Homemade candles are easy to make, and make the perfect wedding favor for your guests when you package them with pretty personalized labels and favor tags. Bonus: if you use beeswax as your medium, they will burn longer and cleaner than other wax types.
- A medium saucepan
- 1 4-cup measuring glass
- Beeswax (in pellet or block form)
- Essential oils for fragrance (optional)
- Small glass jars or candle molds, clean and dry
- Cotton candle wicks
- Skewers or chopsticks
- Prepare all of your ingredients. If your beeswax is in block form, cut it into cubes for faster melting.
- Pour water into your saucepan until it is 2 inches high, and place on the stove over medium heat.
- Place beeswax cubes or pellets into 4-cup measuring glass. Then place measuring glass in saucepan until the beeswax has completely melted.
- Once beeswax melts, carefully remove from saucepan, and place on the counter. Add essential oil 5-10 drops at a time until you’re happy with the scent’s strength.
- While still in complete liquid form, pour the beeswax into your small jars, making sure to leave at least ½” head space.
- Place one wick in each jar, centering it as best as possible. Use chopsticks or wooden skewers to hold the wicks in place until the wax has hardened enough that you don’t need to hold them up anymore.
- Once the wax has dried completely (2-3 hours), snip the tops of your wicks to about 1” height.
To dress your candle jars, screw on the lids and bands, and smooth on your waterproof vinyl labels. Attach your favor tags using a shiny gold ribbon that covers the ribbing of the jar band. Place decoratively on a side table at your reception, or on each of your guest’s place settings for an added pop of color.
Used In This Project:
- Scallop Labels • I chose the “Modern Geometric” style in black and gold.
- Circle Hang Tags • I chose the “Modern Geometric” style in black and gold.
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