DIY Inspiration: Candle-making

25 Apr


I’m not really into candle making, but I’m hoping to inspire someone special to follow through with her candle-making plans once she read this post.

Who doesn’t love candles? They’re romantic & soothing, and they make you want to go to sleep (ZzZzZZzZZzzzz). They are a great decorative piece and they come in all shape, colors and designs to suit every decor type: Shabby Chic, rustic, ultra-modern, boho, Victorian, or even vintage.


Above is a thorough step-by-step tutorial by fellow WordPress blogger, Something Turquoise. The first picture in this post is via Anthropologie, they look great don’t they?

Here’s a pretty tutorial from Hey Gorgeous to inspire you to make your own DIY Vintage Teacup Candles.


Teacups that have lost their saucers can be upcycled into beautiful candles, see Martha Stewart’s tutorial over here.


Candles are just so versatile and so if you plan to start making them, you can actually make candles with your own signature; candles that really stand out from the crowd.


Here’s a Martha Stewart video tutorial on making your own molds: Hippocrates Bust Candle – Tutorial – Martha Stewart.

What about making candles in tins?

Love this look, you can get the tutorial from Country Living over here.


DIY your own travel candle…

Candles in tins always look great! (See tutorial via

Source: via Karboojeh on Pinterest


I leave you with 2 great resources for a number of candle-making tutorials:

Have a great day,


7 Responses to “DIY Inspiration: Candle-making”

  1. lalalinee April 26, 2012 at 4:15 am #

    so pretty, i wanted to throw a high tea party and those teacups with candles in them are a great idea.

  2. Ria April 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Those Mason jar candles are a great way to get use out of jars. I know here, at least, they’re really easy to come by in stores and at flea markets, and if you don’t make jams or pickles or other preserves, candles would be a really good use for them!

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    • Karboojeh Handmade April 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

      You’re most welcome :) It’s a great idea to upcycle all these glass jars that we get buying coffee (Nescafe) mayo, pickles, and jams.

  3. kellysassyandsweet April 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I love the tea cups an dthe tins! I might have to try this one day… absolutely beautiful!

    • Karboojeh Handmade April 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

      I agree, the tea tins look fabulous… I’m thinking of venturing into candle-making myself. Shouldn’t have published this, it’s too tempting to resist candles!

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