Sunday, April 19, 2020

Pour Your Own Candle in Vintage Containers

So how are you managing our world situation? Good? Not so good? Whichever one it is, it's completely understandable.  If I weren't working, I may not be handling it well either, I'm really not sure.

Anywhoooobs, I have something fun for you today.  Please keep reading till the end for a discount code!

The minute I saw this idea, I knew I had to try it!  You can literally make your own candle within minutes and use your very own container of your choice.  Of course I chose to use vintage containers!  As the website says, "If it holds water, it holds a candle"!
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen most of these pictures already.  I was highly impressed with this process and had to shout it from the roof tops!  The large Edgeworth tin above was instantly turned into a candle in a matter of minutes!  I ordered a 24 oz. re-pour kit from Farm Finds Candle Co.
Photo above borrowed from Farm Finds Candle Co.
Above you can see what your kit will include.  Lesley has lots of fragrances to choose from with $6 flat rate shipping and 100% carbon neutral shipping for saving our Earth!
The hardest part about this entire process, was trying to decide what container I wanted my candles to be poured into!

Click right HERE to see a video and read about how to pour your own candles.

If you decide to use a vintage container, you will want to:

1. Clean it thoroughly and make sure it will hold your wax.
2. Measure your container to see how many wicks you need to use.
3. Adhere the wicks to your container.
4. Stabilize the wicks with the chop sticks provided in your kit.

5.  Warm your wax S L O W L Y! Don't rush it!  Go slow with 30 seconds at a time.  In my microwave, it took less than a minute to warm the wax. DO NOT over heat your wax, you will ruin it!
6. Stir your warmed wax thoroughly for at least 1 minute or more until it is completely smooth.
7. Pour the warmed wax into your container of choice. Be careful to navigate around your chop stick stabilizers.
8. Make sure your wicks are standing straight up. GENTLY pull straight and taut and hold in place with your chop sticks.
9. Smooth out the top of your candle. While the wax is still warm, gently tap your container on a table top until smooth.
10. Trim wicks. I waited about 4 hours to make sure the wax was firm and then I trimmed my wicks to about 1/4" above the wax.  This helps create a cleaner burn. You will want to keep your wicks trimmed to 1/4" every single time you burn your candle.
11. WAIT - It takes 7 days for your candle to completely cure.  This will ensure your wonderful fragrance is one with the wax.  Don't rush it, please wait the 7 days, its so worth it!
12. After the 7 days is up, light your candle and allow it to burn for at least 4 hours or longer.  This will help prevent a deep well in your candle and allow it to burn down evenly.
While I waited my 7 days to burn, I left the lid propped open and it smelled divine!  Oh, I forgot to tell you that I chose the Mint Mojito scent for my re-pour kit.  It smells so fresh and clean.  Lesley also sent me a sample of Morning Coffee and Country Rain.  I used them in my Scentsy warmer and they smell wonderful too!  I'm sure all the scents smell amazing!
Your vintage container can still be used in your decor and when the candle runs out, you just pour another one! Love!
I used a copper tea canister that is part of a set of canisters I received from my Mamaw and Papaw for my hope chest when I was just a kid.  I never used them for anything other than decor.  Now the smallest one also holds a candle!
It only required one wick because its so small.  Each wick burns a 3 inch pool and this little canister was just barely bigger than 3 inches.
It certainly is still so cute for decor as you can see. 
I can always take off the lid and enjoy the beautiful scent that comes out too!

When all "The Rona" stuff goes away, I will be back out in the vintage shops searching for more containers to pour my own candles into, that's for sure!

Now, who wants to pour their own candle? I knew you would! Please enjoy 20% off your order by using my discount code of DDCAMP20OFF.  CLICK RIGHT HERE to start shopping!

If you loved this idea and want to save it for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board.  I have a Pinterest board set up just for all things crafty called I love IT and all kinds of other fun stuff and, I'm pinning something new every day. Won't you join me?

GREAT NEWS!  I now have an Amazon Storefront!  If you ever want to purchase anything I'm showing you here, you can pop over to my shop and see what I've picked out for you! Click right here to visit. You can find this bedspread in the "For Our Home" section.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!


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22 comments:

  1. I love the containers you chose for your candles. You made it look so easy that I ordered the 24oz kit. Thanks for the coupon.

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    1. Hi there! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the candle making process as much as I do! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  2. The containers you used for your candles are beautiful! I especially love the first one. A melt and pour kit is such a great idea!

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much! It's such a fun thing to do and I'm with you, its such a great idea! :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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    1. Hi Marilyn! Thanks so much for everything my sweet friend! Happy weekend! :)

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  4. I am so excited by your post today. I have a few vintage tins around the house passed on from my family and this is a fabulous idea for them! I can't wait to turn them into pretty candles - thank you for the inspiration. xo

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    1. Hi Marie! Thank you so much! I hope you have as much fun as I do pouring your candles! :)

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  5. Luv this so much and I have that vintage blue tin too🙋🏼‍♀️ I’d luv to invite you to share it with us at Home and Gardens Link Party🙌🏻 https://www.dabblinganddecorating.com/single-post/2020/03/31/Charming-Homes-Gardens-Wednesday-Link-Party

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    1. Hi Ann! Thank you so much for the invite, I will check it out for sure! :)

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  6. I love the use of the vintage containers. I have a few that I can use.
    Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky Party. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/04/over-moon-linky-party_26.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Hi Bev! Thank you so much sweet friend, I really appreciate that and am truly honored! :)

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  7. This is a great idea, and I love your tin!

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    1. Hi Pam! Thank you so much, it is just so fun to do and these would also make great Mother's Day gifts too! :)

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  8. Ah DeeDee, you had me at vintage tin. I adore this project and they look so lovely.
    Thank you for sharing Your DIY candles in vintage tins project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring them at the party tomorrow and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Hi Kerryanne! Thank you so much my sweet friend, I truly appreciate you! :)

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  9. This is such a great gift idea!! I love the vintage container you chose--now a one of a kind candle!!
    Pamela | DIY Vibes

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    1. Hi Pamela! Thank you so much! I agree, anyone would love to have one of these handmade candles as a gift! :)

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  10. I love this! Can't wait to try it out!!

    Tania

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    1. Hi Tania! Thank you so much! It is really a fun little project and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! :)

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  11. Nice tutorial. I love reusing containers of any kind--vintage or not!

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    1. Hi Kathy! Thank you so much! Same here, I'm always trying to re-purpose something! :)

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