If you love greenery and a freshly scented home, this is the perfect DIY for you. It’s so easy! If you enjoy candles as much as I do, making them yourself.
What you will need to make your DIY dried flower candles:
- Cotton Candle Wick
- Dried Flowers
- Glass Jar or ceramic container
- A Wooden Skewer
- Optional: Essential oils
Step 1: Melt the wax
For this first step you should melt the wax on your hob. It’s better to melt the wax slowly with quite a low heat to ensure that it cools quickly so as not to damage the dried petals with the heat of the liquid.
Step 2: Add the dried flowers to your glass container
If you’re using a transparent container then it might be a good idea to clean the container before adding the flowers and wax so no smudges or marks are left when the wax cools inside it. When you’re just about ready to add the wax, add some of the flowers you want to seal inside or keep them for the end to put on it. Don’t worry about their distribution of the flowers at this point as more can be added gradually with the wax.
Step 3: Pour the wax
Now turn off the hob and take the liquid melted wax over to the container and start to pour inside. Sprinkle in a few more flowers as you go and use the wooden skewer to ensure that they sink properly in the wax itself.
Step 4: Add the wick and the oils
You should already have your wick set to be placed in the candle. If you want to add in the oils do so after the wax has cooled for a few minutes to ensure that the heat doesn’t make the oils smoke. If you’re adding strong scents like lavender only place a couple of drops in the mixture but for more subtle fragrances more is better (around 20 – 30 drops). After giving the mixture a light stir you can then drop in the wick. Make sure to keep it centered so the candle will burn evenly.
Step 6: Let the wax cool
Now that everything is set in place find a cool dry place for the wax to solidify. Before the wax is dry, put few dried flowers on the top on the side part as decoration. This can take up to 24 hours to completely settle so don’t rush the process or the flowers or wick could get knocked out of place.