Friday, March 7, 2014

crayons to candles

if you have kids (or even if you don't) chances are you have some broken, old crayons lying around. well, today i'm sharing with you how to make those into candles! here's the diy:

  1. you'll need glass votives, dixie paper cups, candle wax, old crayons, a small sharp blade, scented oil (optional), wicks & wooden sticks for stirring and support
  2. first, choose your colors. keep in mind that the color you choose as a crayon will be much more muted after it is melted with the candle wax.
  3. using a utility knife or blade, cut the paper off your crayons
  4. before adding your crayons to the wax, melt a small amount in a dixie cup and poor into the bottom of your votive. you can melt the wax in the microwave for about one minute. 
  5. place your wick in the wax and let dry for placement. support with two wooden sticks at top like pictured.
  6. now poor a larger amount of candles wax into a dixie cup, then add your crayons (one color / dixie cup). add any scented oil now as well. microwave for 2 minutes and stir
  7. poor into your votive and let dry for 30 minutes.
  8. for the layered look like i did, repeat steps 6 & 7 until you are full!
these are so cute for spring i can hardly take it! xoxo

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