7.14.2017

DIY Zodiac Candles

I'm convinced this was the fastest week in history. I had this big list of things to accomplish and pretty much threw it out the window, preferring to relax instead. I tried to stay inside, away from the sticky heat and occasional rain that hasn't really brought relief (but it has brought me tiny tomatoes that are growing--a miracle for this wanna be gardener). I decided to make my space as comfy as possible, and burned some candles instead. Speaking of candles, allow me to introduce my DIY ZODIAC CANDLES.


The idea for these started out as a need for a gift for a friend. She's one of those that has everything, and just happens to be a candle fanatic like I am. I began to research her sign, the scents that would go well with that sign, and it snowballed from there. SHE LOVED IT! It was such a hit, I've made them for many others, using different designs for the label and even trying out different scent and color combos. These take no time at all to make and are just a little something extra special.



You'll need:

wax
essential oil(s)
wick
glass container
label (printer and ink for label)

To make:

If you're reading this, I'm guessing you aren't a professional candle maker. This is the quick and easy version, y'all.

Glue the wick to the bottom of the glass candle container.

Take an old candle or candle wax and melt.

Carefully pour into the glass container.

Add a few drops of essential oil just for your zodiac sign (I used the list here) and stir.

Hold the wick in place by wrapping it around a pencil placed horizontally on top of the candle container. Use tape to hold it in place if needed and allow to cool completely. Trim wick.

Use sticker paper (I used clear) or labels to make your own design.


I've made these all sorts of ways--the possibilities are endless--but for this I wanted a minimalist design and white candles. I'm a Libra, so I chose vanilla, almond, and oak moss for mine.



What's your sign?
Does it describe you?

PS: Want to buy one instead? I'm selling these for $10 each. Email me!

27 comments:

  1. I love this! Those candles are so fun and unique! I need to make these for holiday gifts this year for my girlfriends! Pinning!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. What a fun and personalized gift idea!! Love it! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. This is so fun! I'm really into zodiac signs! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. It was a pretty quick week for me as well.

    How cute are these candles. You really are the queen of diy. Have a great weekend Elle!

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  5. That's such a cute idea for a friend! I love how you researched smells for each sign too!

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  6. Hello Elle, oh I love these cute candles you have made! They are the perfect gift for anyone. Thanks for directions on how to make.

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  7. These are so cute! I love making my own candles

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  8. I love this! I need to start making new candles fro the leftover wax of the ones that don't burn anymore because of the lean in my house! I am a Gemini and it certainly does describe me! Have a great weekend!

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  9. These are so cute! So glad your friend loved it so much!

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  10. I love this idea! Such a great gift idea for friends!

    xo,
    Angela

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  11. These are so cute! And I love how easy they are to make! What a great gift idea!

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  12. These are such a fun gift idea! Your DIY's rock!

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  13. so cute! love this idea :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi Elle. Those are really cool. I'm a Cancer.
    http://therantingsofadramaqueensmum.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh, I am suuuch a fan of astrology, and I simply loooved your zodiac candles! They would be so helpful to me now, I am sooo tired this week (long haul flight, I used to feel better some time ago... just demolished now!) I really loved your idea!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  16. These candles are so cute! They are the perfect gift :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  17. Love candles! I always stock up when back in the States and my mom always whines about how heavy they are. HAHA But thank god for 40kg of baggage allowance! ;) Love that you're finally starting to sell your stuff!! I'll have to place an order next time I'm back in the US!

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  18. Great idea ♥ I love candles !

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  19. This is such a great idea and so creative!

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  20. These are so cute and I am a Libra too, only a few more months!!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  21. What a fun idea for candles! These would make great gifts! Have a great week Elle!

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  22. These are so adorable! Great idea. Love your blog, following now xx
    http://www.bgbychristina.blogpspot.com
    @bgbychristina

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  23. Aw, how cute! i love that you made these yourselves. It seems like it would be a nice scent, and a great gift for many people I know. I love candles. I'm a Gemini and I DO think it fits me fairly well.

    I'll have to think about buying one!

    -Lauren

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  24. These are so pretty! I'm a cancer

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