Making Candles (25 DIY Decorative tutorials)

Making Candles (25 DIY Decorative tutorials).


I love candles. The warmth and affection you get at home from candles is amazing. Did you know, making candles is actually really easy. And here you will find some really cool candle making and decorating tutorials that are fun to try with your kids as well.


How about a tutorial to turn a simple Candle into a Decorative Holiday Home Accent? or making candles for your loved ones?

Handmade gifts are always more special!





Let’s start this round up of Candles made with Gel wax, Paraffin wax, Beeswax wax, Crayons and even Tissue Paper.


Making Candles


decorative gel candles home accent tutorial


Gel Candles

Learn to make gel candles with this DIY tutorial.

Make Easy Gel Candle


how to make ice candles using milk carton


Ice candle

Make this interesting ice candle using a Milk Carton.

Ice Candle


Recycle candles



Recycle bottle caps into making candles. All you need is wicks and pour wax on them. And you’re candles are ready.

Bottle Cap Candles


how to make seashell tea light candles easy ideas


Seashell tea lights

Simply put the wick in the center and pour the paraffin wax. Just like the bottle caps.

Seashell Tea Lights


Decorative Candles

Decorative Decal Pillar Candles

 Wrap basic white pillar candles with printable paper. A quick decorative candle idea (find free printables also).


making candles


Pillar candles

Make Tissue Paper Transferred Candle

 Transfer ink from printed tissue paper onto candles using hair dryer and parchment paper.


mason jar candle

Mason Jar Candles

Great handmade gift Idea. Recycle mason jars into making decorative candles. Think about all the creative ways you can decorate them with!

Mason Jars into Candles



Soy Candles

Making candles using Soy by recycling tin cans.

Handmade Soy Candle from Tin



Fun idea to use orange peel into making tea lights.

Orange Peel Candle



Beeswax Candles

Making candles using Beeswax at home.

Salt Pillar Candles

Simply add a layer of Mod Podge and Roll the pillar candle in Epsom Salt.
making dipped candles


Crayon dipped candles

Dip candle in melted crayons for this fun effect.

DIY Crayon Dipped Candles



Candles as handmade gifts

Engage in an activity to draw on tissue paper with markers. And transfer ink onto candles using blow dryer.

Transferring Ink to Candles


decorative candles


Easy DIY candles

Make decorative candles using ceramic pieces, wax and candle wick.

Creative smart idea.

DIY Bird Bath Candles



How to make rolled Beeswax Candle.

Even kids can make this candle.



Beach candles

Decorating candles using sand


flower candle beeswax soy mason jar tutorial

Flower candles

Decorate simple candles with beeswax. Cut leaves of beeswax to make this one.


Tree Shaped Candles


Make candles in different shapes using molds.



Candle tutorial

Color Layered Pillar Candle



Make beeswax egg candle using plastic eggs for Easter.

Beeswax Egg Candle


Seashell candles

Make candles by using seashells and other objects as molds.

Sand Candles


embellish candles


Embellished Spring Candles
Decorated with doily (left), painted cork pads (center) and tissue paper confetti (right) glued on candle sticks.




 Looking for more great ideas?

Check out our categories to match your specific search at the top.
 You may also like tutorials under Categories Handmade Flowers and DIY Home.
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Updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.


  1. 4you-withlove says:

    Wow, you found some amazing candle projects! When I was little my sister used to make this ice candle (like your milk carton) but she used a pringles can.

  2. Thanks for sharing, some of these look fantastic

  3. DebbieDoesCreations says:

    Love some of these ideas. Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

  4. Great ideas! I especially love the shells! xo

  5. wowwww….love sand candles…..:)

  6. Hiya all, just a question I have just started doing my own candles and decorating them. I have a glass and I put texturised paper around the glass and add flowers ect they look lovely but will I be able to burn the candle as it has paper wrapped around the outside? Thank you, Lauren
    Love all the candles they are great

    • If the candle burns inside the glass then it is not in direct contact with the paper. Right! It should be find but you have to be careful not to leave it unattended. Because no one can be so sure when it comes to fire.

      I hope that helps!

  7. Saabirah MOHD bagadia says:


  8. Joanne david says:

    There are some wonderful ideas to help me get started with


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