Happy Wednesday, friends! We’ve made it half way through the week. Yay! I thought I’d share a fun little project and maybe inspire you to do something creative this weekend.
Today I’m going to share how to make these sweet little candles with gilding wax. Gilding wax is one of my new favorite items. If you are a DIYer, this is an absolute must-have. There are endless possibilities with this stuff!
I love decorating with candles. They are an easy and inexpensive way to add decor into your home. And I love how they offer such a calming, relaxing atmosphere.
So let’s go ahead and get started!
Leather (or any other type of cord)
I used this candle from Amazon (click on pic for details), but you can use any size and shape candle that you’d like.
First you will want to remove any labels from your candle. An easy way to do this is to apply heat to the label with a lighter and it will peel right off.
Apply the gilding wax directly to the candle in the shape of a cross. If you’ve never used gilding wax before, you are about to fall in love! You can order it on Amazon in single colors or a Sampler Set of 6 or 12. I ordered the Sampler Set of 12 because it is the best deal and I wanted every color of this awesome stuff. Even though it says Sampler Set, it is the same size as the tubes that you buy individually.
After applying the wax, smooth it out with your finger (you can wear a glove to do this if you desire). It doesn’t have to look smooth and perfect. Sometimes I use my finger and kinda dab it. It just depends on the look you are wanting to achieve.
Let the gilding wax dry to touch.
Next, tie leather, or some other cord, around the top of the candle and add a charm. I used a faux leather suede, but any of the cords below would work. I wrapped the cord around the rim twice and then added a charm before tying a double knot in the front of the candle.
I love all of these charms! They are so inspirational and encouraging.
That’s it! It doesn’t get any simpler than this.
These candles are great to style anywhere in your home. They also make the sweetest gifts for any occasion. You can personalize them with a charm that speaks to the recipient.
This past school year I made them for my son’s teachers for teacher appreciation gifts. I didn’t have the charm that says ‘Teach,’ but that would have been perfect. Have fun using your creativity and changing it up as you desire.
I hope you all enjoy creating these cute little candles. I’d love to hear your thoughts below. Be blessed! xo