DIY candles make great gifts. They’re also so fun to make for yourself. When you make your own candles, you can play around with different scents, herbs, and more.
Additionally, you can create your candles based on the season. For example, in the spring, you can use light floral scents, and in the fall, you can use sweet bakery scents. Below you’ll find 10 DIY candles that make great gifts for yourself or friends and family.
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1. Mason Jar Candles with Lavender
Here’s a candle that’s perfect for spring. If you want to make a candle that will relax you, a lavender candle is the way to go. Try drying out your own lavender for your candle. Get the tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit.
2. Eggnog Soy Wax Candle
These eggnog soy wax candles make wonderful gifts for the holidays. They would also look beautiful sitting on your desk or mantle. These are wood wick candles, which means they’ll make a lovely crackling sound when you light them. Get the tutorial from Jojotastic.
3. Dried Flower Candles
If you have some dried flowers you’d like to put to use. If you don’t have any flowers on hand, you can also add any dried herbs of your choice. Get the tutorial from Pop Shop America.
4. Coffee Candles
One of my favorite scents is a fresh cup of coffee. If you can relate, make yourself a coffee candle. This candle uses minimal ingredients and gets all of its scent from ground coffee and coffee beans. Get the tutorial from Capper’s Farmer.
5. Homemade Pressed Flower Candles
This pressed flower candle really is beautiful. It’s almost to beautiful to burn, isn’t it? Not only would this make a great Mother’s Day gift, but it would look so nice when added to your home decor. Get the tutorial from Home Talk.
6. Lavender Rosemary Candle
This lavender rosemary candle is so easy to make and smells absolutely wonderful. While you’ll get the scent from essential oils, you can add some dried lavender and rosemary to your candle for a beautiful aesthetic. Get the tutorial from Live Simply.
7. Peppermint Mason Jar Candles
These DIY peppermint mason jar candles make excellent holiday gifts. They would also make a great addition to your holiday decor. Plus, peppermint candles smell great. Get the tutorial from A Pumpkin and a Princess.
8. Rosemary Pressed Herb Candles
Pressed herb candles are a beautiful way to preserve the flowers you’ve grown in your garden. If you don’t have a garden, you can definitely use herbs from the grocery store, or garden center. Get the tutorial from Garden Therapy.
9. Funfetti Candles
Who doesn’t love funfetti? If you’re a fan of funfetti, you’ll have so much making and burning these funfetti candles. These DIY candles would make a great birthday gift. Get the recipe from Mason Jar Breakfast.
10. Pumpkin Spice Candles
If you love pumpkin spice, you’ll love the smell of these DIY pumpkin spice candles. What makes them smell so yummy is the combination of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and more. Get the tutorial from Country Hill Cottage.
Candlemaking is a fun, easy way to show your loved ones that you care. Not only do they make great gifts, but making candles for yourself can be a really enjoyable activity.
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