I LOVE making gifts for the ladies in my life so Mother’s Day is the perfect holiday to make something girly and fun. This year I decided to make some kitchen-themed candles for my mom and mother-in-law…and me 🙂 I am sharing an easy way to make a soy candle with essential oils in your microwave. It’s super easy and they turn out really pretty. I also made some simple gift tags for all of the different ideas so all you have to do is print, cut, and you’re done!
**To see more about the “I LOVE You Beyond Measure” measuring cup candle gift idea and FREE Printable Gift Tags go visit my guest post on Foster 2 Forever!
Okay let’s make our candles:
You can choose any little bowl, cup, or mug to make this project. I found these at thrift stores and also bought a few from Tuesday Morning. Just choose your bowl or cup and clean it out and dry it really well.
1. Place your wick in the center of the bowl. I used a glue dot to hold it in place. Once, the hot wax hits the glue dot it will move but it does help get you ready to pour.
2. Measure your soy flakes by pouring them into your bowl twice. This should be enough to fill the bowl once it’s melted. I melted them in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Stir to make sure it is thoroughly melted.
3. Add your essential oils of choice. I did about 20 or 30 drops and my candles don’t smell very strong so if you want a stronger scent, use more. Stir for about 2 minutes and then slowly pour into your bowl or cup.
4. Place a small piece of wax paper over the candle with a hole in it for the wick. This will keep your wick centered while the wax hardens. Allow several hours to cool.
Here are some of the finished candles! Besides the bowl I used a tiny tea cup, a coffee mug that I wrote on with a gold Sharpie, and a measuring cup. The printable gift tags are at the bottom of the post. Just click on them, print, cut, and you’re done!
For the printable gift tags for the measuring cup, go visit my guest post on Foster 2 Forever!
FREE Printable Gift Tags: Click on the link, print, cut, and tie it on your gift with some cute ribbon or jute.
Which candle is your favorite? What other things could you use from your kitchen for a candle gift?