Rainbow Candles 

  
There is nothing more satisfying to me than things that are organised by colour. I love rainbows and things that are rainbow coloured.

I love unicorns too, but that’s another story!

So. When I was putting something away in my shed and I came across this box, I had a rainbowy idea!

  
This box probably hadn’t been opened for at least five years, and the contents would have to be at least ten years old, so I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to find. 

Actually, it was pretty cool! 

Beeswax and Palm Wax

   
Wicks and wick holders.

 
Candle colour blocks and crayons (a secret weapon for colouring candles!)

  
So I just needed some vessels to make them in.

A quick scan of the cupboards only yielded one glass candle holder, so I went to the op shop and picked up these four glasses:

  
$1 each, and they’re really solid, so can stand the heat.

First up was to place the wicks, with the aid of some ice cream sticks:

  
Then I mixed some wax with some colour in a jug and stuck it in the microwave to melt.

  
I started with purple, pouring a layer into the bottom of each glass.

Once it was solid and cooled, I moved onto blue.

  
Then green.

  
It was at this point I started to get impatient. This is not recommended.

Impatience yields swirliness and mixed colours. Oops.

   
 
I have to say, even being patient these didn’t turn out perfectly (not any of them) but I think that’s half the joy of DIY!

   
   
Shiny!

About Aixie

Artist Crafter Interiors Addict Crazy Cat Lady
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4 Responses to Rainbow Candles 

  1. frilka says:

    very nice 🙂

  2. Thats super cute 😉 I love it 😉

    Sabrina – http://OrganicIsBeautiful.com

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