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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

DIY Colored Gel Candles



Do you love burning beautiful and colorful candles?....Nothing sets a warm glow in a room better than a candle....and what if I say they are wonderfully easy and fun to make them yourself ? It is pretty much exciting craft and not at all difficult.

The transparent nature of the Gel candle makes it even more exciting to work with.It is also fun to work with the colors for these candles. You can play around with the colors  and create your own candles for specific holidays. It is just that you have to take care to use colors that are wax soluble.

Materials Used:-
  • Mini Glass Jars 
  • Gel Wax
  • Candle Wick
  • Tooth Pick
  • Candle Dye Color
  • Artificial Pearls and Sequins
  • Colored Sand or Aquarium sand

I get all my candle making supplies online.


I found these Mini Glass Jars online. I absolutely find them so cute.


Prepare the jars by cleaning them properly so that there are no dust particles.



And these are the colors I used. It is absolutely essential that you use colors that are made for candles. 

You can also use essential oils to make scented candles.



These are pre-tabbed wicks. Pre-tabbed candle wicks are ready to use, making them easy to use.


These are colored aquarium sand.



Start by fixing the wicks into the jars. The best way to do this is to just dip the metal end into the melted wax and place it inside the jar. Just hold it in place for few minutes untill the wax cools down. This works like a charm.

I tried using glue but my candles turned out foggy.



Get your decorative sequins and pearls ready.( I forgot to take pic of pearls)



Use double boiler to melt the wax. You can also choose to melt it in oven. Directly heating it over the stove top sometimes makes it catch flames.So, better be safe, right!!!!

Take two containers. One for pouring water and the other for melting the wax.Pour water in the bottom pan,and put the wax pieces in another container and put it on bottom pan.Start heating.Keep your burner on the lowest temperature so that it doesn't burn up your wax.




Once the wax is melted completely, take it off the gas , and immediately add the liquid color.

Take care not to add too much. Even 2 to 3 drops are sufficient to get the desired color.

At this point, you can also use essential oil of your liking to make scented candles.


Gently pour them into the containers.

Never pour the wax directly into the container. Always use a support system to pour it. Just hold a metal spoon and pour the wax over it into the jars.This would ensure lesser number of bubbles.



Now add the decorative objects.

Use tooth pick to hold the wick in place which may sway once you pour the wax.



If by any chance you spill the wax, which I did here while pouring, don't worry, you can just wipe it off or once it is cooled , you can easily remove it with your fingers.




Play around with different colors and decorative objects. Let your creativity take a stride!!!

I used glitter powder here.



Red......!!!!!

Blue...!!!!!

Light Green....!!!!

 Green..!!!! 

Here I used Two colors .....First layer....Yellow....then followed by Orange...!!!!



Sky Blue....!!!!

Yellow....!!!! 

Let them cool down at room temperature.

Don't touch them untill they are completely set. This would ensure lesser number of bubbles.




I had some colored tea light holders .

I used them in the same way mentioned above.

Oh... I love the color of these holders.


There you go....!!!!

Light them up and enjoy the ambiance they create!!!





4 comments:

  1. I love this idea! That you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  2. I love this idea. Could you explain why you cannot pour directly into the container? You stated to use a support system such as a metal spoon. I would like to make these for Christmas presents. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. thank u for stopping by :) ..... the support ensures lesser bubble formation!!!! :)

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