Have you ever wanted to make your own candles but were afraid to take the plunge? While candlemaking is an art form as well as science, you can dabble around to make some pretty cute homemade candles to dress up your own decor. For example, we’ve got you covered with a super easy candy corn candle DIY, perfect for the Halloween season! We take you through it step by step so you can add it to your Halloween candlescape in no time!
Gather Up Your Supplies
You’ll need a few items to get started for this easy candy corn candle DIY. It’s best to round everything up so that you won’t have to hunt for things later.
- Empty 8 ounce mason jar. We recommend using an old candle jar for best results. Check out our article on how to clean out old candle jars if you need to know how!
- One candle wick tab (these are our favorites)
- An 8 oz glass measuring cup
- One No. 2 pencil
- One clamshell wax melt, white color. We used Coconut Sands from ScentSationals.
- One clamshell wax melt, yellow color. We used Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies from ScentSationals.
- One clamshell wax melt, orange color. We used Molten Orange from ScentSationals.
- Four to five real candy corns (optional)
Prep Your Candle Jar
Your candle jar should be clean, dry, and at room temperature to begin. Peel the back off your candle wick tab and place it firmly into the bottom of the jar, trying to center it as much as possible. Once in place, wrap the end of your wick around a pencil and use that to keep your wick straight and in place.
Create the Yellow Layer
Break your yellow wax melts into the 6 separate cubes and place them into your measuring cup. (You could place the entire bar in, but breaking them up makes the cubes melt a bit more evenly.) Completely melt the cubes in the microwave by turning it on for about 30 seconds at a time.
Carefully pour the melted yellow wax into your candle jar, avoiding getting wax on the sides of the jar as you pour. Allow this layer to completely cool before working on your next layer, approximately 1 hour. While waiting, clean out your measuring cup to get it ready for your orange wax.
Create the Orange Layer
Repeat the same process above with your orange clamshell wax melts. Once the orange wax has completely melted, pour it carefully on top of the hardened yellow wax. Allow this layer to completely cool – at least one hour. You can spend this time cleaning out your measuring cup and getting ready for the white wax layer!
Create the White Layer
For this layer, you’ll only use 4 of the 6 cubes, as we want our white layer to be a bit smaller. Follow the same process as above in order to melt the wax. Pour the melted, white wax into the candle jar as your final layer. Leave approximately 1″ free and clear at the top of your candle jar. Allow the white wax layer to completely harden before trimming your wick & lighting your candle.
Optional Step: Allow this layer to semi-harden and then carefully place a few candy corns on the top layer. You can gently press the candy corns into the top layer to help them “stick” more.
Light & Enjoy!
Once your candle has hardened, you can remove the pencil and trim your wick to 1/4″ before lighting. We love this easy candy corn candle DIY, as you’re able to come up with your own unique fragrance combinations. Here are some we’ve tried before:
- Lemon Pound Cake + Orange Sherbet + Toasted Marshmallow
- Pineapple + Peach Cobbler + Almond Vanilla
- Lemon Sugar Cookie + Blood Orange + Buttered Rum
Hop to it & let us know how it goes!
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