Adding a bit of magic to your home is fun, right? I used to be nervous about infusing my own personality into our decor. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of surrounding yourself in rooms that make you happy. And these unicorn candles definitely make me happy. They smell like cotton candy and look like they’ve been sprinkled with heaven dust.
I love making these as a quick bridal shower or birthday gift for my girlfriends. They’re simple and it’s super easy to make a large batch at one time. Here are some tips to get the most out of your candle making experience:
- Skip purchasing a double boiler. Instead use a Pyrex measuring cup and a regular sauce pan! Be sure to fill the pan with enough water, but not so much that your Pyrex cup floats.
- Place a dot of hot glue at the end of your wick and stick it to the bottom of your candle. Your wick won’t move as you're pouring your wax.
- Allow the candle to cool for 48 hours before lighting it for optimal scent.
- One glass votive
Blue cotton candy fragarence oilInstructions:
- Fill your saucepan with 1-2 inches of water. Place your Pyrex measuring cup in the saucepan. Keeping your Pyrex measuring cup in the pan, fill it with your wax. I highly recommend using soybean wax since it burns clean. Wondering how much wax to melt? A good rule of thumb is to melt twice as much wax as your container (if you’re using 10 oz. container, melt 18-20 oz. of wax).
- Keep your heat on low-medium and allow your wax to melt. It will take about 10-15 minutes for your wax to completely melt. While your wax is melting, fix your wick to the bottom of your candle with a dot of hot glue.
- Take your wax off the heat and add in your scent and color. I put 30 drops of Blue cotton candy and 2 drops of food coloring. (Tip: food coloring often leaves residue, if you want to add coloring to your candles, use this, but if you’re in a bind, food coloring is good enough). Stir.
- Slowly pour your wax into your container.
- Add in your dried flowers. The flowers from bMAKER are great because they are certified edible and kosher. Wrap the leftover wick around a skewer or pencil and allow the pencil to rest on the edge of the candle.
- Push some of your flowers down with a toothpick so they are distributed throughout the candle.
- Once the candle is almost cooled, top with glitter and rose petals.
Candles are one of my favorite home accents. They are lavish without requiring too much technique and make your house feel like a home. I opted for blue cotton candy to match my unicorn theme, but if I’m being honest vanilla has always had my heart. What are your favorite candle scents?