5 DIY Candles

15 Minutes

1.Gold-Dipped Log Candleholders By Lifeovereasy


  • Wooden logs, cut to lengths from 3.5 to 10 inches long
  • Wood boring drill
  • Safety glasses
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Woden primer
  • Newspaper
  • Votive candles

Here you can see the process of cutting some birch logs.

Once the logs are cut and drilled, you can get to the fun part – painting!


2.Cinnamon Candle


  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Unscented candle
  • Rubber Band


3.Holiday Tree Lights


  • 8″ cone template ( left + right), 6″ cone template, 4″ cone template
  • 4 pieces of heavyweight cardstock
  • parchment paper
  • 2 – 12″ lengths of 1/8″ dowel
  • small blade
  • aspic cutter in star shape
  • rolling pin
  • air dry porcelain or modeling clay
  • 4 LED tea lights
  • wet rag or paper towel or tiny sponge
  • glue or tape


4.Pink Candles

Supplies : Candle Holders

  • Glass yogurt pots
  • Gold paint or PVA glue
  • Foam Paint brush
  • Glitter baby
  • Optional: Masking tape

Supplies : Pink Candles

  • Melt and pour candle wax
  • Candle wicks with metal base
  • Wax coloring + fragrance of your choice and small pipette
  • Wooden spoon and large heat-proof pot
  • BBQ skewers
  • Sticky tape

5.Color Block Candles


  • Dixie Cups
  • Wax (available on Amazon)
  • Crayons
  • Wicks (available on Amazon)
  • Votives
  • Popsicle sticks (for stirring)



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  • Leslie Leslie on Sep 26, 2021

    Thank you for posting these ideas for candles. In the painted wooden candles could you please say which brand of spray paint you used? I went to the blog and it didn't mention it. It is a lovely shiny gold color for metallic spray paint. Thank you for taking the time to answer.


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