Home Made Candles With Leftover Tins

by WaWo
5 Materials
2 Hours
I still had some left over small metal containers from my last online purchase which I decided to turn into some colorful home made candles.
What do we need?

  • (left-over) candle wax
  • Small metal containers
  • Pot
  • Spoon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Chopsticks
  • Candle Wick
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • Glitters (optional)
  • Essential Oils (optional)
Step One:

Fill up an old pot with water and make it boil. Place the your inner pot over your own pot and let the boiling water warm it up.
Step Two:

While you are waiting for your water to boil, decide what color and smell you wish to use for your candle.
Step Three:

Once your water is boiling and your inner pot has been warmed up, lower the gas and throw in your left-over candle wax.
Step Four:

Wait for the candle was to melt. This should take around 2 to 5 minutes.
Step Five:

Once your candle wax has become liquid, you can add the food coloring, essential oil, and glitters of your liking.
Step Six:

After letting your candle wax boil for a couple of minutes, take it off the gas and let it cool down for just a second. In the meanwhile, grab your a small tin container with a candle wick placed in the middle. Carefully pour in the hot candle wax.
Step Seven:

Fill up your tin container until the edge with candle wax. Once your tin is filled up, you can use some chopsticks to hold the wick in place while the wax is hardening. At this point you can add some extra glitters or other sort of decoration to make your candles look more beautiful.
Step Eight:

While you let the wax of your first candle harden, you can repeat the steps above to make more candles in different colors.
Step Nine:

Once your wax has fully hardened, you can cut off the wick at the right length.
Step Ten:

Voilà, your candles are now ready to be used.
Step Eleven:

Enjoy your home made candles.
Suggested materials:
  • Small Tin Containers   (uCan-Packaging.com)
  • Candle Wax   (Left Overs)
  • Candle Making Tools   (eBay)
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Frequently asked questions
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  • Debi O'Brien Debi O'Brien on Jul 10, 2018

    I have made candles in the past and have had a problem with them cooling with a concave canter...how did you keep from getting that result....also I had a problem with the wick floating up

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