decide what crayons you want to use. I used blue and green, but mixed them. If you do not mix the wax too much, you will end up with a cool marbled effect that looks really amazing. But if you jostle the container too much, you’ll end up with a solid blended color. Cut the crayons into small pieces.
Place them in your container. Heat the wax on low over the stove until melted. This typically takes about five minutes. If you heat at too high of a temperature, your wax will turn an ugly color and burn.
Dip the bottom of your candle into the wax and coat with the crayon wax. You may have to tilt the pan a bit using an oven mitt to coat the candles all the way. Spin the candle until it is as coated as you want it. 
Wait for a few seconds for the wax to harden, then turn the candle upside down and lay on your wax paper to fully cool. It should fully cool within about 20 minutes. Once the wax is cool, you can add another layer, etch a design into the wax, or simply use it as-is.
These cool candles also make wonderful gifts! Add a bit of essential oils to the melted wax to create your own candle scents. 
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