Crayon Candles

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DIY Crayon Candles 

 

What You’ll Need:

* ½ Pint Mason Jars

* Lots of Crayons

* Candle Wicks

* Heat Gun & or Oven

* Knife or X-Acto Knife

* Oven Mitts

* Refrigerator  

 

How to Make:

Striped~

1~ Pick out the colors you want to use for your candle. For example: Blue and green

 

2~ For your first layer, pick out 6 shades of your chosen color. If you have 2 of the same shade, thats fine.


3~ Take an X-ACTO knife and shell the crayons.

 

4~ Break the crayons up into little pieces


5~ Place a candle wick in a ½ pint mason jar. Don’t cut the wick.


6~ Place the broken crayons into the mason jar, and arrange around the wick.


7~ Pull the wick to one side. Using your heat gun @ 750, start melting the crayons. ( If it gets any hotter, it will burn the wick.)


8~ Once the crayons are completely melted, move the candle to the fridge to let it cool before adding your next color.


Note ~

If you want thicker stripes repeat steps 6-8 in the same color.


Why ~

If you add more than 6 crayons at a time, they won’t  melt completely


9~ Continue these steps until you reach the top of the mason jar.

 

 

 

 

Solid ~

1~ Pick out one color, and then a bunch of shades within that color. For example: I chose orange as my base color, but I used every shade of orange, yellows, and some reds.

Note ~

You are going to need A LOT of crayons!


2~ Take your X-ACTO knife and shell all of your crayons

 

3~ Break the crayons into small pieces


4~ Place a candle wick in a ½ pint mason jar. Don’t cut the wick.


5~ Place the broken crayons into the mason jar, and arrange around the wick. Fill to the top of the jar.

Note ~

Be conscious of color placement. I only had a few yellow crayons so I placed bits sporadically to give a pop of contrasting color.


6~ Cut the wick so you have about 3 inches sticking out of the top of your candle. You can always cut more later.


7~ Turn the oven on bake @ 350. Place your candle inside and let it heat up with the oven. This will prevent the glass from breaking.


8~ Bake for about 10 minutes. You want the crayons to be liquid. If they need more time, continue baking and check every 5 minutes.

 

Note ~

 

When fully melted, the jar will be about ½ way to ¾ full.


9~ Pull the candle out with oven mitts and place on the counter.


10~ Go shell and break up more crayons ( if you need )


11~ Carefully place more crayon bits into the candle, and arrange around the wick.


12~ Place the candle back in the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until completely melted.

 

13~ Remove the candle from the oven and place it in the fridge to cool


Note ~

If you have air bubbles, take a heat gun and melt it just enough to fill the hole. Also, if you want to cut off more of the wick go ahead.


    

 

 
 
 
 
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