October DIY: Turn Your Pumpkins Into Home Made Candles
Finally I received the wax I bought online! Now I can make pumpkin candles! This is different from a regular pumpkin carved lantern. You do not need carving skills, and instead you will need some wax. Much easier to do! Personally I am a terrible carver 🙂
Supplies You Need For This DIY
- a few small decorative pumpkins
- wicks – I got the prewaxed ones
- a microwavable container
- a few pegs
- spoon and knife (not pictured)
For this DIY I used soy wax. It has a low melting temperature and easy to work with. It can be melted in a microwave which is much easier to do comparing to the traditional double boiler method.
Step By Step Instructions
Cut off the top of pumpkins.
Remove the middle with a spoon.
Insert the wicks inside the pumpkins and fix them with pegs.
Put some wax in a microwavable dish.
the quantity shown on the picture is enough to fill about two pumpkins.
Now heat the wax in a microwave until it gets liquid.
The time depends on how your microwave is powerful. In my case it took 4 min to make the wax liquid.
Now the wax is liquid. If you want to make a colored or scented candle, this is the time to add dyes or a scent.
Pour the wax into your pumpkins and wait a couple of hours to let the wax harden.
Remove the pegs and trim the wicks to 1/2” length.
And your original candles are ready! Happy pumpkin DIYing!
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This is a great idea! They turned out beautifully 🙂
Thank you! I like to use common object to do something uncommon with them 🙂 Pumpkins have interesting shape and color; however, it is a bit boring to see that they are used in the same way over and over again. So< I decided to do something different this time 🙂