Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Craft It - Marble Bowl Candles

Have you ever tried making your own candles? I just recently tried my hand at it and it is so much easier than I thought it would be. While it is super simple to pour the wax into a pre-made vessel like a mason jar, it is really easy to actually make your own vessel too. Today I am going to share the simple method I used to create these DIY marble bowl candles so that you can go out and make a few of your own. They make perfect gifts for the holidays too! And we know it is never too early to start the handmade gift making.

DIY Marble Bowl Candles
DIY Marble Bowl Candles

To Make your candles you will need:
  • Polymer Clay in white, black, and 2-3 more colors of your choosing
  • Rolling pin
  • Small oven safe glass bowl
  • X-Acto knife
  • Gold leafing pen (optional for a gold rim)
  • Soy wax flakes
  • Candle wicks
  • Pencil or dowel
  • Bowl for melting the wax
  • Crayons and Candle fragrance (optional for coloring and scenting your candle)
You will begin by making your marble bowl. To do this roll a large (about the size of a golf ball) piece of white clay, and small (about the size of a gumball) pieces of your other colors into log shapes.


DIY Marble Bowl Candles

Twist all of the colors of clay together to make one large log. Then fold it in half and twist the clay together again and roll into another log. Repeat this one more time, then roll your clay into a ball and roll it out with your rolling pin. Once you have a large circle rolled out, place your clay into you bowl and fit it down into the bowl. Use your X-acto knife to cut off the excess clay that comes out over the top of the bowl.

DIY Marble Bowl Candles

Now it is time to bake your clay in a 275°F oven for 20 minutes. Once the clay has baked and cooled, remove it from the bowl and use the gold leafing pen to paint the top edge of the bowls. This step is optional, but I love the added gold touch.

DIY Marble Bowl Candles

Now it is time to turn those bowls into candles! Melt your wax according to the package directions. While the wax is melting, prepare your wicks by wrapping them around a pencil or dowel rod and placing them over the bowls.

DIY Marble Bowl Candles

Once your wax is melted, pour it into your bowls and let cool. Once cool you can remove the pencils and trim the wick to size. Now your new DIY marble bowl candles are ready to use anywhere you like. If you want you can always add candle fragrance to the melted wax before pouring it into the bowls. You can also use cut up crayons to add color to the wax too. Feel free to customize the candle anyway you like!

DIY Marble Bowl Candles
DIY Marble Bowl Candles

I hope you feel inspired to try making your own DIY marble bowl candles now that you see how easy it is.

Learn how to make your own marble clay bowls and turn them into the cutest candles perfect for DIY gifts and other handmade gift ideas

1 comment :

  1. This project is so cute! I never knew you could make candles inside clay bowls, but it makes a lot of sense!

    Julia - http://bunnybaubles.com

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