Home decorating DIY: How to Make a Dipped Candle

Creativity & Design

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:

  1. Crayons
  2. White candles
  3. Double boiler or slow-cooker
  4. Veggie peeler or knife


How to make it:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Peel the wrapper off the crayon and use a veggie peeler or a butter knife to cut the crayons into small pieces.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!


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