Alyssa C., Lombardo Homes Sales Manager and DIY extraordinaire, contributed to this story.
Who’s ready for spring? Even though we’ve had a mild winter, I’m starting to crave warm weather, sunny skies, and colorful flowers. So, I decided to add a pop of fresh color to my home with a quick, easy DIY project! These DIY dipped candles are a simple way to add new color to any room in your home.
What you need:
- White candles
- Double boiler or slow-cooker
- Veggie peeler or knife
How to make it:
- Purchase white candles of your choice! Be sure that the circumference of the candle will fit into whatever contraption you’re using to melt the wax
- Select the crayon color of your preference. You need approximately 5-6 crayons to get enough wax for dipping. I mixed different colored crayons to get the color I preferred.
- Peel the wrapper off the crayon and use a veggie peeler or a butter knife to cut the crayons into small pieces.
- Take crayon pieces and place them inside the double boiler or crockpot and wait for them to melt. I did mine over the stove using a pot of hot water with an oven-safe bowl sitting in the water. If you use this method, be sure the bowl is oven-safe and the water is shallow enough so that it won’t get into the melted wax.
- After wax is melted, dip in the candles! The wax dried REALLY quickly on the candle. Once you’ve dipped to the desired height, place the candle non-dip side down to dry.
Did you make a DIY dipped candle? Let us know how it worked for you in the comments!