DIY Vintage Candles Made Easy (2024)

We have made candles in our home a few times over the years and every time, it has been a disaster. Wax has been spilled and the cleanup was a nightmare. So, I decided that we would never do that again. That is one project we will just leave to the professionals. Not anymore. I discovered the best invention of all time and now, I can’t wait to find all kinds of vessels to make candles. I am going to share how I make DIY vintage candles. This process is so easy, and mess-free, and the cleanup is a breeze!

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Supplies Used To Make DIY Vintage Candles

Wax Set (comes with wax, wicks, wick stickers, and wick holders)

Wax Warmer


Thermometer Pot Clip Holder

Vintage Vessels (found at the thrift store)

Discovering Vintage Vessels:

This is the part of the whole process that I am most excited about. I always find amazing vintage vessels at thrift stores that I love but don’t have a use for so I leave them behind. Now that this candle-making process is so easy, I will be picking up said vessels to make candles! I now have an excuse to pick them up! You can use any vessel you want to make the candles but finding one-of-a-kind vintage vessels adds character and nostalgia to your creations. From delicate teacups to rustic mason jars, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Embrace the thrill of the hunt as you seek out unique containers that speak to your aesthetic vision.

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Introducing the Ultimate Wax Melter:

Meet your new favorite sidekick – the wax melter that streamlines the candle-making process. Designed for efficiency and precision, this game-changing tool ensures flawless results every time. Say goodbye to traditional double boilers and hello to hassle-free melting. With adjustable temperature settings and a user-friendly interface, even beginners can achieve professional-quality candles with ease. The brass pouring spout makes pouring so easy and the lever makes it so you aren’t spilling wax and you get the right amount poured every time. I am blown away by this wax warmer. It is the sole reason I can DIY vintage candles with ease. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Crafting Your Vintage Candles – Step-By-Step:

Now, let’s get down to business! Start by preparing your thrifted vessels, ensuring they’re clean and dry. Next, affix the thermometer and holder on the edge of the melter. You can also insert the thermometer into the wax to get a temperature. Then, attach the wick to the bottom of your vessel with the stickers provided. You can put the wick holder on now or wait until you get the vessel filled with wax to situate the wick and put the holder on. If your vessel is small, you may want to wait until it is filled to do the wick holder.

The wax warmer warms up fast. I didn’t have to put it on much heat at all to melt all of my wax. Once it is at the ideal temp, put your vessel under the brass spout and turn the lever on. Watch as the wax fills your vessel and turn the lever off when it is full. It is that easy. Set your candle aside and wait for it to set. Once you have the wax gone from the warmer and it has cooled completely, take a paper towel and wipe out the warmer. It cleans up easily.

Note: Every wax will be different. Make sure to know what the ideal temp is for your wax for both pouring and adding fragrance or dyes if you are doing that.

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I recorded a video using the warmer and making the candles on my YouTube channel HERE.

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Transforming thrifted vintage vessels into stunning candles has never been easier, thanks to the power of innovation and creativity. With the help of a revolutionary wax melter, crafting DIY vintage candles becomes a seamless and enjoyable experience. So, gather your supplies, unleash your imagination, and let the magic of candle-making transport you to a world of vintage-inspired elegance.

If you have any questions, put them in the comments and I will answer them all! I am excited to have you try this project. You will be hooked!


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