So much like soap making, candle making is a way to explore your creative side.  You can use the same essential oils and buy a pack of crayons to color your wax!  My crafting pal Alex and I went around the house and gathered tin cans, little jars, tiny bowls and essentially anything that was water tight.  Do a test first!  Fill your vessel with water, place on a paper towel and make sure there's no leaking.  We learned this the hard way.  



  • Wax (you can buy them in blocks, flakes, or even melt down old candles!)
  • wax melter (don't use your pots from your kitchen unless you're ready to only use them for candle making)
  • candle wicks
  • hot glue
  • tins, cups, jars, etc
  • essential oil
  • crayons
  • to-go chopsticks or skewers


  1. Put a dab of hot glue onto the bottom of the disk connected to the wick.  Affix it to your vessel.
  2. Prep your wick and vessel by stabilizing with a pair of chopsticks.  This will keep your wax centered while it hardens.
  3. Melt wax in your melting canister. Stir every now and again until thoroughly melted. Add your crayons at this time to color your wax.  
  4. Once melted, take it of the heat and stir in your essential oils.  We found around 20 drops of oil in a large batch did the trick.
  5. Carefully poor the wax into your vessel.  
  6. Cool until your wax hardens.
  7. Trim your wick to a 1/4" before any burning and enjoy!

So cute and easy! We added citronella to the big guys so they could naturally deter bugs away.