CandlesDecorateTechniques. December 15th, 2023

Making Candles (25 DIY Decorative tutorials for beginners)

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Making Candles (25 DIY Decorative tutorials for beginners).

I love to make candle. The warmth and affection you get at home from candles is amazing. Did you know, to make candle you don’t need to be an expert, it is very easy and simple. And here you will find some really cool candle DIY 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 make a candle for your loved ones?

Handmade gifts are always more special!


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

Making Candles 25 DIY decorative tutorials for beginners

decorative gel candles home accent tutorial

Gel Candle

Learn to make gel candle with this DIY tutorial.

Make Easy Gel Candle


Soy wax candle

Make scented candle using essential oils vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon in soy wax. Use spices like cinnamon sticks, star anise, peppercorns and ground nutmeg to decorate.

DIY egg nog soy wax candle tutorial


DIY pressed herb candle

Use pressed rosemary sprigs, soy wax and bees wax along with essential oils to make evergreen pressed herb candle.

how to make ice candles using milk carton

Ice candle

Make this interesting ice candle using a Milk Carton.

Ice Candle

Recycle candles

bottle cap candles

Recycle bottle caps to make DIY candle project. All you need is wicks, food color and pour wax on the caps to complete this idea.

Bottle Cap Candle tutorial

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.


Decorative Candles

Use different colored wax poured at angles as it dries to make this candle. How to make your own tricolor candle

making candles

Pillar candle

Make Tissue Transferred Candle

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

mason jar candle

Mason Jar Candle

Great handmade gift Idea. Recycle mason jar to make decorative candle. Think about all the creative ways you can decorate them with!

DIY poured mason jar candle



DIY coffee candle

making soy candles

Soy Candles

Making candles using Soy by recycling tin cans.

Handmade Soy Candle from Tin

orange tea lights

Fun idea to use orange peel into making tea lights.

Orange Peel Candle

making beeswax candles

Beeswax Candles

Making candlesusing Beeswax at home.
DIY decorate candles

Salt Pillar Candle

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


DIY Crayon dipped candle

Dip candle in melted crayons for this fun effect.

ink transfer candles

Candle as handmade gifts

Engage in an activity to draw on tissue paper or wax paper with markers along the kids. When they are done transfer ink onto regular white pillar candle using blow dryer as you tightly press the wax paper onto the the wax surface.



Easy DIY candles

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

Creative smart idea.

DIY Bird Bath Candle



Even kids can make the easiest beeswax candle.


Rolled beeswax candle

To make rolled Beeswax Candle simply take sheets of beeswax and roll it over the wick.


decorating candles using sand tutorial

DIY Beach candle

Simply apply mod podge and roll the candle in the sand.

Decorating candle using sand

flower candle beeswax soy mason jar tutorial

Flower candles

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

Make beeswax egg candle using plastic eggs for Easter.

Beeswax Egg Candle

making mold candle

Seashell candles

Make candles by using seashells and other objects as molds.

Sand Candles



Gel wax candle

Use spices and gold leaf to make clear gel candles.


Gel tealights

Add dyes or food coloring to make gel tealights by recycling old tealight cups.

embellish candle

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


Handmade candle made with scent and crayons melted into the wax and poured into mason jars.


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DIY Valentines day candle ideas


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  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. Wendy says:

    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. malia says:

    Great ideas! I especially love the shells! xo

  5. zainab says:

    wowwww….love sand candles…..:)

  6. Lauren says:

    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

    1. 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!

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  8. Joanne david says:

    There are some wonderful ideas to help me get started with

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