Learn how to make an easy but beautiful fall leaf candle holder. This also has directions for a soy, beeswax, and coconut oil fall candle made with essential oils.
Fall Leaf Candle Holder and Fall Candle Tutorial
This fall candle is so pretty, but it's very easy to make. You can turn any candle in a glass jar into a fall leaf candle, and you don't have to make the candle. I made my candle with a fall essential oil blend.
To make the candle and the candle holder, you will need:
- 6 ounces soy wax
- 6 tablespoons beeswax
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 160 drops sweet orange essential oil
- 40 drops coffee essential oil
- 40 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
- Mason jar (use a jar with smooth sides)
- Wick (I recommend using a size 6)
- Mod Podge or hot glue
Start by attaching the fall leaves to the jar. I tried to use Mod Podge, but my leaves were thick and didn't want to stick. I used a small dot of hot glue on the edges of the leaves. Then I used a pencil to press them down. Keep adding leaves around the jar until you're happy with how it looks.
Then use a double boiler to melt the soy wax, beeswax, and coconut oil. Remove from heat and let cool. Then add the essential oils and stir well for 1 minute.
Dip the wick into the wax and place it in the bottom of the jar. Let it sit for a minute to harden the wax. Then carefully pour the hot wax into the jar. Mine overfilled a little, so I poured leftovers into soufflé cups and will use them as wax melts.
The candle won't get hot enough to melt the hot glue if you used a high temp glue. You can place the candle on a small plate if you'd like. Be sure to click over to the original blog post for more information and where to get supplies.
- Soy wax
- Coconut oil
- Coffee essential oil
- Blood orange essential oil
- Cinnamon essential oil
- Hot glue
- 8 ounce mason jar