These candles are the perfect statement piece for any room in the house. I just love the bold colors and lines! This project is as cute and simple as it looks – just heat up wax flakes and a broken crayon in the microwave, and pour into a glass container! The trick is to make sure you get the correct angle for the wax to dry. We recommend setting everything up and testing out the angle before pouring in the hot wax. Pro tip: wrap the wick around a popsicle stick, secure the popsicle stick to the cup with a few pieces of tape, and add a small binder clip to the end of the stick, folding down the sides to reveal a flat surface. Then, when you have to turn the candle to the other side, just remove the binder clip from one side of the stick, and attach it to the other side! Wouldn’t these colorful candles make a fun and memorable gift for a teacher?
Need more DIY candle ideas? Check out these mason jar candles!
– Dixie cups
– Votives / other small glass holders
– Popsicle sticks
1. Place a small amount of wax into a dixie cup and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, and pour a thin layer into the bottom of a votive, placing the wick in the center. Let harden.
2. Peel paper off of crayons. Fill a Dixie cup with wax and top with one crayon, broken into several pieces. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir, microwave another 2 minutes.
3. Prop votives (with wicks) at an angle, and pour in the colored wax. Let dry 20-30 minutes. (We used a combination of popsicle sticks and books to have a makeshift ledge. You could also use a plate holder for this step).
4. Turn the votives around, and pour in a second layer of melted wax and crayon of a different color. Let dry 20 – 30 minutes.
5. Place votive flat on your workspace to pour the third and final layer. Let this layer dry for at least an hour before cutting the wicks and lighting.