We are well into October, and I can't believe Halloween is only a few weeks away. Where did the time go? Oh I know, this heatwave we've been experiencing has fooled my into thinking it's still summer! I am the least prepared for the upcoming holidays than I've ever been before - omg don't panic! So as you can probably tell, today called for a serious Halloween DIY intervention. Inspired my one of my favorite Halloween time movies, I'm sharing this this wickedly easy DIY soy candle. Using a crayon gives is a cool marble effect and you'll love the way the wax turns black when the candle burns.
- Soy Candle Wax Shaving (about 1 lb)
- Gold oil based sharpie
- Small rose bowl
- Candle wicks
- Black crayon
- Paper cup
- Not pictured - pencil, small knife, scissors, microwave, microwavable bowl
* i got everything I needed from Michaels.
step 1. begin by gathering your soy wax shaving, and using a knife to shave down your black crayon (i used the entire crayon).
step 2. transfer the shavings into a microwavable bowl and microwave until the wax is completely melted. Depending on your microwave power this could take up to 3 minutes.
step 3. while the wax is melting, prepare your candle bowl by setting the candle wick in the center.
tip: use a pencil to keep the candle wick centered.
step 4. transfer the hot liquid into your paper cup so it's easier to pour into your glass bowl.
tip: I tried microwaving the wax in the paper cup but the hot wax started burning the cup! I heard a crackle, opened the microwave, smoke spilled out, and my smoke alarm went off. After a minute of flailing my pan holders in the air the alarm finally turned off. Phew. So take it from me, a microwavable bowl is the way to go! But transferring to the paper cup makes it easier to pour and helps prevent spills.
step 5. let the candle wax dry, then snip off the excess candle wick.
step 6. use your gold sharpie marker to free write your own halloween saying. I used "black magic" since once the candle is lit the wax turns black.
black and gold..so chic!
*blog post update: and because one was just not enough, I made a ghostly "Boo" candle, as well.