Quirky DIY Candles


Add charm and a little fun to your home by making these cute and Quirky DIY Candles. If you can find thrifted candle holders (or even small planters) you can make your own candles! If you want to use them indoors, make them with your favorite essential oil to get the scent just right. This tutorial teaches you how to make homemade candles with citronella so you can keep the bugs away during the summer. You can personalize your DIY candle holders completely because it all depends on what you have in the house or what you find in the thrift store.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsMixed Media, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking



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Thrift stores are full of these bowl-type ceramics. I love them but I don't really have much use for bowls, so I never buy them. Going to grab some next time and make candles. Thanks!

at last a purpose for those cute little donkeys and carts and puppies and kittens with vases attached - these would be ideal as table decorations or as candles on occasional tables - really like this idea

Thank you!! The possibilities for cuteness are endless, and hunting for the right treasures to use is half the fun!

Okay, but I actually really love this. Why have plain old candlesticks at your dinner when you can have a cute animal toting a candle? They look so easy to make, too! I'll have to keep my eyes open the next time I go thrifting.


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