Wondering what do you need to make your own candles? How about water and wick…YES! that’s it! Homemade DIY candles make the perfect gift or a way to brighten your home but…sometimes you don’t want the traditional melt and pour candle method. So this is how to make candles from scratch that literally take under 10 minutes. These are the best DIY candles that are quick, easy and simple to make at home. So if you want to learn how to make candles at home step by step then check it these instructions or video tutorial. Find out how to make DIY no wax candles now!
Want more DIY candle ideas and inspiration – you can check these homemade candle ideas out:
You will need some sort of glass candle holders
You will also need some water
For the first water candle idea – you will need glass beads or gems
Place the beads or gems in the glass candle holder
Fill with water
Now you will need a piece of plastic (you can use a food container for this)
Cut out a small round piece that will fit in the glass candle container
Carefully cut a hole in the middle
Next you will need birthday candles (these burn the longest)
Carefully remove the wax from the outside of the candle wick
Soak the wick in oil for a few minutes
Place wick in the hole made in the plastic piece
Now place about an inch or 2 of some sort of cooking oil on top of water
Place plastic piece with wick in the water and oil
Now light the wick – and that is how you make this DIY water candle
For the next homemade water candle DIY – you will need some craft sand
And a glass candle holder – pour sand into the bottom of the candle holder
Place mini fish in the sand (these are Finding Nemo)
To color the water you will need food coloring
Place a few drops of blue food coloring into you get the color of blue water you like
After you stir the food coloring & water together – pour into candle
Again add some cooking oil to the water
Make the same plastic piece and candle wick as above & place in water candle
Light it and watch it burn!
Now if those are not the simplest and most adorable DIY candles then I don’t know what is cuter and easier. Loving the ideas there is now wax or crayons in these handmade candles making it and easy DIY. They still create a Lumiere effect and are decorative too. They can be personalized to your tasty and decor. Kids would love little toys in their candles or maybe even unicorns or mermaids. While teens and tweens may want sparkle, glitter, galaxy or Kawaii that they can use as room decor. Adults can match their home style. If you don’t have candle jars these would be super cute in a mason jar or even baby food jar. I could see giving these as a gift for family, friends, neighbors or co-workers for birthdays or Christmas or just because. These could also be used at wedding for a cute ceterpiece or table decor. You could even use blue and pink gems or beads and use for a baby shower.No matter what or how you decide to use these DIY water candles they are super easy and cute. The Youtube video tutorial was made by my friend Sarah from Socraftastic – be sure to check out her channel for a ton of DIY craft projects that are super cute for all ages. Pinterest is also great inspiration if you want more DIY homemade candle ideas.
Neda Wiley says
I really enjoyed your page, I love candles and never do a good job with wax. now I have a question. How does the wick stay lite in the water?
Neda Wiley says
I can not get it to work, I do not know what I am doing wrong. I put everything in the candle glass and lite the wick, it burnt for about 3 seconds and would not light again, can you help me. I love candles.
Angela Wood says
I’m new to the candle making DIY but im not new to crafts I’ve used Pinterest for ideas to make wreaths, rock painting etc.i just saw your website and these candles have just became my new obsession .Loved your video and your written instructions are SO easy to understand. Thanks so much. Angela Wood
Can you add essential oils to the oil?
OMG I love this I’ve been obsessed with making candles for months now, but this is amazing thank you for sharing this with us..