4 Chic DIY Candles | Twisted Candles, Tea Cup Lights, Eggs-quisite Candles, And Floating Candle Holders

Nothing says cute & cozy quite like decorative candles do! Lighting some chic candles for a small gathering in your living room, or accenting the dinner table with some gorgeous lighting can add that extra little bit of ambiance to make an evening complete. But buying fancy candles can be surprisingly expensive – especially since you're spending money on something that won't last that long and can't be reused once it's gone. Luckily, making candles yourself at home is super easy and fun to do! Whether it's modifying a boring, cheap candle and transforming it into a stunning centerpiece, or upcycling leftover wax from the remnants of old candles, these 4 DIY candle ideas will help you add some beautiful accents to your home that won't cost you and arm and a leg. These ideas are so amazing, nobody can hold a candle to them!

1. Twisted Candles

You'll Need:

  • loaf pan
  • hot water
  • taper candles
  • cutting board
  • large sealable plastic bag
  • rolling pin

Here's How:

1.1 Fill a loaf pan with hot water and place a cutting board inside a large sealable plastic bag. Place 1 taper candle in the loaf pan, and as soon as the candle has softened, take it out and place it on the cutting board.

1.2 Use a rolling pin to flatten the candle on both sides near the top, then twist the candle several times.

1.3 Place the twisted candle in ice water once you've shaped it so that the wax hardens again. 

2. Eggs-quisite Candles

You'll Need:

  • eggs
  • candle wicks
  • toothpicks
  • leftover candle wax
  • crayons

Here's How:

2.1 Crack the eggs, remove the shell on top, and drain the eggs out of the shells. Clean the empty shells thoroughly and place them back in the egg carton. Wrap a candle wick around a toothpick and suspend the wick inside the eggshell. Repeat this process for all of the empty eggshells. 

2.2 Heat the leftover candle wax over a double boiler until it has melted, remove any old wicks, then stir brightly colored crayons into the wax while it's still hot. Pour the colorful liquified wax into the empty eggshells.

2.3 Remove the toothpick, use scissors to trim the wick, and light up your eggs-quisite candles!

3. Tea Cup Lights

You'll Need:

  • tea cup or coffee mug
  • leftover candle wax
  • candle wicks
  • wooden skewers

Here's How:

3.1 Melt the leftover candles over a double boiler until they've melted, then remove any old wicks.

3.2 Wrap a new candle wick around a wooden skewer and suspend it over an old tea cup or coffee mug.

3.3 Pour the melted candle wax into the cup and let it harden.

3.4 Remove the wooden skewer and use scissors to trim the wick.

4. Whimsical Whisk Candle Holder

You'll Need:

  • whisk
  • ribbon
  • tea light
  • twine or string

Here's How:

4.1 Tie a ribbon in a large, decorative bow around the handle of a whisk.

4.2 Place a tea light in the center of the whisk and tie a piece of twine or string around the opposite end. Hang the whisk up, light the tea light, and you'll have a whimsical whisk candle holder for your next dinner party!

These 4 ideas for chic DIY candles and candle holders will help you get your home cozy and bright for the cold months ahead. Not only are they great ways to upcycle and save money, but these candles look gorgeous and professionally made!

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