I have to admit, I’m much more of a Spring and Summer kind of girl – I love the early mornings, long days, balmy evenings and sitting on my deck with a glass of wine after work. However once the cold comes and the leaves have fallen, there are two things I love about this time of year: Christmas and being able to light loads of candles to give my home a cosy glow!
However, buying candles in containers can get expensive and I seem to go through them rather quickly! So instead of buying candles which can sometimes contain a lot of unnatural chemicals, I like to make my own. It’s much cheaper and you can play around with essential oils to create your very own unique fragrances.
For today’s craft, I’ve just used some simple containers I already had. And that’s part of the beauty of creating your own candles – you can use whatever vessels you have available – so whether that’s re-using a candle container you already have (just use a bain marie to melt any remaining wax and use a paper towel to clean it out), using vintage teacups (which also make great gifts!) or doing as I did, using votive containers – you can create a look that works well with your own interiors.
For my own, I created a table centerpiece that would be perfect for Christmas dinner – simply wind a battery-operated string of fairylights through your candles and surround by glittery pinecones and baubles.
I would also recommend using soy wax for your candles – it gives a nice clean burn and the candles last longer! So if you’d like to know how to make your own, read on!