By Gaby Burger, Hello Natural
I haven’t met a single gal who doesn’t love flowers; so if you like making candles, I’m pretty sure you’ll also love this spring-inspired DIY. There’s nothing like some fresh flowers to get you into the mood for spring—even if the weather isn’t necessarily cooperating where you are. This lovely DIY flower-petal candle will surely brighten your space. It’s customizable, too: Simply pick up your favorite bouquet and, with just a few petals, give an old candle a bright new life!
One small pot
An old candle or any natural wax of your choice
Flowers of your choice (I used bright pink carnations)
A small jar or two
One wick for each candle
An empty can
- Melt the wax (scraped from an old candle or purchased) via a double boiler, or by putting it in a can placed into a pot with 2 inches of water.
- Turn the heat to medium and wait until the wax has completely melted. Optional: Use a few drops of essential oil to add scents.
- Place the wick in the center of the jar and loop it around a stick or pencil so that it holds in place.
- With a brush, press the petals onto the edges of the jar, using a little bit of wax.
- Carefully pour the melted wax into the jar and let cool.
- Trim the wick and enjoy your candle!
What DIY projects do you do with old candles?