A Saturday afternoon spent candle-making = my bliss. There’s something really rewarding about seeing a project through and then being able to use and enjoy it immediately.
Yes, I am one of those pumpkin spice obsessed people and even more so since I made a triple batch of this DIY Pumpkin Spice. I sprinkle this stuff on cookies, in my coffee and now in my candles!
Candle-making really is not intimidating, even for the DIY challenged. I promise you can handle this project and your home will smell amazing in the process.
-4 small glass mason jars (or 2 big)
-2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice
-1/2 cup liquid oil such as olive or nut oils (I used walnut oil)
-one package of bleached candle wick (at least 12 inches)
-1 lb premium candle wax
-medium-sized kitchen pot
1. Purchase. Buy and gather all supplies.
2. Oil infuse. Place oil in a pot and bring to a very light simmer over low heat (do not boil). Add in pumpkin spice and stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Place pumpkin spice infused oil in a jar and infuse for 2 days (or longer).
3. Wax melting. Cut wax into small pieces and add to a pot. Heat up pot on medium-low until wax is melted.
4. Wick taping. Cut your wick string to the length of your mason jar. Secure in place with a piece tape.
5. Add oil. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into each mason jar (for 4).
6. Pour wax. Fill remainder of mason jars with wax and stir to combine wax and oil. Make sure you do not pull on the wick.
7. Freeze. Place in freezer for 20 minutes to set or for an hour in the refrigerator.
8. Enjoy. Light and fill your home with the delicious smell of pumpkin spice.
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Have you ever made candles? What sorts of DIY projects would you like to see around here?