Since January is practically over, I thought I'd go ahead and share some Valentine's Day DIYs, starting with this adorable DIY Sprinkles Candle! I've shared sprinkles candles before, but this one has a surprise inside, making it a fun treat for Valentine's Day, a birthday, or just something to cheer you up after scrolling through the negativity on Facebook. Just me?
These are really easy! Here's what you'll need--
glass container (I reused an empty candle jar)
wax (I used soy)
candle dye (I used crayons, but you can use color blocks, pigments, or liquid candle dye)
fragrance (optional--mine smells like birthday cake!)
Don't forget--double boiler, oven mitts, glass containers for melting, glue, something to hold the wick in place, scissors for cutting the excess wick, tin foil
First, you'll glue the wick down to the bottle of the candle jar. Next, coat the inside with a thin layer of Karo syrup. I like the light version since it's pretty clear. You can use a finger or brush. Next, add the sprinkles! Shake out excess.
If you want a surprise inside, you can either purchase clear containers online and fill or get something from one of those toy machines. Wrap the container in a little tin foil. Pour in wax to desired amount. Allow to cool before adding in surprise. Then pour the rest of the wax on top. Allow to cool and don't forget to trim the wick!
How cute is this? It makes for a fun decor item or as a great gift--it's a hit for birthdays. You can buy different colored sprinkles, too! Don't forget to use caution when burning a candle. Enjoy!
Did you ever get those toys out of a coin machine when you were little? I have actually saved one for over 20 years! When one of my brothers was 5 (he's 26 now), he bought me one as a gift--it was the first time he'd ever bought me anything. I am much older than him, so it was an especially sweet gesture. Now he's a married man with kids, so he's busy and we don't talk as much. But that little container of earrings that cost a quarter is always with me as a good luck charm of sorts.