How to Make a Candle in Three Easy Steps

DIY Candle in three steps

When I come home after a long day, one of my favorite things to do is light a few candles. They instantly set the mood for relaxation and allow me to unwind. Although I would love to venture into the art of candle making from scratch, I wanted to a way to make my own candles quickly with little mess involved. Figuring out how to make a candle in less than five minutes was definitely a game changer – I now want to turn all of the containers into candles.

Candle making supplies

How to Make a Candle

What’ you’ll need

Steps

1. Select a heat-safe container. Be creative! Mugs, pots, dishes, and jars are all great choices that a little chic flair. Place a small dot of hot glue on the bottom of the container and add a wick stick.

2. Fill the container with granulated wax leaving a little room at the top. Granulated wax is super easy to work with, and it comes in a variety of colors. 

3. Finally, light your candle and cozy up! Grab a blanket, a good book, and you’ll be set. 

If you’d like to add fragrance to your candles, simply place the granulated wax and a few drops of liquid fragrance in a plastic bag and shake well.

How to make a candle in three steps

How to make a candle in three steps

How to make a candle in three steps

Candle DIY

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  1. Is there an easy way to add scents to this?

  2. Wow! Who knew! i have to try this! Thanks!

  3. Agatha says:

    Wow, that is easy. I always thought you had to mix the wax and then cool it down, but granulated wax looks easy. Is there a soy based version?

  4. This is impressive and makes me wish that I had a desire to be crafty ;) haha

  5. How fun! My daughter would love to do this, maybe over spring break!

  6. Jane @Limeade Gal says:

    I’ve always loved candles! I’ve seen these supplies in the candle making section of the craft store but wasn’t sure how well they worked. I love the container you used. You’ve inspired me to give this a try.

  7. Cole says:

    I was expecting something a lot more complicated but I’m glad it’s not what I expected! I can’t wait to try this!

  8. This is so cool! This is a project my tween will like doing with me. I’m stoked that you can add a scent to it too!

  9. I’ve never heard of granulated wax, but I’m definitely loving this idea! Thank you so much sharing – and for the gorgeous photos!

  10. Valerie says:

    Wow so easy, I need to try this!

  11. sara says:

    So simple! Essential oils would work too. Our Girl Scout troop would enjoy something like this. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love this! I love candles but they are so expensive. I am definitely going to try this. Thank you!

  13. Kathy says:

    I have never tried to make a candle before, and yours look so gorgeous am feeling inspired to try them out now! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Amy Nielson says:

    I want to try making candles with my kids, and can I just say that your pictures are gorgeous!!

  15. I just saw that you can add scents, wonderful idea!! I am all for quick projects. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Christine says:

    What a fun idea! I pinned this and hope to try it soon!

  17. JcCee Watkins Barney says:

    Wow! This is great! I love candles and you have inspired me to try this with my daughters.

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