DIY Christmas Candles

Hi readers! I have a super fun and cute DIY project for you today. These sweet little candles look good enough to eat, and they make great Christmas gifts for friends and family. I don’t know about you but I love doing fun crafty things for the holidays, and these were fun, and my kiddos even helped decorate them!

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Let’s get started!

 

 

If the video doesn’t work in your browser, you can watch the DIY Christmas Candle video here!

 

 

You will need:

  • Soy wax flakes (Can be found at your local craft store.)
  • 1 brown crayon
  • 1 festive holiday mug
  • 1 candle wick
  • E-6000 glue or super glue
  • Glass microwaveable bowl
  • Popsicle stick for stirring
  • Optional: Soap mold to form wax marshmallows as seen on the penguin candle.
  • Optional: Sprinkles and candy canes
  • Optional: Peppermint essential oil for scent

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Santa candle with whipped cream:

  • Super glue your wick to the bottom center of your mug and let set.
  • Melt about 4 cups of soy wax flakes and 1 brown crayon in the microwave on 30 second intervals stirring between until melted.
  • Add peppermint scent and stir well.
  • Carefully pour the brown wax into your mug and let set for about 4 hours or until mostly firm. You might want to use popsicle sticks to prop up your wick until the wax hardens.
  • Melt about 1 cup of white soy wax flakes on 30 second intervals until chunky, but not melted.
  • Carefully place the chunks around your wick so they look like whipped cream. Top with sprinkles and a candy cane or two!

 

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Penguin candle with marshmallows:

  • Melt 2 cups of white soy wax flakes in the microwave on 30 second intervals stirring between until melted.
  • Pour into 1 rectangular or square soap mold and let harden.
  • Super glue your wick to the bottom center of your mug and let set.
  • Melt about 4 cups of soy wax flakes and 1 brown crayon in the microwave on 30 second intervals stirring between until melted.
  • Add peppermint scent and stir well.
  • Carefully pour the brown wax into your mug and let set for about 4 hours or until mostly firm. You might want to use popsicle sticks to prop up your wick until the wax hardens.
  • Pop the white wax block out of your soap mold and cut into small marshmallow shapes. Rub the edges on a cutting board to smooth them out then place them on top of your brown wax. Top with crushed candy cane!

 

You can really decorate these anyway you like, get creative! If you choose to make these, send me some pics on instagram with #coahchristmas so I can see!

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And that’s it!  I hope you enjoyed this sweet gift tutorial, and stay tuned for more Christmas fun coming your way!

4 Comments

  • Allison T December 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

    What an adorable idea! We had to go to Michael’s today and I totally added this to our list!! Thanks for sharing!! Can’t get enough!

    Reply
  • Emily February 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    About to give this a try! Thanks for such a fun craft idea!

    Reply
  • Monica Schultz December 5, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    what happens to the candy when the candle is burning?

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    • erica December 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Nothing, it just sinks into the wax if you burn it long enough. Or it can melt too depending on which candy you use. We don’t usually burn the candle because it’s too pretty! LOL!

      Reply

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