Upcycled Craft: DIY Candle From Antiques

The Craft Challenge

This post is part of The Craft Challenge. If you’re interested in learning more about the challenge, you can read about it here.

DIY upcycled candle holders

This month’s theme for The Craft Challenge is Upcycling: to create something new from something old. This is typically throw-away material, but it doesn’t always have to be.

I was in a resale shop and found these old, beautiful brass candlestick holders and small ceramic bowls. They seemed to go very well together, so I decided to make a candle holder out of them.

DIY upcycled candle materials

Things You Will Need:
A pot
Tin can
Super glue
Candle wax
Fragrance oil
Candle wicks
Ceramic bowels
Candlestick holders

You can get the majority of these materials from any hobby shop. Rummaging a resale or consignment shop will be great for finding older materials to upcycle if you don’t already have something laying around. Teacups make nice candle holders has well!

The rest of the materials can be purchased online at stores like Amazon or Michaels.

melting soy wax

Step 1
Fill up your tin can with candle wax. (I chose soy wax).

Place it in a pot filled less than half way with water and turn your burner on high.

**Note: You can use other containers to hold the wax, but tin conducts heat well and cools quickly when removed so it’s a great choice for candle making.

candle wick set up

Step 2
While your wax is melting, you can set up your candle’s wicks. Place the wicks in the center of your bowls and hold them upright with a knife like in the image above.

melted candle wax

Step 3
When your wax is completely melted, you can pull the tin out of the pot. Be careful, because it will be very hot. I always use oven mits or tongs.

candle fragrance oil

Step 4
Now you can pour in your fragrance oil. There will be instructions on your bottle telling you how much you’ll need.

Stir well.

drying candle wax

Step 5
Pour the wax into your bowls and use a second knife to hold the wicks in place.

Let the wax dry and the bowl cool.

candlestick glued to candle holder

Step 6
Super glue your candlestick holder to the bottom of your bowl.

Let it dry.

brass candle stick holder

DIY upcycled candle holders

When you’re finished, you will have yourself some newly upcycled candles. I love mine 🙂

One person’s trash is another’s treasure, right?

The Craft Challenge Participants and Their Upcycled Crafts

Click on each of the pictures to check out each of their crafts. All of the upcycled crafts are to be posted at some point today.

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