Fall is in full swing which means all the great candles are out! I love candles. They’re beautiful, make any room smell delicious and just add a nice touch of decor. Recently, I’ve been trying to make things that I would normally buy, as DIYs. DIYs are my favorite. They’re cheap, easy and super fun to make. I came across a bunch of recipes for DIY candles and decided I wanted to make one for the Fall season. In this post, I’m going to be sharing how to DIY: Pumpkin Spice Candle.
What You’ll Need:
- Candle Wax – Mine is specifically for jar candles
- 1 Orange Crayon
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Glass jar w/weighted bottom candle wick – If you don’t have a pre-made on you can buy the candle wicks and jars separately.
- Wooden Pencil
- Pot to melt wax
- Pot with water – for double broiler
What To Do:
- Take your pencil and gently wrap the wick around it. This will ensure your wick does not move when pouring wax into jar.
- Measure your wax to the jar – my wax came as 3 cubes, I used 2 for the first pour and the last cube for the fill up.
- Place your first 2 cubes into the pouring pot with the thermometer and then place the pouring pot into a pot filled halfway with water. Heat until wax melts completely (180°F).
- At 180°F add your orange crayon and let melt completely. Then turn off heat and let the wax cool to 175°F, once cooled add your pumpkin pie spice (I don’t have a measurement for this I did as much as I felt). Stir completely to ensure spice is distributed throughout.
- Slowly pour the wax into your jar. Let cool 60 minutes.
- Once cooled for 60 minutes take another pencil and gently poke holes into the wax around the wick, to let the air escape.
- Melt your last cube of wax to 175°F then slowly pour wax into the poked holes, try to not exceed the original fill line. Let your candle cool overnight.
- Once completely cooled, cut down the wick and tie your festive orange ribbon around the jar.
- Enjoy your lovely pumpkin spice candle!
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Making candles is super easy and fun to do. They also make a nice gift. Thanks for reading!