DIY Sprinkles Candle With a Surprise Inside

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)



Karo syrup

fragrance (optional--mine smells like birthday cake!)

surprise treat

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.

Melt your wax, preferably in a double boiler on the stove. At the end, add the color and fragrance and stir. Once it has melted, carefully pour into the candle. If it's too hot, like boiling, it will melt the candy sprinkles off. Make sure you have something to hold the wick in place while it's cooling down. I taped two straws together and slid the wick through them.

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!

Extra Elle:
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.


  1. This is adorable and perfect for birthday's too. Love it!!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. I absolutely adore this DIY! Perfect for Valentine's Day!


  3. How adorable is that candle! Love this DIY! It would be a cute favor for a birthday party too!

    Doused In Pink

  4. So cute! How can anyone not love Sprinkles in everything they own/use :)

  5. I have been seeing these candles everywhere on FB since end last year but they are pricey. Good to know that it's possible to DIY it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. So sweet about you keeping the earrings from your brother. I love these and think they would be super fun for Valentine's Day or a birthday!

  7. This is seriously adorable! Your DIYs are the best!

  8. This is so pretty-- especially with the pink wax! What a fun DIY:)

  9. this is such a fun candle. Thanks for sharing the gum ball story with us.


  10. This is such a good idea it looks really effective xx

    Zoe Mountford x

  11. Super cute! This is a great gift idea! You could put a cute charm necklace in as the surprise and give to a friend for their bday!

  12. OMG how fun!!! I must make this with my kids!!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  13. I love the idea of a fun little surprise! I actually saved my old candles and remelt the wax to make new ones with mixed scents or layers. Pulling a few of those out would be perfect for this project!

  14. This is so neat! What a cool idea with the sprinkles!

  15. These are just too cute! I think I might make these for bday gifts this year! :) also, super sweet story about your brother! I used to get those little bubble container toys all the time as a kid haha

  16. This is too cute for a birthday too! I would love to do this with my nieces! You always make the cutest stuff!

  17. Such a great and simple DIY, I LOVE your DIY posts cause I love doing DIY stuff myself and yours always turn out so well! :) xx


  18. SO unique!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

  19. This is seriously such a fun idea!!! I love the sprinkles!


  20. Love this - I wonder how much it would cost to get the products in Sing as candles here are so efn expensive...! My mom dies every time I go back home as I bring back so many candles and they're heavy.. HAHA

  21. How adorable is this DIY?! So perfect for a birthday gift!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  22. This is too eye-catching adorable! Love it!

  23. This candle looks really adorable. Amazing DIY.

  24. This is such an adorable diy project!

  25. Love this, such a fun idea and I love how it turned out!! I used to make candles too in the past and I will definitely try this, looks easy!x


  26. How sweet is this DIY candle with a surprise! I know what you mean by facebook negativity. I decided to spend the month out of it, just re-started posting motivational quotes this week, but leaving fast - so I don't read shocking things :) So sweet that your younger brother bought you a present at a tender age! You should definitely keep it with joy!

  27. This candle, like a lot of your DIYs, looks good enough to eat. Such a cute gift!

  28. These candles are so cute I think I'll make a bunch of them for myself and also for gifts and give them to friends :) x

  29. this is the cutest thing I have seen in a while! adorable.

  30. So cute. I love the idea of putting a surprise inside!


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