DIY Candles

Target does it again! While I was perusing the dollar bin at Target I came across the neatest tin cans! Not only were they farmhouse style friendly but they were also only a buck each! When I found them I was flooded with an array of ideas of things you can do with these adorable tins! This was my first idea. I’ve always wanted to make my own candles with custom scents so this was the perfect excuse to do so! I found some scented oils on Amazon. They are Eternal Essence brand. So I picked some faves and stalked the mailbox waiting for them to arrive. This tutorial can be done in really anything. Mason jars, a cute can or glass jar even. Click those links for some container ideas if these tins are no longer available!

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I chose to start with the lemon scent first.

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I found these wicks at Michaels. They are a natural wick and have a weaving of brown and white which I think adds a little bit of cool detail to such a simple candle. Glue a wick to th bottom of your container using hot glue or even Elmers glue. I prefer hot glue because it is almost instant adhesion. Who has time to sit around and wait for glue to dry!

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The wax I used was a soy candle wax also from Michaels. (I linked where to find it pretty cheap online!) The soy wax is so thin, flaky and soft to the touch. I LOVE this wax and how it makes for higher quality candle in my opinion. Melt in microwave in increments of 30-45 seconds. I melted mine for a total of about 3 minutes. But make sure you do the increments and stir in between! (Melt 45 seconds, take out stir, melt another 45, take out, stir etc.) I also added my oil scent during the melting process. I literally poured in a half a bottle for one candle. I would actually do more next time ( like almost the whole bottle because I like a strong scented candle. But it is all total preference)

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With the wick in place and ready for wax, pour in the hot melted wax and hold the wick in an upright fashion. I used scissors to hold it in place and it worked really well! I ended up actually putting this candle on a small cookie sheet and placing in the refrigerator for a few hours. Be careful not to burn yourself!

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When I took it out it was done and ready to be lit! For the lemon scent candle I wrapped some yellow  bakers string around the can and it turned out so adorable! But you can do whatever your heart desires!

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And then just enjoy your candle! I love the idea of placing these custom candles around the house or even putting them in a House Warming basket to give to a friend! I also get excited to think of all of the possibilities with these guys! You can add lemon zest, lavender blossoms, rose petals. Whatever your heart desires. I love a truly custom gift! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

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